New $1,000 Machine Can Print Justin Bieber Portraits on Lattes

June 24, 2015

Latte art has officially been commodified.

A high-tech new device may spell the end of of painstakingly crafted latte art as we know it: The Ripple Maker “combines 3D and inkjet printing mechanics to perfectly replicate any image onto your latte,” says the Daily Dot. The machine, which just made its debut at New York technology show CE Week, uses pods that contain “Ripple Extract” (aka coffee extract) to print high-resolution images onto any foam-topped drink.

As the Daily Dot explains, “Baristas can pick photos from a whole catalog of images in a compatible Ripple App to send to the coffee maker,…