A New Coffee Machine Turns Your Selfies into Drinkable Latte Art

01/11/2016 at 05:34 PM ET

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Instead of drinking your sorrows, now you can drink your selfies.

Thanks to the fine folks at Ripples, there’s now a machine that will allow you to turn whatever image you desire into the foamy art piece topping your latte.

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The device works at a considerably higher level than your local barista. The device syncs with an app on your iPhone or Android to turn the image you upload  whether a duck-faced selfie or your dog in a Christmas hat  into art using “patented printing technology.” (No, they won’t tell us how it works.) It’s also wi-fi ready!

Caveats include: “A dense layer of milk froth, poured evenly with a flat surface, is the best canvas for your Ripple,” and, “Clean, simple, beautiful images with a clean background work the best.” (So probably avoid trying to get your Pollocks onto your cappuccino.)

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Now for the unpleasant part: It starts at $999 and monthly service plans are $85. So basically the intersection of wealth and narcissism required to really take advantage of the Ripple means it’s off-limits to everyone but the Kardashians. We hope they’ll be very happy together.

— Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

FILED UNDER: Coffee , Food , Food News

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brent on

So it took them 8 years after this YouTube video was published?:

chuck on

any why the disparaging wealth comment? at that cost I can see some coffee retailers using it. and people paying a dollar or two extra to mark a special occasion or fun kid fun. geez, lighten up

Lynne Laferty on

I found a great place to compare coffee brands and coffeemachines and learn more about coffee.

http://www.dreamygrounds.com

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