coffee-artists Thailand is full of coffee artists. Wherever you go for a cup of Joe, they try to outdo their coffee competitors with creative patterns and swirls of blended foam.

I hate to even stir in a spoonful of sugar for fear of ruining the coffee canvas. But since the coffee won’t stay hot forever, I choose to capture each creation digitally.

But my absolute favorite of all time is:

How on earth?

This post was originally published in Oct. 2008 on Michael’s personal blog, Build Your Walls! Guard Your Gates!

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  • Michael lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand and is our Learning & Support Director for Southeast Asia. He leads staff development training primarily in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

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  1. Shannon
    Jul 8, 2011
    at 7:11 am

    I am impressed! I have worked as a barista but never honed my skills to create what you were served! I enjoyed seeing all these photos but especially the cat :)

  2. Laure Krueger
    Jul 8, 2011
    at 7:46 am


    Just wow!

  3. Corina Lucas
    Jul 8, 2011
    at 11:56 am

    Those are amazing! If I ever get to visit my compassion child in Thailand I will have to ask for coffee just to see the patterns.

  4. Jul 8, 2011
    at 8:59 pm

    Now, THIS is a post to bring joy to a person’s day!

  5. Barbara Ferraro
    Jul 8, 2011
    at 9:38 pm

    They were simply amazing and I would have a hard time drinking the coffee in order to ruin the art.

  6. Jul 11, 2011
    at 12:46 am

    Super WOW! Coffee too pretty to drink that’s for sure.

  7. Jul 14, 2011
    at 3:03 pm

    The cat one is amazing!

  8. Lizzie
    Nov 19, 2011
    at 3:30 pm

    Unbelievable! It is truly extraordinary!

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