The Beerded Bean is an awesome Coffee Shop out of Salinas, California. There is a lot of community and a lot of passionate in that shop. I help with their social media and one day I learned that one of my favorite baristas, Ivan, was about to leave. He had been with the shop for a while, and he was always a friendly and enjoyable person to talk to. Plus, he could do some pretty baller latte art!

So, on one of his last days, I visited the coffee shop to get some photos of him in action. We did a variety of shots, and then I asked him if we could get some latte art. Although he hadnโ€™t done Latte art in a few months, he pulled out a cup, gave it a shot, and this is what happened.

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Just a beautiful pour ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

The only issue is that the lighting looks weird. But thatโ€™s not a problem. I just jumped into my editing software and fixed it right up:

There we go. That looks a lot better! You can see Ivan, you can see the drink, and itโ€™s beautiful ๐Ÿ–ค

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Now we just need a description to go with it. So Ernest (one of the owners) helped me come up with this:

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Tomorrow is Ivanโ€™s last day at the Beerded Bean. Heโ€™s been with us for over a year, is an incredible barista and Team Lead. Always fun talking sports with this guy. We are definitely going to miss him. Good luck in LA!

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We put it out there and it felt good. Ivan has been awesome, and it felt good to appreciate him.

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