Coffee artist Michael Breach carted his portable espresso machine into our New York studio to talk about his work.
Breach first started working with coffee as a medium when he was working at a hotel and looking for a way to express himself with art.
As he learned to pour lattes, something happened.
"One day I was pouring the milk into the coffee and it was a strange looking blob and it reminded me of a face. So I started manipulating the foam on top and made it into a face and that's how a lot of the first ones started, they weren't planned," he says.
"It was kind of like looking at a cloud or an inkblot...I would look at this blob and see what it resembled most and then I would manipulate that just a little bit to bring that over the edge so it really looked like it."
Likening it to a form of meditation, working with such temperamental, impermanent material, is what makes it special for Breach.
Naturally, we wanted to see how these portraits work. So we sent him a picture of Sook-Yin and caught the results on video.