Some artists work in charcoal, others watercolor and some use ... foam?
Melannie Aquino works at the Elite Audio Coffee Bar in downtown San Francisco. Like many baristas, she began experimenting with latte art to mix up the grind of pulling shots all day long. "It was pretty primitive, but the customer loved it so much that their reaction stuck with me. After that I was hooked," Aquino wrote in a post on Medium this week.
Espresso-outlined bears turned into animals before Aquino set her sights on the bespectacled creatures known as Minions that are sweeping the nation. The yellow "box office superstars" have been featured in three films -- most recently the eponymously named "Minions" -- and have been taking social media by storm.
"They’re such expressive characters and it’s fun to bring them to life with each drink," Aquino wrote. "People kept coming back for them!"
Take a look at some of her stunning creations below, and check out her Instagram here for more latte art.