Thursday, 5 April 2012
The practice of latte art, when decorative designs are created on the surface of a latte, is a vital component of the speciality coffee movement - which grew predominantly in the US in the 1990s and has since become a global phenomenon.
WGSN-homebuildlife profiles The Streamer Coffee Company, a brand which operates at the cutting edge of the trend.
Hiroshi Sawada is a former latte art champion and cafe consultant who hails from Osaka but has spent time in Seattle and Portland. Speciality coffee is a growing market in Japan, and Sawada has brought his vision to the forefront of the field.
The main attraction is the Streamer Latte, which is served in a soup bowl-sized mug providing the baristas with a suitably large canvas to work with.
Subscribers can read more about speciality coffee and cocktail trends in our new two-part report.