As latte art approaches its 26th birthday, we would like to point out that one of the most crowd-pleasing and difficult patterns to pour well was the first one to be invented. In 1992, David Schomer, working from a photograph he saw from Cafe Mateki, in Italy, coined the terms rosetta and ‘Caffe Latte Art’.
The rosetta is the ultimate pattern for combining efficiency and detail. It combines three pitcher manoeuvres — and two of these, shaking and fishtailing, are difficult to learn. But to paraphrase David Schomer,