Saturday, 28 May 2016

Independent learning log #2 By Valerie

Independent learning log #2

What I did:
I went to the lifestyle section of the Straits time and happened to chance upon an article regarding latte art. I have a great liking for craft and art, hence this article caught my eye. It was very interesting to find out how the many skilled baristas are able to ‘draw’ on coffee

What I learned:

Words I did not understand:
Latte- A coffee drink made with espresso and steamed milk
Etching-a print produced by the process of etching.

Basically, the article is about various baristas and latte artists who won various awards for their outstanding latte art. Most of them have been baristas for about five years and have gained a lot of experience to become professional latte artists. The latte artist that caught my attention is Mr. Eugene Lim from MavRx Coffee Apothecary. This is because he creates his designs depending on the weather. For example, on a rainy day, Mr. Kim will draw a teddy bear holding an umbrella and on a sunny day, he will draw a teddy bear with sunglasses. On Fridays, he will draw the teddy bears holding banners that say ‘TGIF’ and draw various characters based on the special occasions such as Christmas.To me, this idea is very creative, and I find the teddy bears he draw really cute, yet very challenging and difficult to draw. This also allows the customers to relate to the weather or special occasion, making the customer feel that the coffee is very personalized, and brightens up their day. In conclusion, I admire these baristas a lot as they are very talented, and it requires a lot of skills to master the art of latte art. Even though their jobs may seem simple, they put a lot of effort into to prepare 1 cup of coffee which I find very admirable.

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