An Albanian artist Saimir Strati has entered the Guinness World Records for creating the world's largest coffee bean mosaic measuring 25 square meters. Strati used 140 kg (309 pounds) of coffee beans, some roasted black, some averagely and some not roasted at all, to portray a Brazilian dancer, a Japanese drummer, a U.S. country music singer, a European accordionist and an African drummer. About a million coffee beans were used.
"I wanted to give the message that sharing love over a cup of coffee brings us closer, a cup of coffee brings us more love than a G20 meeting," Strati told Reuters.
This marks Strati's sixth time in the Guinness World Records. A previous entry was made entirely of 229,764 corks and depicted the Mediterranean region. He has also made a portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci with nails, a galloping horse with toothpicks, singer Michael Jackson with paint brushes and the Greek poet Homer with industrial screws.
Strati’s coffee bean mosaic was sponsored by Lori Kafe, one of Albania's main coffee companies, to spread the message of "One world, one family, over a cup of coffee."
Photos: Reuters / Arben Celi
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