World-renowned latte artist surprises holiday shoppers with one-of-a-kind latte art at Dunkin’ restaurant
ALBANY, NEW YORK; – Dunkin’ celebrated its new espresso drinks by hosting a special appearance by world-renowned latte artist Michael Breach (Instagram: @BaristArt) on Wednesday, December 20 at the Dunkin’ restaurant at Colonie Center.
Breach spent the afternoon surprising guests with free custom latte art featuring portraits of themselves, their children or favorite pets. Each personalized piece is created by hand with impressive precision and accuracy using a special toothpick to detail faces or images in the latte foam.
The special appearance comes in celebration of Dunkin’s new handcrafted espresso experience and lineup of espresso drinks, which offer a rich, smooth and balanced taste. With new state-of-the-art espresso equipment for optimal espresso bean extraction, a new recipe for a stronger and more robust flavor profile, and even a bold and bright new cup design, the brand that already keeps America running with great coffee is now determined to become the destination for the best lattes, cappuccinos, Americanos, macchiatos and more.
“Dunkin’ is committed to offering our guests quality espresso products and we are thrilled to have offered a unique opportunity for fans to have custom portraits created in the foam of their favorite Dunkin’ lattes,” said Eric Stensland, Integrated Marketing Manager, Dunkin’. “We are happy to celebrate our new handcrafted espresso experience with the Capital Region during this special appearance by Michael at Colonie Center.”
Dunkin’ is extending the espresso excitement to the end of the year by inviting guests to enjoy an espresso break every afternoon. From November 26 to December 30, guests can enjoy a medium-sized Dunkin’ latte or cappuccino for $2 from 2 to 6 p.m. at participating locations.
With the launch, Dunkin’ is adding two new espresso drinks to its menu for the first time, serving new Iced Cappuccino and Iced Americano. The Iced Cappuccino is brewed with freshly ground espresso beans and then blended with milk and served over ice for a refreshing, frothy and bold iced beverage. The Iced Americano blends a double shot of Dunkin’s espresso with water for a refreshing, espresso-forward cup.
Following the company’s rebranding designed to emphasize its beverage-focused strategy, the Dunkin’ espresso relaunch is one of the most transformative product initiatives in the brand’s recent history, including when the brand first launched espresso in 2003. Earlier this year, Dunkin’ Brands announced plans to invest approximately $100 million into the Dunkin’ U.S. business, more than half of which is committed to restaurant equipment, enabling the company to accelerate its beverage-led strategy, including espresso. With Dunkin’ franchisees also making a substantial investment in the initiative, the brand is determined to be known for great-tasting espresso drinks and to grow its share of the hot and iced espresso category.
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced regular/decaf/flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 12 years running. The company has more than 12,700 restaurants in 43 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.