I'm totally sick of latte "art" and wish coffee shops and restaurants would end the practice altogether.
I LOVE espresso drinks-mostly double cappuccinos.
Unfortunately, it seems that anyone who has an espresso machine puts more energy into perfecting the design on the surface of the drink than crafting the drink itself properly.
I just came back from a coffee shop where I paid 4.50 for a double cappuccino and got a 16 ounce drink with the most impressive indian head painted in milk and coffee floating on the surface. However, it tasted as much like coffee as if the barista had waved a bag of beans over the cup, not to mention it was about 115˚F and had only a skim of froth on the top.
Can we put an end to this stupid trend and trend toward properly crafted espresso drinks? Like 2 ounces of espresso, 2 ounces of steamed milk and a fluffy layer of thick, billowy milk foam on top? Please?