Self-portraits atop your cuppa, this London cafe sells 'Selfieccino'

Customers are required to send their pictures to the cafe. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 20, 2017, 05.10 AM (IST)

Coffee-lovers in London have another reason to go for their customary cuppa at this London cafe.

The Tea Terrace, London is redefining the art of coffee-making, giving customers the chance to sip on their own self-portraits.

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The cafe, based in House of Fraser’s Oxford Street branch, has now become Europe’s first to deliver what customers enthusiastically call a “Selfieccino,” -- coffee with an image of customers' faces on the frothy top.

How does it work?

Customers are required to send their pictures to the cafe and are given a choice between a cappuccino or a hot chocolate as the canvas. 

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The image is uploaded to the "Cino" machine, the picture is scanned and reproduced on top of the froth using flavourless food colouring.

The entire process takes around four minutes, the drink costs about 5.75 pounds ($7.5).

Ehab Salem Shouly, the owner of the cafe, notes the significance of Instagram-worthy food.

The food that is served should not only be delicious and palate-appeasing but also "Instagram-worthy", Shouly was quoted by Reuters. 

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Since the drink's launch on Saturday, the cafe has sold over 400 personalised drinks. The owner now hopes to trademark the term.