We’ve seen coffee leaf art before, but this is our first time seeing the coffee on the leaf and not the other way round! This inspiring new medium is brought to us by Ghidaq al-Nizar, an Indonesian upcycler who used to be a latte artist. Al-Nizar uses the remnants of his morning coffee to create gorgeous coffee watercolours.
Ghidaq al-Nizar has created a new hashtag for his coffee leaf art, it’s #zerowastecoffee. Aside from using the remnants of his morning coffee as paint, Al-Nizar also likes to use his coffee grinds. This allows him to create textured illustrations which he then photographs for his Instagram page.
By repurposing used materials like coffee grinds and dried leaves, Ghidaq al-Nizar’s upcycled art tells the story of creating life through death.
We love the sepia tones that Ghidaq al-Nizar creates with his creative coffee leaf art. For him the medium is a comfortable one.
I love intimacy. I feel it with coffee and It’s fun to have fun with something you love. So I can’t find any better medium to celebrate my feelings. Artists have to feel when they do something, and I think it applies for everyone. I have tried to paint using other media but [I didn’t have any feelings for them]. If you can’t feel it, you will leave it.
We love the unexpected use of coffee grinds and leaves to make upcycled coffee art. We also love that Ghidaq al-Nizar uses a combination of paint brushes, his handprints, as well as thumbprints to create some of his pieces.
We can’t wait to see more of Ghidaq al-Nizar’s coffee and coffee leaf art creations!