Hi everyone, how are you all today?
I did this painting two nights ago. It was made for a friend at work who is taking part in an annual barista competition held by my company. Can you guess where I work from the picture? 😉
She has done amazingly well so far, she’s beaten four other baristas in our city and also won the regional heats. So because of this she’s had to invent her own hot and cold beverages. Each beverage has to be presented to judges and part of that involves making a menu. Her drinks are essentially Thai-inspired americanos, so we thought it would be nice to use some tropical flowers! Flowers always turn out nicely in watercolours too.
It’s incredibly tough, the early stages involved making perfect, standard coffee-based drinks such as lattes, americanos, cappuccinos and flat whites. But the flat white had to have a perfect florette, the froth on the lattes had to be specific in millimetres and the cappuccinos had to have a perfect circle of espresso around the froth.
Despite all of this, I’m really looking forward to seeing how far she goes, I know she will prosper and do our store proud!