Share your best latte art - cortado

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chockfullofbutts
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#1: Post by chockfullofbutts »

I've found it to be challenging to create nice latte art for my cortados. Even when I go to a nice cafe I rarely get anything better than a little heart or blob with my cortado. The exception was breaking wave coffee in Sarasota where I got a beautiful cortado.
I actually measure my milk each time and I use 65g of milk with 30-45 grams of espresso depending on which profile I'm using.
Here's an example of the best I've been able to do.
Would love to see what others are able to do with a small amount of textured milk.


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MNate
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#2: Post by MNate »

Well, mine is not nearly as nice as yours but just to keep things going, here's one from awhile ago. I don't do a lot of cortados but I should.


chockfullofbutts (original poster)
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#3: Post by chockfullofbutts (original poster) »

Yours is beautiful

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mrgnomer
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#4: Post by mrgnomer »

Kirk
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jdrobison
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#5: Post by jdrobison »

I typically stick with tulips for cortados

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MB
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#6: Post by MB »



[edit: 5oz double walled glass cup]
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JR_Germantown
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#7: Post by JR_Germantown »

The last cortado I had in a cafe was as big as what I call a cappuccino. It was in a glass, but I'm certain it was at least 6 oz -- hardly a challenge. The glasses I use at home are definitely 4 oz. So there's not much room left after pulling the shot.

So, those of you who have posted here -- what size glasses are you using?

Jack

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MNate
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#8: Post by MNate »

The Duralex Picardie gets recommended a lot on here. I got the Libbey Cortado glasses because I liked the sharper angles. I like them as they seem pretty versatile and have a nice heavy weight. However I tend to like porcelain for my drinks so I'm always thinking of getting something else.

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JR_Germantown
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#9: Post by JR_Germantown »

All I had were old ones, from 2018. The glass is 4 oz.


But again --
JR_Germantown wrote: So, those of you who have posted here -- what size glasses are you using?
Jack

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#10: Post by mandarling »

This is so damn cute