If you’re still enjoying all those holiday-season good vibes, Japan’s Ajinomoto General Foods sees no reason for you to stop. The company has released a lot of coffee products over the years, but the release of the Maxim Stick flavored instant latte bumps it up to another level. To launch this new product, the company shot “Latte Motion,” a stop-motion animated love story played out through cups of latte.

The making of this short film took three days and 1,000 cups of latte. Each cup was painstakingly dusted with cocoa through pre-cut stencils to create the images. We’d imagine that the entire crew could probably have used each and every one of those cups to complete the three-day process, particularly if the hours ran late.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes video on the making of Latte Motion:

It’s just further proof that the magic of milk foam and cocoa powder can turn us all into kids again. Maybe the company is right about latte warming the world, if only for two minutes at a time.

[via Laughing Squid]