50 Beautifully Delicious Coffee Designs

Design, Inspiration | Jul 3, 2009

Coffee or Latte art consists of the pouring of steamed milk into a shot of espresso generating a pattern or design on the surface.

The barista becomes a true designer and is able to create beautiful creations with the most common form being the “rosetta” pictured on the left.

Latte art is a hot topic and there are even several competitions around the world showcasing this unique form of art.

In this article, we’re showcasing 50 beautiful – and certainly delicious – coffee designs that will make you drool…



Which ones are your favorites? Please share your comments with us…


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  • Mike Distras

    EVERY single one of those im amazed by! Awesome!

  • Siti Web Bologna

    …what’s the best way to start the day if not with one of these cappuccini/coffee!? :)

  • Graham

    I’m always trying to improve my espresso skills and latte art… I even designed an iPhone app for it ( Thanks for the post (and inspiration). Mmm, time for another coffee now.

  • Jake Rocheleau

    Wow these are incredible, how did anybody manage to get these photos!

    • manuel_alarcon

      Jake, you mean,… how did anybody manage to get these photos before drinking it??? surely its the hardest task in the world,… to be able to make yourself the time to grab the camera and try to set a steady pulse to take the pic instead of go ahead and drink it!!!

  • joel k.

    wow! I hope it didn’t get cold at the time they drank it :)

    • Daniel

      There’s an artifact we humans like to call “Microwave Oven”.

  • Zach Dunn

    It’s baffling to me how much detail goes into some of these!

  • Gabe Diaz

    Wow, these are amazing! No matter how bad your day is, gettting a cup like any of the above will put a smile on your face.

  • Oliver

    amazing. Either the artists are amazing with tiny detail or they use very large coffee cups XD

  • Walter

    @Oliver – It’s actually regular sized cups! :) And they make these really fast, too!

    There’s at least one place here in Vancouver where I live that makes these:

    If you want to see how they’re done, check this out: (pretty amazing!!!)


    That is amazing! Its an art but also a marketing ploy, I’d go to a coffee shop that gove me art in my cup over one that didn’t.

  • Carl – Web Courses Bangkok Instructor

    OHrr I sooo fancy a coffee right now!

    I love the moon one, that was my fav :)


  • Nicholas Z. Cardot

    I have never even heard of coffee art before. Wow. Neat stuff!

  • insic

    this post makes me want to have another cup of coffee. Amazing coffee art. First time ive seen this kind of stuff.

  • fabio secci

    These are Fantastic!!

  • Ekios

    Ih there, FANTASTIC post !!! I loved it !!

    But just a remark : if you want us to easily tell you the best we prefer, just add a number before each of them ;) More simple ;)

    The best for me : /coffee_designs/48.jpg

    Simple, Beautifull, and I you know a little bit in this art (I do) you will get that it’s an chocolate and honey/caramel double add on it … so beautifull … and delicious !!! :p

    Ekios from France.

  • theamoeba

    awesome – this looks really great, some of them are really elaborate.

  • MichalPrzybysz

    All are amazing!! Thanks for inspiration. I going to design a site for my friend who is a Nespresso Service Partner and this post is a great inspiration.

  • maria

    Great collection!

  • Adam

    Those are absolutely incredible – I had no idea they were possible in a coffee mug. It would be a shame to drink any of them!

  • Duncan

    Now thats some cool Coffee customisation! makes me want one right now! ;)

  • Marta

    Wow, I must try to do something like this. My guests will be surprised. :) But how they do this? With milk and chocolate custard? ????? Have you got any idea? :)

  • Caitlin

    These are so cool! I watched a coffee art competition on tv a few years, and I was amazed at how quickly some of the contestants could make little animals and different designs. Very creative!

  • Mahallo Media

    I want to drink a coffee :))

  • Lana

    old stuff, but very creative one

  • lisa t

    How cool is that! Like insic, this is the first time I’ve ever seen this.

  • Laura Montgomery


    Even being able to draw at the level of some of these coffee cup art designs is amazing! Never mind being able to work with coffee form, syrup and liquor!

    Or whatever it is that these talented people use!

  • Toye Graphics

    geeee! amazing!! i would mess it up haha!

  • dadmtb

    It’s realy amazing :-O

  • xenia

    I love them!
    Once I drank one with a design of a “spider net”.
    I have been watched it for minutes before I drank!

