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Niko

Latte Art

Post by Niko »

A new section for Latte Art videos.
If you guys have any, please post here :grin:

I'll start off with a Cafe Breva, half and half is used instead of milk for a Cappuccino. It has to be thick and creamy which is the reason for the 1/2 and 1/2.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49pUx0ZUz64
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Re: Latte Art

Post by michael »

are the steaming temperature and technique for the half and half the same as for the milk 8)
Niko

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Post by Niko »

You have to change the technique slightly for the half and half.
The stretching time is much shorter, otherwise you'd end up with nothing but rich, creamy foam which is perfect for a Breva anyway. The result in this video clip was OK, sometimes I like to go almost straight to texterizing (without stretching) to get a thinner microfoam for better latte art. I think a little more foam tastes better for this type of coffee.
zoey

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Post by zoey »

I made a video just for you Niko :grin:

Isn't my best work, but all I had in the fridge was diet cow juice (skim milk).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADaD-5HIJCM
Niko

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Post by Niko »

Man, that's a sweet pour! :grin:
I love using large cups for fat leafy rosettas.
Very cool indeed 8)
Keep 'em coming :thumbright:
Can't wait to see an Alessi pitcher in your videos, Zoey.

It would be cool to embed the video clips into this forum.
Chas, is there a way to do this with the current software?

Anyways, more video pours to come, stay tuned...
Weska

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Post by Weska »

Well done, zoey. You make it look effortless.

Is that a French-style cup, i.e. no handle and more like a soup bowl?
Niko

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Post by Niko »

Wes, you should upload a video clip of your etched latte art :thumbleft:
You had some pretty nice stuff on that other thread a while back.
zoey

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Post by zoey »

Is that a French-style cup, i.e. no handle and more like a soup bowl?
I was looking around for some unique cups when I found those dipping bowls at Target. Believe it or not, they don't get too terribly hot in the hand, and they were something like <$5.00/bowl. They had some that were a yellowish/gold on the inside, but I thought the bluish/green color had a better contrast to the espresso (boy doesn't that sound all Martha Stewart :roll: ).
Niko

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Post by Niko »

Yes Martha...(ahem) I mean Mr. Zoey :roll:
zoey

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Post by zoey »

I decided to throw in a 20A outlet in the kitchen today. Let me tell you, this is the cat's meow! :bounce: Now I can steam and pull shots at the same time! I don't know why I waited so long to do this.
JohnB

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Post by JohnB »

This is my Latte "cup":
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It's big, measures just under 5" across. Found it at Sal's.

And it's Italian! Anyone recognize the manufacturer?
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Weska

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Post by Weska »

Maybe, Niko, maybe. I'd have to learn how to upload to YouTube or equivalent. And I'm so backward that I still don't see any point in facebook.
Niko

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Post by Niko »

It looks like an IPA style, John.
Nice cup ;-)
bluesman13

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Post by bluesman13 »

howdy,

I've been away since my vivaldi went into storage last year. I love this thread but I couldn't help but notice that Niko hasn't been around since Jan. He's like the Forum Ambassador!

Is he ok? Has anyone heard from him? I hope he didn't go over to the "dark side" (starbucks)!

Steve
bluesman13

Re: Latte Art

Post by bluesman13 »

no niko news? anyone?
JohnB

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Post by JohnB »

We exchanged a few emails back in April about roasting but nothing since then. He has a brutal commute since he moved & was pretty busy with work.
bluesman13

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Post by bluesman13 »

thanks for the reply John. I miss his posts.
CaliforniaJed

Where's all the latte art?

Post by CaliforniaJed »

I've been at it for just a few weeks with the Spaziale. Here's today's pour -- not my best but not my worst! Would really like to see some new posts here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWJOxKzPpmg
CaliforniaJed

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Endo

Re: Latte Art

Post by Endo »

That's amazing for only a few weeks practice. Some people have been doing it for years and don't come close to that.

Your milk looks perfectly prepared. Congrats on that (it's the hardest part).

I see you are free pouring as well. Most beginners place the cup on the table and lift one side (this makes it more steady and accurate). You can then raise or rest the pitcher on the edge of the cup as well. Again, for even better accuracy.
CaliforniaJed

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Post by CaliforniaJed »

Thanks Endo. I should clarify that i am a novice with the Spaziale but I did have a HX machine for a couple of years prior, though in truth my latte art was terrible with it because I had difficulty steaming with that particular machine.

I did try pouring into a cup on the table with the Spaziale but I found free pouring to be easier. I'm still very inconsistent, but I can feel consistency (and better pours) just around the corner!
BobUSN

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Post by BobUSN »

Looks good Jed!
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