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Something I noticed lately during my frustration. Somehow I forgot how to pour after storing the espresso machine for months. If I don't use the handle (very awkward to hold) I feel like I get more side to side control and I can actully make the beginnings of a rossetta (ends up looking more like a yucca lol). I think i got a new pitcher from barista hustle just before storing the machine this also my be a contributing factor that the pitcher just isnt working for me but older ones had who knows.
I had gotten fairly decent, but when I watched latte art videos, I saw that their pours just flowed more and had better contrast than mine. I realized I was using thicker "wet paint" than theirs, but had just developed a technique to make it work. I wasn't getting the spout as close as they were, but my thicker milk just blobs when I tried to get closer. To really get their flow and contrast though, I've had to go thinner and closer. It's like unlearning something I've really focused on and fine tuned.
I agree... one needs to aerate less than one thinks they need to in order to get that nice fluidly milk texture that glides across the surface. I'm trying to learn that zone... sometimes it's too thin... sometimes too thick. It's frustrating for sure but, with time, I know I will get the hang of it. Besides.... what's in the cup still tastes good
This video is great. She mentions incorporating only about an ounce of milk, which is far less than what I had been doing. What a difference this makes!iploya wrote:My guess is (agreeing with another poster above) that you need to start the art much earlier in the pour.
I recently started watching Emilee Bryant, too. Her explanations are great. Check out the following video, the part about integrating less:
Von meinem iPhone gesendet
looking great!! Keep at it and have fun! Don't get discouraged if you feel like you move backwards some days... I've been really working hard on my milk texture and I swear that has really helped pouring better art. You're doing a great job!