the beginner's guide to latte art

fake it till you make it

Just because your local barista can create an exquisite foam fern with a subtle flick of her tattoo-covered wrist as she pours your five dollar latte doesn't mean it's easy. In fact, if you've ever actually tried to make latte art without proper training, you probably found yourself with a huge mess and a small burn. But who doesn't want the skills to make coffee look awesome? So, when Giorgio Milos, Master Barista at illy caffè, offered to stop by and show us a latte-art hack, we jumped at the chance.

Using illy's new Y5 Duo, a machine that makes single-serve espresso and coffee, Milos proceeded to totally blow our minds. Ahead, the easiest ways to fake being a latte-art expert, ever.