The amazing folks over at Gimme! Coffee in Ithaca, NY posted some photos last week of latte art they've been practicing, including this skull & crossbones.
We wouldn't serve anything quite that sinister in a cappuccino or macchiato at our shop, but with a couple of tweaks, voila! we could have a Bucs logo. We're going to see if we can play with this and get some reasonable facsimile over the next couple of weeks.
Doing a Pirate logo seems it would be a much more technical job than the Steeler logos Andi etched for the Super Bowl, although it might be faster to do. It takes a long time to etch "Steelers" and those three diamonds. So even if we can pull it off, it might be something we only do when there's no one waiting. Still, there's fun in trying.
Thanks for the inspiration, Gimme!
And while we're toying with skull art, we imagine Andi and Lois are looking at this work by Colleen at Gimme! and trying to figure out how to get the awesome definition and contrast. This art almost looks like an applique as it's just brown and white with no "beige" where the milkfoam and espresso have mingled. Colleen wasn't at the Latte Art competition in DC where Andi competed, but with work like this, we imagine we'll see her next year.
Our morning crew can do the triple rosettas (with a bit of urging), but we haven't yet seen them try a double with a heart in the middle yet. Nor triples with this definition. But they're always up for a challenge. Stay tuned... we'll post photos when we get there.