  • Jonn

    amazing! I reckon the one with the horse is photo-shopped though.

  • Neil Brown

    I had no idea you could do that! Wow, those are pretty amazing. I will never look at coffee the same way again :-)

  • Bass

    That is some amazing artistic coffee art.

    I was quite surprised to see a couple that I actually know how do do, mostly the simple stars and floral designs

  • reinhardt1053

    I really need one supercoffeee!!

  • Richard

    hmmm I really want a coffee now.

  • Ryan Hicks

    wow this is crazy.
    Who would of thought inspiration could come from coffee.

  • Dusan Vlahovic

    Love it!

  • Oscart

    The pegassus one should be a fake or davinci playing with his coffee

    • SR

      It’s not a fake, but not real either. It’s done with powdered chocolate sprinked through a stencil.

  • Imokon

    The morning I realize I am out of coffee I read this post… *sigh* the frustration!

    But those look sooo delicious. …Almost too good to drink!…almost.

  • RaDe


  • Helran

    Fantastic. I like the coffee with “beetlejuice” (or kind of strange monster with a sadic smile).

  • Heather @ Girly Blog Designz

    That is so cool! I watched those youtube videos….they don’t get a lot of coffee with those. It’s mostly cream, lol! But it sure looks yummy!

  • Iwani


    I so want a coffee now but there is no way I can get that kinda coffee around here! *cries*

  • Lakshmi Mareddy

    Being able to create art in a 3 inch circle is awesome by itself. While some of the designs stand out in the presentation, i think the flying pegasus is the richest in detail level.. too much and mind blowing :)

    I have a suggestion for the next such list.. Could you number the pictures, so thate we can reference them in the comments correctly ?

  • LiveCrunch

    This is amazing, love it.


  • Milica

    Mmmmmmm, nice. I think I’ll have these in the order they were shown :P

  • cLaK

    Its real?? Wow!! awesome hahaha i cant belive it!! great work

  • Tom Duong

    I’m not a regular coffee drinker, but it’s amazing how you can put the art in coffee.


  • Kayla

    Wow–amazing stuff. I’m stuck watching a bunch of Youtube videos now on how they’re made!

  • Carissa

    The animal ones are awesome.. think they could do that with hot chocolate??

  • rjene

    amazing – makes them look more yummy~

  • Tobbi

    Wow, really amazing

  • Rick

    The monkey :)

  • Alberto

    Drools…. Amazing … i love coffee but some of these i wouldn’t dare to drink… so amazing!

  • http://NOT JOVAS

    woooooooow! o.O

  • Phaoloo

    How can I drink these coffee? They are so beautiful.

  • PelFusion

    i just ordered a coffee after seeing this :)

  • Food Photographer

    mmm. makes me want to go out and get some coffee right now.

  • Semblance

    Wow, these are great… pity though I dont drink any milk in my coffee…

  • RoaldA

    OMFG, is that real??

  • Avalonsguide

    These are just stunning. Im off for a coffee. Right now.

    There is nothing micer than a New Zealand coffee with some art on it :)

  • fandy

    Hard to drink those beautiful coffee…

  • bali web design

    Awsome i wonder how can they draw ‘em :) and yeah i love coffee especially balinese coffee

  • Angeloff

    One coffee, please :) . Very cool post.

  • Graham

    WOW! It is an accomplishment to make a decent cup of coffee, but creating art on the top of it is simply amazing!

    These are abolutely fantastic, I wouldn’t be able to cheese on as my favorite.

  • Kate Mag

    Makes me want to drink coffee now :-)

  • Ken – Designer

    Very nice collection of coffee art here, I wonder how much they charge per cup. What a way to make your business stand out from crowd!

  • Corey Freeman | Graphics Gecko

    This is something I’ve definitely never seen before! These actually make me want to drink coffee. Now my question: can they do it in hot chocolate? I love marshmallows in my hot chocolate, and I bet they’d make cool patterns when they melted.

  • robb

    damn #2 and #4 are great.
    i’d love to have 1 cup every morning.

  • Matt

    Ha, I could never find myself doing that as I’m always drinking it too fast to draw in it. (Bucktooth monkey is cute, tho!)

