Artist Creates Watercolor Coffee Art On Leaves

Yelena Melnichenko
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Do you have a love for coffee so immense that you refuse to waste even a single drop? You aren't the only one. Indonesian artist Ghidaq al-Nizar has found a way to make the most out of his brew by creating beautiful works of art out of leftovers from his morning coffee, down to the very grinds. He calls it "#zerowastecoffee."

His coffee artistry emerged when he began creating latte art and became bored at the traditional foam designs served at cafes. "I am very spoiled when it comes to coffee. It’s not only my tongue having coffee but also my eyes enjoying it," al-Nizar told Websta.

Al-Nizar's portfolio is filled with examples of works done with flavored syrups and grounds, and his newest prints are tiny vivid scenes painted with coffee on leaves. His art isn't only a result of conservancy; it's also based on emotional connection. According to al-Nizar, artists have to "feel" what they are doing, or else they'd leave it, and he truly felt a connection with the coffee medium.