Mason Salisbury is a barista in a Las Vegas coffee shop called Sambalatte, and like many dedicated baristas he keeps an Instagram account that showcases his incredible skill at pouring milk foam. As someone who is proud not to set the percolator on fire when making her morning cup, I am very impressed by every demonstration.

Salisbury has recently been documenting his attempts at making colored latte art. I say attempts, but he actually has been pretty much nailing it out of the gate. Look at this:

And this:

And all the videos, which are set to very appropriate music:

Watching these is so delightfully hypnotizing, like if you could see a rainbow being poured out of a cloud:

They’re also pretty inspiring. Salisbury loves what he does, and he does it with gusto:

Sorry, there are a lot of these. I’m not deleting any, but sorry.

This is his very first attempt. VERY FIRST:

Salisbury didn’t invent this technique. Since I was completely seduced by the color latte phenomenon, I started going deeper and deeper into the land of Instagram barista accounts. Lance Hedrick has a particularly famous vid, and it’s as beautiful as any of Salisbury’s:

They also apparently get together and have coffee-pour-offs. There’s probably a secret name for it, but look at what comes out:

Dhan Tamang does some amazing stuff, with both the style of pour Hedrick and Salisbury do, and also more hand drawn stuff:

After watching a few YouTube tutorials on the subject (opening a coffee shop dedicated to undrinkable latte art, guys), I think it’s safe to say these dudes are using simple food coloring. Some people steam the milk after mixing it in, which makes a solid color. Others paint with different steamed milk colors on the surface of the foam using tooth picks. I believe the straight multi-color pour style is created by steaming regular milk, then dropping a few different colors in, kind of creating a marbleized effect. So beautiful. Now give me my caffeine.