  • JD

    Here’s another one that I really like. I really want to go to the Studio Ghibli museum over in Japan

  • johnnyb44

    all of them, totally awesome. somebody’s got a lot of time on their hands.

  • Deluxe Interactive

    stunning coffee art works.. ok one tall white choco mocha pls…

  • Webme1

    Coffee as an art form! Well I never.
    Have to say, I am impressed.
    Some of these coffee designs are great!

  • Eh?

    Love them all…>.>; The Pegasus is a stencil though…

  • lars vraa

    Awesome coffe art….I’m ready please serve a few – I want to taste them as well ;))

  • Murtaza. Soni

    A guy like me who doesn’t know much more than taking immense pleasure in sipping these coffees, will think that how is this art, with so much intricacy and detailing even possible. But in reality, nothing is impossible.

  • Jeremy Langhans

    Very cool post – thanks =)

  • A2f

    This looks like Ebru Art in Turkey except Ebru has so much history :)

  • Diggy –

    These designs are absolutely delicious!
    Makes me in the mood for coffeeeeeeee!

  • Sophie

    The Pegasus is almost definitely fake – his hoof extends over the rim of the cup. Excellent work on the others though.

  • Peter / mmap

    I enjoyed these coffee designs – and I LOVE IT!

  • Liseann

    Incredible! There are a few designs that require quite a bit of talent! Props!

  • techdivine

    Awesome designs…. this siterocks

  • Upcoming Events

    That’s making me want a cup of coffee right now at 3am.

  • Sally Croft

    I am off to immediate coffee break now, I can’t resist the temptation.

  • Graphic Design Blog

    I would love to have such creative coffee…’s simply amazing. But who’s goin to make such well designed coffee for me :(

  • Anon

    I don’t get it, Obviously photo shopped.

  • Dicky

    This is really amazing. I wish i could do this by my own hand also… :)

  • Nick

    All these faces and no Virgin Mary or Jesus :P

  • Rejan

    Someone just went overboard with horsie! Is that even real?
    Amazing shit! ohh pardon me I meant the design.

  • steinjak

    Looking down into my half-cold cup of coffee right after lunch, seeing a distorted image of my very own nose and realizing I envy the people that drunk the cups depicted. Wow!

  • Camille Bretas

    All right, where can I get one of those in Paris ?!

  • Dan Diggler

    Beautiful and amazing craftsmanship. I sad to say compared to those Starbucks is affordable!

  • Daria

    Amazing designs, some of them look like they would be impossible to create in a coffee cup – and yet they are, very detailed and aromatic – and limited only by the Artist-coffee-maker’s imagination…

  • micman

    awesome :)

  • Jamie Crager

    After seeing those i am strongly desiring coffee, especially since i just made some and can smell it.

    I love the creativity, design is everywhere! Where will your canvas be? Create something today, even if its not the norm and in a abnormal place… It may just put a smile not only on your face but others as well.

    Thank you for putting this post together,

    Jamie Crager

  • chipeo*

    OMG! i love it!! ♥
    all it’s so perfect that i want it ! (:
    the moon is great (;
    and’s very nice dude!!
    Chipeo*,the queen of coffee~

  • Wings (Caffeinated Joe)

    WOW – All so awesome.

    I would pick #40 (scary face in blue mug) as my favorite.

    but #41 is nice too, sort of Dr. Seuss/Grinch like. :)


  • mulaz

    My caffeine levels just fell down drastically….
    /me neeeeds coffeee!

  • carotten

    tentation♪ bravo! loving art coffee 2..

  • Heiko Grabolle

    Thanks for so many informations. Even didn´t know that´s´s possible to do this with coffee.
    Cheers, Heiko Grabolle.

  • euonymous

    I can’t imagine how some of these were done. Beautiful. Years ago in London I went with a software distributor of mine to a restaurant that served lattes (or maybe it was espresso?) in a white cup with white foam and an M on top in cinnamon. I’d never seen anything like that before and was quite taken with it. Wish I could remember the restaurant name. Compared to these, it was just a stencil. This is artwork. Very impressive. The barristas deserve quite a tip! And I need coffee. Now.

  • Most Interesting Ideas

    Nice coffee ideas

  • jagruti

    this is really a true art to fill ur small stomach!!!Can u tell me some places where we can learn this art or r workshop for this coffee art???

