Largest coffee bean mosaic: Saimir Strati sets world record (Video)
TIRANA, Albania -- Albanian artist Saimir Strati, 45, used 309 pounds (140 kg) of coffee beans to create a mosaic that features five people from around the globe: an African drummer, a Brazilian dancer, a European accordion player, a Japanese drummer, and a U.S. country singer; supported by Lori Caffe, it measure 25.1 square meters , setting the world record for the Largest coffee bean mosaic, according to World Record Academy (www.worldrecordacademy.com).
Photo: The World's Largest Coffee Bean Mosaic by artist Saimir Strati. Photo: Reuters/Arben Celi (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the largest umbrella mosaic consisted of 2,115 participants and was achieved by the Southern Highlands Youth Arts Council Inc. (Australia), at Bradman Oval Bowral, in New South Wales, Australia.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest toast mosaic, which measured 128.05 m² (1,378.31 ft²) and was achieved by Laura Hadland and with the help of 27 friends at Parr Hall, The Pyramid Centre, Warrington.
Strati used 140 kg (309 pounds) of coffee beans, some roasted black, some averagely and some not roasted at all, to portray a Brazilian dancer, a Japanese drummer, a U.S. country music singer, a European accordionist and an African drummer.
"I wanted to give the message that sharing love over a cup of coffee brings us closer, a cup of coffee brings us more love than a G20 meeting," Strati told Reuters.
The mosaic is Strati's sixth entry in the Guinness World Records. In the past he has created a portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci with nails, a galloping horse out of toothpicks, the Mediterranean with wine bottle corks, Michael Jackson with paint brushes and the Greek poet Homer with screws.
Strati said he wanted his latest mosaic, sponsored by Lori Kafe, one of Albania's main coffee companies, to spread the message of "One world, one family, over a cup of coffee."