Food & Drink

Starbucks Picasso serves (caffeine) high art

At most Starbucks, you're lucky if your cup comes sporting the correct spelling of your name. At one London location, patrons don't just get cups with their correct names on them... they also get a personal piece of art. Gabriel Nkweti Lafitte, who appropriately works at the Starbucks across the street from the British Museum, weaves his customers' names into intricate designs that can take up to 40 hours -- or about the wait for a Frappuccino on Monday morning.

Given that turnaround, Lafitte only takes requests from people he really likes, and arranges a later time for them to come pick up their cup. Should you be someone Lafitte deems worthy, this is what you could be getting...

Linda received a labyrinth of curving letters and vines bearing grapes... which means Linda is probably a wino.

We're guessing Mafalda is into burlesque. Or that the artist is dropping her not-so-subtle hints about her figure.

We have no way of knowing, but we're just going to assume this drink is for a Hooters waitress. See more of his masterpieces over on the G's Art Facebook page.

Kristin Hunt is a food/drink staff writer for Thrillist, and feels cheated that the most she's ever gotten on her Starbucks cup is a smiley face. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.