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‘Too beautiful to sip’: Korean barista creates colourful masterpieces on coffee

With over 1 lakh followers on Instagram, South Korean barista Lee Kang Bin creates what he calls ‘cremart’, using simple tools and food dyes

art and culture Updated: Jul 31, 2017 17:42 IST
(leekangbin91 Instagram\Screengrab)
(leekangbin91 Instagram\Screengrab)

From Disney characters to Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night, South Korean barista Lee Kang Bin has taken latte art to another level, experimenting with colours and patterns on a cup of coffee.

With over 1 lakh followers on Instagram, the 26-year old coffee artist creates what he calls ‘cremart’, using simple tools and food dyes. The designs are so incredibly stunning that you would be forgiven for just admiring at the picture perfect cups for hours.

“I wanted to surpass the limitations of traditional latte art by introducing colours and a wider range of designs,” he said at the Cafe Show in Korea in 2016. “I think it’d be a great addition to the art bar section of the WLAC (World Latte Art Championship) and I hope to breathe new life into an otherwise isolated path in the industry.”

He regularly updates his Instagram account with his latest creations and also shares videos showing the entire process.

Fan comments on his instagram posts (leekangbin91 Instagram\Screengrab)
Fan comments on his instagram posts (leekangbin91 Instagram\Screengrab)

Here’re some of his brilliant masterpieces.