How do you make a pretty latte?
April 21, 2008 9:31am CST
Hello, all you myLot coffee addicts! I need some advice from any barista who makes lattes. Do you know how to make leaf pictures or other designs in the milk foam? My co worker and I have tried to figure the technique out for a long time now, and all I've been able to do is eliminate ways NOT to make a pretty latte. Help me!
• United States
21 Apr 08
I haven't done it but have ordered a latte art pitcher that is on it's way. I recently posted a link to a youtube video that shows someone making several. Check out discussions I've posted and look for the one titled...I think it's... "Latte art". The video is SO cool! You have to have the foam JUST RIGHT or it won't work and you have to have a pitcher with a sharp spout. Right now, I will be happy to just get crema from my new machine...ugh...it's a lower-end model as espresso machines go, but it isn't any lower than my last one and I had no problems with that. Ugh- I have tried tamping hard, tamping light, coarse grind, fine grind, etc, everything I can think of in ever possible combo. ARGH! Ok, well, enjoy the video and have fun practicing!!
27 Apr 08
I think it's all in the way one controls whateer it is, they are using to draw the picture. If it's with chocolate, try using a smaller bottle, or something you can control, with a smaller nozzle, or top. Just moved it in a leaf pattern, as you would, a pen, but a few mm's above the foam, so as not to get it IN the oam, just on the foam. Also, get a bottle the flows easily enough that you don't have to squeeze too hard, but not so easy that it gets all over the place and ruins your pattersn.