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The Origin of Coffee flower

Published: 2024-03-01 Author: World Gafei
Last Updated: 2024/03/01, Coffee jacquard technique was defended by the American National people's Congress in 1988. Hume created and developed in his own small cafe in Seattle. It is said that by chance, David Hume was packing breakfast coffee for his guests and inadvertently formed a beautiful heart on it when he added milk. It inspired him a lot.


Coffee shop produces milk-based espresso, pull flowers are often standard, simple love, leaves, complex can also see animals, cartoon patterns. In some coffee competitions, pulling flowers is a necessary professional skill for baristas, and all kinds of exquisite patterns are not to mention. So who developed such a gorgeous technique in the first place?

Does the coffee flower originate in Italy or the United States?

A cup of coffee needs flowers, of course, without a pressurized espresso machine and a steam bar. In the early 20th century, Luigi Bezzera, a manufacturer in Milan, Italy, invented the first semi-automatic steam pressurized coffee machine in order to extract coffee more efficiently, and applied for a patent in 1901. Later, the Italian company La Pavon bought the Bezzera patent and added a steam bar to the coffee machine, which was put on the market in 1906.


Although there has been a practice of steamed milk in Italy at the end of the 19th century, the emergence of the flower was decades later, and the art of it was recognized by the public thanks to Americans. In the 1980s, David Schomer set up a coffee stall in Seattle, USA. One day when he was making an espresso, he happened to put the last white foam on the liquid surface to form a "heart".


Later, after an in-depth understanding of the style and production technology of Italian espresso coffee at that time, David set up Espresso Vivace and delved into this "drawing pattern" technique to improve and train more baristas to produce high-quality flower art. The decorated coffee began to spread in the United States in the late 1980s and quickly spread around the world.

Coffee flower drawing is also called "latte art".

Latte is transliterated from the Italian word "caf è Latte", and "Latte" means milk. Put the hot milk into the espresso and pull out the "artistic" pattern, so it is called latte art "Latte Art".


The early coffee flower is just a simple pattern of love, leaves, and so on. With the development of boutique coffee, baristas all over the world pay more and more attention to this skill. They began to design for more elaborate visual effects, as well as a carving technique that uses foam and accessories to create bolder graphics.


At first, baristas paid more attention to the presentation of patterns, but after the development of the industry and the high demand of consumers, coffee flowers are not only visually fastidious, but also constantly improved in the dense taste of milk and the ways and techniques of integration with concentration, so as to enhance the overall taste of coffee to reach the so-called state of color, aroma and taste. David points out that a high-quality espresso and high-quality milk are crucial to making exquisite flower art.

The popularity of milk coffee such as latte and Australia White in social media and moments is largely due to the addition of Latte Art. Who doesn't like the coffee they ordered not only has a mellow taste, but also has a delightful beauty.