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.


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


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


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!


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


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