Beginner and pro baristas share tips and tricks.
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.
Nicely done! I will incorporate some of this into my routine tomorrow morning. many thanks
Good job! Thanks guys. That was an excellent explanation. Love this series!
I think Lem is an outstanding teacher, very impressive!
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.
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.
- Team HB
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.
That was a great lesson - thank you. Enjoying this series, Dan - let's see some art!
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