Staffers at DFS Hawaii set a new world record last week with a heavily caffeinated creation: a portrait of Elvis Presley consisting of 5,642 cups of coffee in 10 different shades. The portrait (16 feet wide, 25 feet long) was crafted at DFS Galleria Waikiki on Friday afternoon to celebrate the store’s upcoming Art of Hawaiian Coffee event, which gets under way next week.
The image of Presley is from his movie star days, during the filmingBlue Hawaii (1961). At that time, the icon was 25 years old and looking his handsome, alluring best. DFS Hawaii staffers used a digital printout of the image as a guide for the placement of varying shades of coffee. An official adjudicator from GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS observed the mosaic’s construction and verified its status as the world’s largest coffee-cup mosaic.