The Fine Art of Coffee Portraiture

Published on June 11, 2013

Mike, a.k.a. “Baristart” is an NYC based artist/barista with a very special and unique talent of creating detailed portraits and designs in coffees. Mike’s coffee art is a perfect combination of artistic talent and many years of experience in coffee. His main goal and mission with this ephemeral medium has been to entertain people with this gesture that creates a moment that resonates much longer than the art itself. He became an internet sensation across social media and he has appeared in studio on Good Morning America, ABCs The Chew, Daily Shot with Ali Wentworth and Fantastico. His work has become world known with coverage on many prominent news, Food, and cultural websites including:, ABC news, Yahoo news, staff pick on Vimeo, Huffington Post,, Nowness, Eater, Grub Street and many more.
He has performed at press events for Perry Ellis and the MRKT trade show. Mike is a great option to make your party or event fun and memorable for your guests with his unique skill of performing live portraiture in coffees on the spot! Imagine your guests getting their own face in their coffee



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