HB wrote:That's what Dritan Alsela does in this video:
mrfunkyjay wrote:Begin by frothing the milk with the milk level just below the lower spout and end up with the same part covered up with microfoam. I tend to over-aerate the milk so I get thicker microfoam in between latte-art and cappuccino. After frothing I will try to move my jug in an angle to see how thick and sticky the foam is. When it is too foamy then I pour the milk into the motta jug, leaving the thick microfoam slightly behind.
Swirl polish my milk in the motta jug, then my milk will be totally incorporated and the success rate is higher than using single jug.
Dan and Kelvin, thank you! I've just learnt something new!
I would always use just one small pitcher (enough for just one latte) to froth milk. After frothing was complete I would swirl the milk in the pitcher to mix it. Otherwise it tend to have a layer of thick foam on top, and much more liquid layer below it - no way to do any latte art.
Now I tried using two pitchers (I have a bigger pitcher that was included in my old Breville the Infuser, that was hanging around without much use). It is so much simpler to get great results!
So, I stretch milk in the smaller pitcher, then without any swirling pour it into the bigger one, and then back into the small. Done! Perfectly mixed and ready to go!