Chaotic Utopia

Friday Fractal LIII: Cream in my Coffee

I’ve never liked the taste of cream in my coffee, but I like to watch the way it swirls as you add it in. Such elegant forms appear when you add one liquid to another, especially when they are contrasting colors. It seems like the viscosity of the cream adds more complexity to the patterns than milk. Since the cream is poured in at a slightly different rate, or in a slightly different position each time, the patterns are always unique. Consistant in shape, but inevitably varied… you guessed it, I see fractals in my coffee.

Here’s a Julia set that has been modified with artificial symmetry (only one "side" is shown) and overlain with fBm plasma. Generally, you wouldn’t want things with names like that associated with your coffee, but when used in fractal parlance, it makes the perfect brew:


Cream in my Coffee: An Abstract Julia Set

All fractals made by the author using ChaosPro.


  1. #1 Chris' Wills
    July 14, 2007

    Could frame it and hang it on the wall.

  2. #2 Karmen
    July 16, 2007

    Thanks, Chris. I’ve been known to actually do that.

  3. #3 suma valluru
    August 9, 2007

    Ya, the ciscosity of the liquid added will increase the squirl patterns in the coffee..I like it very much…

    suma valluru

  4. #4 cammy
    February 27, 2008

    you should make more

  5. #5 sohbet
    March 11, 2009

    Thanks You So Much.. Have Nice Days..

  6. #6 Gourmet Coffee Lover
    September 12, 2009

    Is that half and half or pure cream in the coffee?

  7. #7 ashley
    January 26, 2011

    my dad loves pictures like this send sum my way

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