A work of (frothy) art: take a look at the hilarious coffee models created by a Japanese barista with a bit too much time on his hands

Barista, Kazuki Yamamoto froths up a storm in a coffee cup by drawing images of animals and famous paintings in the cappuccinos he serves to customers

If you can't get through the morning without a strong beverage (we're talking coffee, not whisky btw) then spare a thought for customers of Kazuki Yamamoto in Japan.

The plucky barista is serving up coffee with a
quirky difference - with your very own model drawn into the froth.

After six years as a barista, Yamamoto decided to make his creative cappuccinos to order complete with cheerful image on top.

coffee with frothy work on it

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From a cute teddy bear to a replica of the Mona Lisa, Yamamoto has notched up over 2,000 of the mini masterpieces. I wonder if he charges extra for the complicated designs?


The talented 26-year-old's creations do take a little longer but his delighted customers don't seem to mind.

coffee froth artist kuzuki yamamoto

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So far he has created hundreds of cute animals such as a seal, dog, wolf and a cat. He's also created well-known figures such as Mickey Mouse, Tom and Jerry and Aladdin.

coffee with aladdin froth art

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Fancy having a go at making your own frothy drawing? These stunning designs can't be created by getting super proficient with your average coffee maker, instead Yamamoto makes the creations by using a cocktail pin and spoon, steamed milk and deliclious espresso.

He said: ‘I have been been practising at the end of the working day and during breaks. It has become what I am known for when customers come into the shop.’

coffee with monalisa froth art

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coffee with dog froth art

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Yamamoto, who has been making the frothy creations for two years, estimates that he makes around three a day.

‘There is a drawback,’ he said. ‘The coffee can get cold because it takes time to do the more delicate designs.’

So next time you're entering a coffee shop why not try a tall skinny latte with a polar bear on top?

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