  • pesho

    very Delicious
    thanks a lot

  • Cara Dixon

    These are wicked! Love the moon one! Who would have thought that you could be so creative with a cup of coffee? Great post! Thanks for sharing!

  • Alvaro Hernandorena

    this afternoon i will try to make one of those they are beautiful, i just hope my coffe don’t gets cold.

  • Peach

    I am blown away with these designs. It all looks awesome!

  • Domo

    Some of these are awesome. I’d be interested to know which ones are done with just shaking of the cup and pouring foam. Those require such a steady hand.

  • Donna Payne, The Web Coach

    I’d love nothing more than to search the world for amazing coffee like these…wow. Thanks so much for sharing.


  • Tricia

    Amazing! Enough to make me wish I took milk or cream in my coffee! Tasty post, thanks!

  • Azizuan Aziz

    I just can’t believe of what I just saw

  • Site Reviver

    Very creative work. You can see how do they make these designs in a video on youtube

  • MathPoet

    Nice! Though I get a beautiful heart or a leaf every day at Joe van Gogh’s. :)

  • Burr Grinder Guide

    Wow! These designs are incredible! I just wonder how long it takes to make the flying horse one. Looks like it involves lots of work, and thank you for the photos!

  • Kevin Donnigan

    I am such a coffee whore :-)

  • tae

    you can watch how to pour milk into your coffee cup detaily.!

  • Jack

    Thanks :)

  • Stephan Wehner

    We made a CAPTCHA based on a cup of coffee, the letters forming the cream floating on top.


  • Bali web design

    Awesome! really creative idea while enjoying the coffee

  • Nina

    The monkey and the woman ones are most awesome!
    Thanks for sharing :)

  • mentret

    This is nothing new in Europe. It’s been there for last 2 decades. Every better coffee shop offers something like this.

  • ammoo nair

    totally mindblowing.

  • ammoo nair

    15 16 are wonderful. the local cafes give you the heart….

  • sunny

    hi i luv all these coffee..i really willinng 2 learn these designs..if u can help me that will b g8

  • Orlando Web Design

    I want my morning coffee to look like this!

  • Jack


  • CangkirKopi

    .. absolute .. coffee personify ..

  • Allyn

    These are Fantastic!!! Found you on Kate Harper’s blog– love the cute animals and some of the swirly designs and flowers are really beautiful!! Had no idea there were contests around the world. Impressive! Thanks for sharing :)

  • Cheap Printing

    I’m now off to Starbucks hehe.

  • Saeid


  • ugg outlet

    That is very beautiful so that I am reluctant to taste.

  • Chano

    I want to start a cofee shop in Denmark
    I need a brista should come and help me making these beautiful designs .
    Lodgeing boarding can be frayed by me !


  • Donna Wilson

    I LUV these…!!! ♥♥♥ How can I learn to make them?!!

  • kevin

    zen cafe my uni cofy shop puts you name in the in it

  • Dan P


  • Burhan

    Imprssive.. very Nice work

  • john@Wet Grinder Review

    1 word…. COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

  • dikkatdizi

    I’m now off to Starbucks …

  • Abdou

    Most of them are amazing !!

  • Sherwin

    Wow! Simply amazing. I never thought we could do such art from coffee servings. They are yummy and nice to look at.

  • diziportali

    I’m now off to Starbucks …

  • Donna Wilson

    I am blown away…! Never thought that coffee could become a serious work of art!! I’m just amazed at how detailed & beautiful the picture of Pegasus is, & how could be it be done…? They are ALL lovely! It would be really tough to drink them, & mess it up!

  • Atish


  • bali gendul

    amazing thinking….

  • carbon

    Wow! Some of these are truly amazing! Makes me crave a cup of coffee haha

  • Minisite Designer

    #11 and #12 look delicious .. Thanks for sharing!

  • Web Developer

    So good, drinking them would be a crime! – I’m feelin the same Carbon!

  • James Morrish

    I stumbled across this post at 5am – I’ve woken up early and have been thinking about making a coffee but can’t in fear of waking the girlfriend!

    There’s a guy who makes amazing coffee in Soho, just where I work – he even tweets about the pastries he has on that day! Check him out – @brewedboy!

    I like the monkey one the best!