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Ryan Castelaz is a storyteller.

His medium, however, isn’t a pen and paper, a computer or a stage (well, sometimes it’s a stage).

But usually, it’s coffee.

And not just your standard lattes or macchiatos. They’re carefully crafted works of art.

These concoctions have a similar look and presentation to craft cocktails, with similar wait times and prices. 

One type of drink Castelaz does is a “Crenn,” which he described as a “spherified” liquid. His inspiration for this came from renowned chef Dominique Crenn. 

To create his latest version of it, called “Two Trees,” he freezes matcha and lime cordial in a spherical ice mold. Then, the frozen spheres are dipped into melted cocoa butter. They temper back down to room temperature, and are topped off with a fermented kiwi purée and a touch of CBD oil, he said. 

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