A chat with Barista Brian (the creator of the milk foam Gem)

I had the chance to chat with Barista Brian…If you’re not already following him on Instagram, then you need to check out his account! If you don’t yet have an Instagram account…then we seriously need to talk!

Brian has quite the interesting background! After studying Opera Performance and Health Science at UPEI and Dalhousie University, he completed a program in Audio Engineering at the Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta. Then moved to Toronto where he now makes a living as a singer/songwriter and latte artist!

While I am a hardcore tea fan, I do enjoy my coffee and lattes as well. I asked Brian for some tips for Canadian amateur latte artists who want to try something cool at home. Here’s what Brian had to say…

Learn how to pour shapes into the espresso. Look at the shapes and use your imagination! Use a toothpick or something sharp to draw in the latte, and see what you can do! The possibilities are endless, and don’t give up! Think of the espresso crema as your canvas, and the milk is your paint!

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