Mocha master: SKorea barista adorns coffee with works of art

In this March 1, 2018, photo, Barista Lee Kang Bin poses for a photo at his coffee shop in Seoul, South Korea. The South Korean barista is charming customers at his coffee shop by drawing intricate artworks on the foamy cream toppings of their drinks. (AP Photo/Dino Hazell)
In this Jan. 18, 2015 photo, Associated Press writer Ashley Thomas takes a selfie with her dog Sandra in New Berlin, Ill. The photo was used as inspiration by barista Lee Kang Bin, who has been charming customers at his coffee shop in Seoul, South Korea, by drawing intricate artworks on the foamy cream toppings of their drinks and featured a recreation of the photo atop a cup of cold java he served on March 1, 2018. in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ashley Thomas)
This March 1, 2018, photo shows a portrait of Associated Press writer Ashley Thomas with her dog Sandra, designed atop a cup of cold java by Barista Lee Kang Bin at his coffee shop in Seoul, South Korea. The South Korean barista is charming customers at his coffee shop by drawing intricate artworks on the foamy cream toppings of their drinks. (AP Photo/Dino Hazell)
In this 2010 photo, Associated Press writers Dino Hazell and Ashley Thomas pose at Niagara Falls, Canada. Lee Kang Bin, a South Korean barista, recently used the photo to recreate an artwork with the foamy cream toppings of their drinks at his coffee shop in South Korea. (AP Photo/Dino Hazell)
This March 1, 2018, photo shows a couple's Niagara Falls vacation photo recreated atop a cup of cold java by Barista Lee Kang Bin at his coffee shop in Seoul, South Korea. Lee, a South Korean barista, is charming customers at his coffee shop by drawing intricate artworks on the foamy cream toppings of their drinks. (AP Photo/Dino Hazell)
In this March 1, 2018, photo, Barista Lee Kang Bin applies the finishing touches to a recreation of a couple's Niagara Falls vacation photo, at his coffee shop in Seoul, South Korea. The South Korean barista is charming customers at his coffee shop by drawing intricate artworks on the foamy cream toppings of their drinks. (AP Photo/Dino Hazell)

SEOUL, South Korea — Would you like cream, sugar and art with that?

A South Korean barista is charming customers at his coffee shop by drawing intricate artwork on the foamy cream topping their drinks.

Lee Kang Bin uses food coloring and small brushes, spoons and tools that look like mini ice picks to draw people, animals, Disney characters and landscapes on coffee.

Lee has recreated famous paintings such as the 1893 Edvard Munch (AYD'-vart moongk) masterpiece "The Scream." This month the mocha master reproduced a couple's Niagara Falls vacation photo atop a cup of cold java.

Lee creates the designs at the C.Through coffee shop in Seoul and calls them Creamart. He said the delicate process takes him about an hour per cup and customers have to order in advance.

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