Celebrating Caffeine Intoxication Disorder With Cappuccino Art

Ami Angelowicz / June 3, 2013

It’s official. Coffee addiction is a now a mental disorder. The latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) includes a condition known as “caffeine intoxication.” You may suffer from the caffeine-related disorder (and subsequent withdrawal) if you’ve had more than two to three cups of coffee and experienced five or more of the following symptoms: restlessness, nervousness, excitement, insomnia, flushed face, excessive peeing, GI issues, muscle twitching, rambling flow of thought and speech, heart palpitations, periods of inexhaustibility, unintentional motion, say, rapidly bouncing one leg. 

Described above is my “normal” state of being. If being addicted to coffee is wrong, I don’t wanna be right. Consider me mentally disordered and proud! Without my rambling flow of thought and speech etc., brought on by four cups of coffee every morning, you would not be reading this post right now. I’d probably be hiding under my bed. Let’s celebrate my diagnosis by enjoying a curated selection of the cappuccino art of Kazuki Yamamto, a gifted barista in Osaka, Japan, working in the medium of milk foam and espresso. You can see more of his body of work on Twitter. ANNNDDD…it’s time for another cup o’ pod. Don’t tell the American Psychiatric Association…

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