Reddit Doesn't Know What To Think About This Unusual Coffee Art

When it comes to coffee, some people like it black, some like it with cream and sugar, and some like their coffee with a little bit of flair. Lattes, specifically, are drinks that lend themselves particularly well to the artistic treatment, with beautiful designs that are often too complex for a person to make at home.

According to Paulig Barista Institute, coffee art originated in Italy and has since become far more intricate and elaborate, with many different designs that require perfect pouring techniques in order to be created. Interestingly, the United States is credited with bringing coffee art into the mainstream, which began in coffee shops all around the nation during the late 1980s. Nowadays, the art of coffee is still very much alive, with many people coming together to share and enjoy the beautiful designs that talented baristas are capable of making.

Whether you prefer your coffee black or with milk, there's something undeniably impressive about watching a skilled barista pour liquid into the perfect shape and create something beautiful from seemingly nothing. Sometimes, though, the artistry of coffee kind of just happens.

A different kind of coffee art

Recently, a picture of some rather "untraditional coffee art" was shared on Reddit and people can't help but be fascinated by its unusual appearance. The picture, which was posted on the r/Coffee subreddit, seems to show two small figures that appear to be a man and woman standing close together inside of a coffee mug. At first glance, the coffee looks perfectly normal, but upon closer inspection, the figures become apparent — almost like they are looking back at the drinker.

The Reddit community was quick to offer their thoughts on the odd visual, with many commentators jokingly calling on the services of the "X-Files" characters Mulder and Scully to investigate the phenomenon. Along the same spooky vein, one commenter offered up a perspective from the "man and woman" in the coffee cup, writing, "Suddenly, John and Martha had a simultaneous feeling they were being watched ... slowly they turned and were confronted with a massive blurry face staring at them through the kitchen window!"

Funnily enough, some users didn't see human figures in the coffee, and instead noticed the shape of a uvula and tonsils. The internet always has a heyday with these kinds of visual oddities and it seems that this "untraditional coffee art" has definitely captured people's imaginations. Whether you see human figures or odd anatomical structures, one thing is for sure: This coffee art is probably unlike anything you've ever seen before.