designs or patterns on coffee

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Here are lines from a story my students made up:
'His place of work was a small, but well-known coffee house in town.
He was the only barista around who could make gorgeous designs on coffee.'

I am not sure about the 'designs on coffee' part. Is it possible to say:
'patterns on coffee' or are both options correct?

Also, is it OK to say 'gorgeous coffee art'?

Thank you in advance.
  • dermott

    Senior Member
    B.E. via Australian English
    Presumably it means the "artwork" on top of the milk foam:

    It's called various things including "foam art". "He was the only barista around who could turn foam art into an artform".
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