Nice rosetta, sir. I've got a Speedster and can't do latte art that well. I've finally got milk steaming down, so now I got to work on my pouring skills and relax more during the process. I'm possibly too stiff and still asleep at 5am.
well switched to 3.25% milk its definately thicker and poofyer than 2%. ill need to figure this stuff out better because it really wanted to float right off the bat. so had to act quick with this one.
ok i gota figure something out with this 3.25% it expands waaaay too much. putting the required amount in the pitcher causes the pitcher to overflow where the 2% it was like 1'' off the top. that and i have to pour from 2' off the cup to stop it from swallowing the crema
ok figured out somethign with the 3.25 milk. use the stripped frothing want (frothing aid removed so one single hole) to steam with. perfect microfoam no big bubbles at all. sad thing is i need to use my small pitcher with the side handle and bad spout so pouring from that is darn near imposible. so no picture of pretty rosetta's this time. i gota play with tamping doseing and grind size now to get better shots now i have fresh coffee
Here's an older one of mine
I think this was done with a Silvia at the time. The No.1 key killer thing for latte art is not too much air - if you add too much air at the start you are into big bubble foam land and then you just make a cappuccino and relax
Ice cold milk, just a few short seconds sucking air at the start and then put the wand deeper and swirl. You might find yourself at the other end of things with not enough air and a 'flat white' a few times - but that's more likely to pour art than the opposite. Hope that helps
Should we make another thread, sticky it, and call it "Post your Latte Art pics here" ? I have a ton. It appears I am no longer the only one with a lot. In-house latte art competition anyone?
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What a great idea! Let's see those masterpieces.
Last edited by gearchow; 02-03-2012 at 10:58 PM.
Zounds! Balderdash! Jumping Jehoshaphat! harumph!
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After seeing what Mattius can sling, I'm not sure I want to play. Sweet rosettas!
I do appreciate the "too much air" tip as I'm sure that's my biggest downfall. Keeping that tip submersed is proving difficult for me.
Well, my steaming has improved by not allowing nearly so much air into the mixture, but I'm still not producing anything worthy of pictures. My concoctions do please the palate though, so for me that's all that really matters. Still working on that wrist wiggle...
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