Amateur Latte Art

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CapArt

Postby CapArt » Sep 22, 2009, 1:33 pm

What do you guys think?

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Beezer

Postby Beezer » Sep 22, 2009, 1:56 pm

Looks good! Those are some mean crema bubbles though. Sometimes I get those when I don't stretch the milk quite long enough, or when the coffee is a bit too fresh.
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tamptamp

Postby tamptamp » Sep 22, 2009, 3:03 pm

Very nice Heart!

Those bubbles are from the espresso. Probably very very fresh.
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sweaner
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Postby sweaner » Sep 22, 2009, 8:28 pm

Far better than my efforts, most of which look like a pancreas or spleen...or roadkill.
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JmanEspresso

Postby JmanEspresso » Sep 23, 2009, 12:08 am

Art looks good to me!

I get bubbles now and then, and Im not convinced of the reason. Some say its the milk, some says its the espresso, some say its the water you brew espresso with.

One technique I read on this forum, is when you're about to pour the art:

Pour a bit of milk into the cup

Swirl the cup like you would a pitcher of steaming milk.

Pour your art.

Ive had some some good experience with this, but it doesnt work all the time.

When making a milk drink, what gives me the least amount/no bubbles, is pouring a shot from a spouted PF.

CapArt

Postby CapArt » Sep 23, 2009, 10:11 am

When making a milk drink, what gives me the least amount/no bubbles, is pouring a shot from a spouted PF.


That makes sense. I've been using a naked portafilter almost exclusively.

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Peppersass
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Postby Peppersass » Sep 23, 2009, 1:36 pm

Another trick I saw a barista do is hold the cup up close to the spout or naked portafilter to minimze splashing.

Espin

Postby Espin » replying to Peppersass » Sep 23, 2009, 1:53 pm

I've been moving the cups so that the stream hits the side of the cup and runs down, rather than dripping and splashing in the middle. When I forget to do this, I seem to get bubbles. When I do this, it looks smooth.

DigMe

Postby DigMe » Sep 23, 2009, 5:05 pm

I tap my cup on the counter after pulling the shot. That usually pops the visible bubbles in the espresso although sometimes I still get some of those bubbles after the pour.

brad