How To Pour Latte Art?

The most important aspects of the pouring technique are the speed with which it is performed and the height at which it is performed above the bowl. 

Round bowl-shaped cups are the easiest to work with when it comes to making latte art. Squeeze a small amount of steamed milk into the bottom of the cup and swirl it around to combine everything.

There is no way you are going to create beautiful lattes if the texture of your steaming milk is bubbly or if it is either too thin or too thick. It's really important, because if the texture isn't right, you're not going to get tight, well-defined patterns at all. Full cream (whole) milk is also the best place to start when making a smoothie.

  • The Texture

If your steamed milk has a bubbly texture, or if it is too thin or too thick, you will never be able to create beautiful latte art. When it comes to texture, it is absolutely critical. If the texture is incorrect, you will not be able to achieve tight, well-defined patterns.

Some specific suggestions for achieving a silky, smooth texture in your milk. Full cream (whole) milk is also the best place to start when making a smoothie. It stays together for a longer period of time before separating and does not foam excessively, as opposed to skim or light milk.

  • The Crema

Beginning with a swirl of the crema in the cup. The crema is mixed together to create a smooth, even surface, which allows the pattern to flow evenly and symmetrically onto the surface after it has been applied.

  • The Pouring

Start pouring as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more your silky steamed milk will begin to separate into layers, increasing the likelihood that you will end up with blobs of foam instead of smooth, creamy milk coming out of the jug.

  • Pouring Speed.

You will end up with a lot of white in the cup if you pour too quickly, as the crema will disappear and disappear. If you pour too slowly, the crema will rise to the top of the pan and you will have no patterns at all on the surface. Learning the proper pouring speed takes time and practice, so the more you vary your pouring speed while you're pouring, the more you'll become familiar with the proper pouring speed.

  • Holding The Jug.

Maintaining the vertical position of the jug and aligning your cup in a nice and straight line with the jug will result in pleasing symmetrical latte art. Adjusting the angle of your arms will also assist you in drawing a straight line from your elbow through the jug and to the bottom of your cup.

  • Extremely Rapid Pull Through.

You've put in all of this effort, created a beautiful symmetrical pattern, stopped right there, and then slowed it down even more at the very end. Lift your jug a little higher and make it toothpick thin so that when you drag it through the pattern, it draws a nice even line down the middle and doesn't squish the pattern into a strange shape as it does when it does.

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By: Douglas

Other Latte Art Questions

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How to Steam Milk at home for Latte Art

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