As New York barista Mike Breach demonstrates, there’s more to making a good coffee than the perfect blend of its ingredients. Unlike the majority of his peers, Breach is unique in that he gives his customers not only a sharp caffeine hit, but also a self-destructive piece of art as well. After spending hours practicing when the shop was shut behind closed doors, he’s finally perfected the art of crafting miniature drawings into the coffee foam itself.
Hundreds of New Yorker’s now constantly flock to his coffee shop each week to get that much-needed caffeine fix and also see their creations brought to life. But what a short life it is, each portrait last only for a few seconds before dissolving into the coffee, making each piece of art as transitory as it is fun.