Japanese latte artist Kazuki Yamamoto has taken coffee art to an impressive new level. While latte artists around the world are drawing oohs and ahs from their flat images on foam, this 26-year-old specializes in building actual 3D foam sculptures, some of which even climb out of their cups and reach out for others. Some of the latest temporary masterpieces swirled out of Yamamoto’s cup include a detailed giraffe, a three-eyed alien and a Hello Kitty character peeking out of a mug.
Currently, Kazuki Yamamoto is working as a barista in Cafe10g in Osaka, but the guy dreams of opening his own cafe in Tokyo one day. To keep up with Yamamoto’s creations, check out his Twitter stream.