How Do You Make Latte Art?

Lattes are espresso served with steamed milk to produce a rich, creamy head of foam.

For a steamed milk coffee drink, you'll need an espresso machine with commercial-grade milk steaming wand, a milk frother, the milk of your choice, espresso, and a rounded coffee cup.

Creating a pattern or design on the surface of a latte is achieved by pouring microfoam into an espresso shot, which results in the formation of a pattern or design on the surface of the coffee. By simply "drawing" in the top layer of foam, it is possible to create or embellish the structure.

Latte art is easiest to create in a cup with a rounded bowl shape. Squeeze a small amount of steamed milk into the bottom of the cup and swirl it around to combine everything. The pouring technique is based on speed and height above the bowl. Pour slowly and evenly from afar.

How do you make a latte from start to finish?

  • Prepare the espresso
  • Pour milk into the pitcher
  • Purge the steam wand and pull it to a far up and straight position
  • Switch on the steam wand
  • Find a perfect position where the whirlpool of milk is created
  • Swirl the milk in the pitcher until it is smooth, silky, and shiny
  • Pour the caffe latte and enjoy!

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By: Douglas

Other Latte Art Questions

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