These Coffee-Foam Cats Will Make You Say Wow (or Meow!)

Cats meet coffee. A Twitter user immortalized her pets in latte foam, part of a growing movement of java artists using milk foam and espresso to shape animal masterpieces.
Coffee-Foam Cat

When a nimble-handed barista presents you with a latte that’s been personalized with a pretty image on top — a swirly leaf or twirly heart — it gladdens your spirit, as if you've just been given an unexpected gift or a warm smile from a kind stranger.

The latte art posted by a Twitter user who goes by the handle @dongurinekobei, though, puts most other fancy coffee doodles to shame. According to RocketNews24, the highly detailed, ultra-realistic, foamtastic feline faces are @dongurinekobei's way of immortalizing her cats, a tabby named Donguri and two kittens, Mugi and Uutan — at least until the java jones hits.

Gorgeous as these kitty images are, some outlets have wondered if maybe, just maybe, they might be Photoshopped. It’s certainly possible. Their picture-perfection does leave a latte room for doubt, but they may also be part of a movement in Japan in which artists use a mug full of milk foam and espresso as a canvas on which to paint and shape their animal masterpieces — some of them in three dimensions.

As impressive as these fully finished imaginative menageries may be, the process of creation may be even more so. Here's a YouTube video that show how it's done.

May your morning coffee always look so cuddly.

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