Over years, social media has allowed edible artwork to come to the forefront of culinary culture. From pancake portraits to corgi donuts, there seems to be no end in sight for this online trend. However, if we were to rank the top foods turned works of art, lattes and coffees would have to be near the top of that list. Throughout the last few years, we've seen everything from diamond lattes to three dimensional foam sculptures come forth from talented baristas located in cafes around the globe. However, the coffee artist you're about to meet may blow the competition out of the water...or the skim milk in this case.
Lee Kang Bin is a barista employed at the C Through Cafe in Seoul, South Korea. C Through is located at 403-3, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu and has become a hot spot for Bin's specialty: Cream Art
Bin creates out of this world masterpieces using cream atop a cup of joe. He began creating masterpieces using cream and coffee over five years ago, finessing his techniques through plenty of practice.
Bin first came up with the plan to use chocolate and strawberry syrups over a cream base. He was then able to develop his signature bear style, which he sells exclusively at his cafe on weekdays and after 6pm on weekends.
If a customer orders a cream art latte before 6pm on the weekend, Bin can create a custom piece through a reservation. Over the years, Bin has created a number of spectacular coffee creations including Van Gogh's A Starry Night and The Scream.
Bin uses cold brew and milk to create cream art, as hot coffee can distort his designs. And for those customers who love the art but hate the taste of coffee, he offers vanilla milk as a substitute.
What do you think about these colorful and creative cream art coffees? Would you drink a custom work of art? What edible work of art would you like us to feature next? Let us know your thoughts, opinions and questions on this story in the comments section on Facebook.