Ripple Maker Toronto

Custom printed lattes are now a thing in Toronto

Latte art in Toronto just went next level. Local coffee houses have already adorned frothy lattes with rosettas, tulips and ferns, while others have added a splash of vivid colour to your morning routine. Now coffee purveyors, such as Brad Moore's newly opened soda shop Fountain and Markham cafe Initium Co., have employed a new technology to reproduce images on latte foam.

The Ripple Maker used 3D and inkjet printing technologies to replicate graphics, images and text imported via a simple app. I texted the blogTO logo to the barista at Fountain, who then placed a freshly prepared latte into the machine and within seconds, I got my branded drink.

The machine dispenses ink from replaceable "Ripple pods," which come filled with an extract from Arabica and Robusta coffee beans.

On Canada Day, Fountain surprised brunch-goers with coffees brimming with national pride. Meanwhile, Initium Co. has broken out the clip art library and is advertising the option to customize your order.

Photo of coffee at Fountain by Hector Vasquez.


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