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Do you care if your coffee has latte art?

I take far too much pride in my latte art when working, but sometimes I wonder if customers give a damn what their coffee looks like. Do you?

2y ago

Last week I made these two coffees. They are the product of months of spillages, rage and ugly lattes, and I was very pleased to carry them over to the table. Sad, I know.

But as a customer, do you care if your coffee has latte art on it? Do you even notice? I imagine some people think that its achieved by some kind of template-and-sprinkles arrangement like in Costa.

When I'm the customer, latte art is something like a seal of quality for me. It says: this coffee has been made with care by someone who knows what they're doing. But is this true for everyone else?

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Comments (15)

  • When i dine in its a nice touch, off the beat designs i often tip more, when i get it to-go it never makes sense as i just cover it with a lid and down it on my way out somewhere...

      2 years ago
  • I do get a little pang of disappointment when I don’t have coffee art and I very much appreciate when it’s there!

      2 years ago
  • It's always nice to see it but something fancy is not necessary. Good latte art sure shows that the barista knows their trade but for me it all comes down to how well the milk has been frothed.

      2 years ago
  • It’s part of the experience of going to a shop that really takes pride in their work. As a consumer, I see that pride and I appreciate it which, more times than not, leads me to really slow down and appreciate you drink.

      2 years ago
  • Unless the barista is hot, then I like that they're flirting.

      2 years ago