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This new machine lets you make insanely detailed coffee art

Will Gleason
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Will Gleason

Your days of being impressed by a simple flower or heart on top of your latte may be numbered.

The Ripple Maker is a new device that creates foam art so realistic, you may feel bad actually taking a sip. The machine uses fine coffee granules to create a high-resolution image on foam-topped beverages in less than 15 seconds. Customers and coffee shops can upload images via an app that are then quickly transferred onto a new, fully customized drink. That means your next cappuccino could be topped with a photo of you, your loved one or even a photo of your entire family.

Priced at $999, the Ripple Maker is currently aiming for commercial establishments. Over the next few weeks, the device will be coming to five New York chains. Filicori Zecchini and Macchiato Bar will be offering the service starting this Monday, November 2.

See a video of the machine in action below to see just how fast it’s able to churn out Instagram-ready lattes.

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