Better steam tip for Quickmill Alexia?

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Tom Compton
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Postby Tom Compton » Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:56 pm

I could use some advice on steam tips for the Quickmill Alexia.

I primarily drink espresso without milk. But for the once a day cappuccino I have struggled to make micro foam for latte art. Is there a recommended tip that will do a better job of micro-foam over the supplied two hole tip? I believe the tip is a 10mm.

Thanks,
Tom :(

mdmvrockford
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Postby mdmvrockford » Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:07 pm

I have the Alexia. I found I could get microfoam with the original two-hole steam tip. But for aesthetics and convenience I replaced the original steam arm with no-burn steam arm also changed the tip to smaller 4 hole....great micro foam since.

Uri for the 4-hold steam tip: http://www.chriscoffee.com/products/hom...ourholetip

I would contact Chris (or Mary) at chriscoffee.com to ensure the 4 -hole steam tip will thread onto the original steam arm.

If you have not already done so, please do read the FAQ and search for microfoam tips on this site. My additional 0.02cents are: easier to get microfoam with very cold whole milk and frozen pitcher (stored-in freezer).

mdmvrockford
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Postby mdmvrockford » Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:18 pm

Also I have found this "Milk Frothing Guide" to be great reference.

http://www.coffeegeek.com/guides/frothingguide