Latte art. It's tickled the fancy of many a cafe-goer as they gaze at the magical flower-patterned milk floating upon a sea of velvety espresso. This dude right here, though? He laughs in the face of your measly rosetta.

Barista Mike Breach has made it his personal project to paint lovely little drawings in latte drinks and post them to a tumblr. In this video, produced by Tumblr Storyboard, Breach talks about his motivations, process, and how he slaved away in a hotel kitchen practicing his art—all for masterpieces that disappear into a frothy abyss mere minutes after their creation. Impermanence.

images from Mike Breach's tumblr

[Tumblr Storyboard via Devour]