These Incredible Works of Designer Latte Art Will Blow Your Mind
What goes together better than fashion and coffee? That's the question at the crux of @coffeenclothes, a cult-favorite Instagram account founded by social media strategist Ryan Glick that curates artfully arranged shots of designer pieces and various sources of caffeine. Though just shy of two years old, the account already boasts upwards of 276,000 followers and is brimming with submissions from all over the world.
Today, Glick expands his empire with a new website and online shop—and created six latte art designs inspired by veteran labels to celebrate (because few things are more 'grammable than latte art). Here, he answers our burning coffee questions.
First off, why coffee and clothes?
When I first moved to New York, I would explore the city and just wind up in different coffee shops. I started taking pictures of my coffee with my clothes and from there everything just clicked. It's better than coffee and no clothes, isn't it?
What's the best thing to have with coffee?
Salami and eggs at Nate 'n Al's deli in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Name your favorite coffee shops.
I love the iced red eye at La Colombe—it's the strongest out there. I'm also a fan of the new Café Integral in Soho. When I'm drinking coffee at home, I prefer cold brew. Right now I'm into Chameleon Cold-Brew ($48/case; chameleoncoldbrew.com). It's perfect.
What's the key to taking a good coffee Instagram?
A good photo combines all of the elements together in a cool way: a unique sense of style and a nice cup of coffee. Sometimes, if you're wearing a flashy piece, you can let it speak for itself.