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A cafe in London has started a personalized way of making coffee. It is a new form of barista art called the "selfieccino". A barista is someone who makes the coffee, lattes and frappuccinos in coffee shops. They used to draw chocolate hearts, flowers and swirls in the white froth of the coffee. However, they have now taken that to a new level. They can now put a picture of a customer's face in the white frothy coffee topping. This means coffee lovers can sip on a cup of coffee with their own self-portrait in it. The cafe is called the Tea Terrace. It is located in one of London's top shopping areas, Oxford Street. The cafe sold over 400 of the personalized drinks within days of starting the service earlier this week.



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Baristas make use of technology to put the portraits of people on top of the coffee. Customers send a picture of their face on an online messaging app. The barista then uses a machine called a "Cino" to change the picture into an image on the white froth using different food colourings. The whole process takes about four minutes and costs $7.50 for the selfie in the coffee. The owner of the cafe, Ehab Salem Shouly, explained why he started the selfieccino service. He said: "It's not enough any more to just deliver great food and great service. It's got to be Instagram worthy." People want to take photos of everything they do and post their images on social media.

Sources:

  • http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/lifestyle/food/637193/london-cafe-unveils-the-lsquo-selfieccino-rsquo/story/
  • http://metro.co.uk/2017/12/20/tea-terrace-london-now-serving-selfieccinos-7173558/
  • https://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/selfieccino-this-london-cafe-serves-coffee-with-your-selfie-on-top-1790051

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