Newbie Introduction to Espresso - Latte Art [video]

Beginner and pro baristas share tips and tricks.
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Postby HB » Jun 02, 2013, 7:46 pm

In the fifth installment of the Newbie Introduction to Espresso series, Lem Butler instructs Dan and Phillip on the finer points of latte art:

Below are the previous four installments:

Many thanks to Lem for his instruction! There's still hope that someday I will consistently pour latte art that doesn't evoke puzzled looks.

UPDATE: Bonus features from the original session with extra tips and outtakes.

Dan Kehn


Postby Miami_AJ » Jun 02, 2013, 8:33 pm

Nicely done! I will incorporate some of this into my routine tomorrow morning. many thanks


Postby jerbear00 » Jun 02, 2013, 9:18 pm

Good job! Thanks guys. That was an excellent explanation. Love this series!


Postby dick-san » Jun 03, 2013, 2:51 am

I think Lem is an outstanding teacher, very impressive!


Postby mathof » Jun 03, 2013, 4:17 am

Ditto, to all the above.


Postby Marshall_S » Jun 03, 2013, 3:42 pm

One of the better videos I've seen on Latte Art. Lem has a very nice way of showing and explaining things. It was also good to spend 20 minutes here. In your typical 3 minute "You Tube" video, you see great latte art without the detailed explanations- Thanks for your efforts.


Postby Nate42 » Jun 03, 2013, 7:41 pm

Agreed, this is a great video. I'd love to see a more in depth latte art series from Lem.

That's an area where I'm really lacking, I feel pretty good about my shots but I don't make a lot of caps and when I do my "art" is laughable. The newbie already has me beat. :)

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Postby cannonfodder » Jun 07, 2013, 9:13 am

Looks a lot like my latte art. I think the consistency of the milk is the most difficult part. A little too long and you develop too thick a foam which works good for cappa's and makes a nice monk cap but will not pour fluid enough for art. A little too thin and the foam does not lay up on the crema and you end up with a ugly flat white.
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Postby tburres » Jun 08, 2013, 12:33 am

That was a great lesson - thank you. Enjoying this series, Dan - let's see some art!


Postby Depauperate » Jun 08, 2013, 11:03 am

haha. yeah, great work with these. they're pretty entertaining to watch, and I'm sure a lot of people find it easier to grasp new concepts by watching than reading, so I bet they're helping many newbies out there. I have hopes for my latte art to improve if nothing else! :p