Cadbury Flavours Map of the UK

Here is an entertaining infographic that we found on the Mostly About Chocolate website that provides interesting statistics about chocolate flavours in the UK. Check out the amount of people in Edinburgh who would share their chocolate with a loved one, the amount of people in Manchester who would like to sample a pineapple flavoured chocolate bar and more.

Cadbury Flavours Map of the UK

The History of Tea

Here we have a great infographic that we found on the website called Metrodeco that offers lots of information about the history of tea. This timeline piece starts off in 2737 BC and goes all the way through to modern times when tea is produced in more than 40 countries worldwide.

The History of Tea

Look Out for the New Ruby KitKat Bar

Ruby KitKat Bar

A new KitKat bar is big news in the world of chocolate snack bar eating. The latest from Nestlé™ is the Ruby KitKat Bar, a four-finger KitKat made from ‘Ruby’ cocoa beans which give the chocolate its unique colour and taste. The Ruby chocolate adds a delicious creamy, smooth and fruity flavour to the bar without any other ingredients. Be sure to try one soon!

15 Things You Should Know About Caffeine

Here is a well designed infographic from the website called Home Owners Insurance that is packed with interesting facts about caffeine for you to view. Check out the chemical name for caffeine, the various plants which contain caffeine, the adverse effects of caffeine and more.

15 Things You Should Know About Caffeine

What Does Your Favourite Coffee Say About Your Personality?

Here is a fantastic infographic from the Japanese coffee blog called I Love Coffee which provides information about the personalities of people who drink various types of coffee (most of which can be got from our vending machines). Learn about the personalities of people who drink black coffee, espresso, latte, cappuccino and more by checking out this piece.

What Does Your Favourite Coffee Say About Your Personality?

An Infographic About How Crisps Are Made

Here we have a fascinating infographic from the American website called Wise Snacks that provides information about how crisps (potato chips) are made. The infographic starts off with the potatoes being delivered and thoroughly washed and goes all the way through to the crisps being released for shipment once the product specifications have been met.

An Infographic About How Crisps Are Made

An Infographic About Why You Should be Drinking Water

Here we have a useful infographic from a website called Get Skinny be Happy that is packed with information about why you should be drinking plenty of water. Learn all about how not drinking enough water can cause you to be tired, how it can make you have high blood pressure, how it can cause skin conditions and more.

An Infographic About Why You Should be Drinking Water

13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Coffee

Here we have an excellent infographic from the coffee brewing website called Dripped Coffee that provides information about why your brain craves coffee. The infographic starts off with a couple of quick facts and then goes on to provide the reasons such as coffee boosts energy, coffee reduces suicide risk and depression and coffee strengthens DNA.

13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Coffee

Yazoo No Added Sugar Science

Yazoo

Yazoo Healthier Milk Drinks

Yazoo Chocolate and Strawberry drinks are now available with no added sugar, insipired by the way the body breaks down milk. The enzyme ‘Lactase’, which occurs naturally in our bodies, is added to milk before it is used to make Yazoo. This enzyme splits Lactose in the milk into two separate sugars, Glucose and Galactose, which tastes four times sweeter than the Lactose alone. The sweetness of the drink is maintained without adding sugar, making it healthier all round.

Waiter, There’s a Cockroach in my Coffee! Unbelievable Latte Art

Think your coffee looks cute with a leaf on top? You ain’t seen nothing yet. Sure, any decent barista these days can top your latte with a love heart, but how many can create actual, intricate art in the foam that tops your hot drink? In recent years, coffee consumption across the globe has massively increased. As well as smelling good and keeping us going, everyone’s favourite caffeinated drink has brought us an entire new art form: latte art. Latte art is so competitive that it has become an international sport, with baristas from all over the world taking part in the annual Latte Art Championships. We’ve picked out some of the most stunning examples of latte art from around the world. Be prepared to be amazed (and quite possibly disappointed, next time you pop to your local cafe for a very flat flat white).

A Splash of Colour

Las Vegas barista Mason Salisbury really ups the game of the traditional latte leaf by carefully introducing a myriad of vibrant colours in the form of completely-edible vegetable dyes. The result is psychedelic coffee-toppers in eye-poppingly bright colours.

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The Floral

The most popular latte art design is still the leaf, but some clever coffee-makers can go a step further than that and create frothy flowers on top of coffee. Renowned South Korean latte artist Lee Kang-Bin takes things a step further by introducing food dyes to create bountiful botanical displays. In Cafe Carol Mel, Singapore, it’s not just lattes that get the floral treatment, but taro and matcha teas. Both drinks already boast pastel hues that lend themselves well to the delicate cherry blossom designs.

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Animals

Latte artists can draw leaves and flowers in foam, so while we’re on the subject of nature, how about animals? Of course they can! Top latte artists are capable of creating all manner of creatures, with incredibly intricate detail, on top of hot drinks.

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3D Animals

Just when it looked as though latte art couldn’t get any more spectacular, artists happened upon the idea of creating 3-dimensional latte art – latte art sculptures, if you like. One of the most talented latte sculptors is Japanese barista Kazuki Yamamoto, whose designs are nothing short of mind blowing. Using the fluffy foam to build volume, Yamamoto can make it look like an adorable seal is bathing in your drink, or Snoopy is taking a nap atop your cup. It’s not just cute and cuddly animals that make it into latte art, though: Taiwanese barista Chang Kuei Fang of my Cofi cafe can even make it look as though there’s a cockroach scuttling across the top of your coffee, which is impressive, if not very appetising.

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Pet Portraits

There’s more! Chang Keui Fang (the lady who created the cappuccino cockroach) specialises in using latte foam and chocolate to make breathtakingly-accurate portraits of people’s pets. At My Cofi cafe, customers can order custom-made coffee featuring 3D images of their furry or feathered friends.

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Portraits of People

If baristas can create such uncanny animals in latte form, surely they can do the same with humans? Yes they can, especially Michael Breach. This New York barista painstakingly carves lines and shading into coffee tops using a toothpick, creating stunning portraits not just of movie stars and celebrities, but the drinkers of the coffee. So much more impressive than having your name scrawled on the side of your cup with a Sharpie.

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Fine Art

It’s clear from looking at these spectacular examples that latte art truly is a new art form. Some baristas are so skilled at it that they have recreated famous paintings from the likes of Munch, Dali and Van Gogh in coffee froth. Lee Kang-Bin even paints his in glorious technicolour. Just don’t expect to see any of them framed and in a gallery.

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Disney

As well as masterpieces from famous painters, Lee Kang-Bin uses food dye to recreate a more modern art form: stills from animated films. He picks out the most beloved characters from Disney films and carefully paints them atop lattes that are way to sweet to sip.

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Can vending machines make latte art?

All of this is pretty awesome, but it was made by very talented human beings. There’s no way a vending machine could top its coffees with clever art. Is there? Actually, there is. In Japan, the Yojiya Cafe Selection machine produces on-the-go hot drinks complete with an impressive foamy top. OK, it’s the company logo and not massively elaborate, but surely it paves the way for things to come…

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