Starbucks Barista Illustrates Customer Names On Coffee Cups, Spells Them Correctly

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For the few times that Starbucks actually asks for your name to write on the cup, an embarrassing misspelling of your name is imminent.

London-based Starbucks barista, Gabriel Lafitte Nkweti, not only makes sure to spell your name correctly, but turns the names of his coffee customers into works of art.

The art is obviously not done while your latte is being made… Starbucks isn’t that slow. Nkweti takes in upwards of 40 hours to complete one piece of cup art — drawing inspiration from his patrons and various art forms. See more of his collection at his Facebook page.

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Black Coffee and Oreo Art

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Black coffee and Oreos… They’re not just for breakfast anymore. Malaysia-based artist Yeirkif Abdullah, having apparently lost his circle template, uses mugs of black coffee and Oreos to complete fun black and white illustrations.

Need Mickey ears? Done. Wall-E’s eyes? Oreos to the rescue. Have fun at breakfast, or at any meal that needs orbs in a hurry.

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This Coffee Might Be Strong

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If you need a little pick me up in the morning, and you’re not averse to the f-word — F*cking Strong Coffee is here to get the morning going.

The blend of Brazilian and Honduran Arabica coffee is full-bodied and strong — like, preceded by the f-word-strong — so you know it’s good.

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The Waffogato, Our Latest Dessert Obsession From Dominique Ansel

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The mad scientist responsible for the Cronut and Chocolate Chip Cookie Shots, Dominique Ansel, is back with a new dessert. Helping to form single-file madness as we speak, the Waffogato is a waffle-shaped slab of Tahitian vanilla ice cream with bits of Belgian waffle folded in.

It’s then covered with espresso that’s laced with dark Vermont maple syrup. The heat of the espresso not only helps to slowly melt the ice cream waffle, but it apparently emits little tapioca balls and creates an espresso soup of sorts. See you in line.

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Cuppaday, A Creative Art Project That Makes Use of Empty Coffee Cups

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What to do with all of those disposable coffee cups? Well, if you’re creative and have some time to spare, you can use them to create a daily art project.

Cuppaday is an art series by Sydney-based artist Paul Garbett, where he upcycles an empty disposable coffee cup every day into a new cylindrical work of art. Check out more from the series below.

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[link, via Lost At E Minor]