Coffee With a Twist

Coffee With a Twist

Some of barista artist Michael Breach’s coffee designs.

I always like my coffee with a foamy finish, but the New York Hilton Midtown is redefining what a foamy finish really means. Partnering with the coffee company Illy to celebrate National Coffee Day (Sept. 29), the hotel will be serving free lattes in its lobby. The lattes will be given a special flair by barista artist Michael Breach, who will be creating custom designs on each cup of coffee. While waiting in line for your free designer java, Breach, who specializes in caricatures and portraits, will be featured on a live feed TV camera, so you can watch the artist at work.

During the same time, at the hotel’s Herb N' Kitchen restaurant, free biscotti or canelés will also be given with the purchase of a large or medium Illy coffee, along with complimentary flavor shots (vanilla, sugar-free vanilla, caramel, hazelnut and pumpkin spice (all while supplies last). The event takes place from 11 am-3 pm, and you do not have to be staying at the hotel to participate in the event.

It may be too pretty to drink—but I’d suggest you do so anyway, after taking a latte-selfie, just for the memories.

» New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Sixth Ave., 212.586.7000