How to Latte Art?

Latte art is simple to learn, but mastering it takes dedication and practice. Expect to fail on your second, or third attempt. So patience and practice are required.

Enhance the silkiness and smoothness of your milk. Creating silky smooth milk is simple and can be learned in a matter of seconds with a few simple methods. Steaming milk may appear difficult, and many people believe that it is the most difficult. There are three critical points to remember:

  • The exact placement of your wand
    In order to achieve latte art, only silky milk is suitable. A gigantic whirlpool in your milk pitcher that sucks all the air bubbles and produces milk that is absolutely velvety. To help stabilize your pitcher, move your wand about one-third of the way from the side of the pitcher.

  • Appropriate amount of air in milk
    Making latte art requires the correct quantity of air with extremely murky or foamless milk, which is why once the wand is activated, you should hear a sucking sound. If you do not, slightly lower your pitcher until you do. You can make anything with latte milk (just a bit of foam): hearts, tulips, rosettas, swans, and caffeinated zebras.

  • The temperature of your steaming milk
    Steamed milk should be served at a temperature between 55 and 62 degrees Celsius at most. What exactly is the issue with "cooked" milk? The heat begins to alter and denature the proteins in the milk, resulting in a lack of texture, flavor, and sweetness, as well as a loss of nutritional value. 

  • Foundation, then the art
    Your properly poured swan seems like a mess, but without contrast. Therefore, first you should give your milk very gently to the cream. Your canvas will be the dark brown mixture where you can sketch or pour out your masterpiece.

  • Bring your cup closer.
    To create the art, you need to get very close (0.5cm). Leaning your cup close to the surface is required. If you maintain your cup straight, you'll either be too far away or need to pour quickly, causing your pattern to be unpredictable. Once at the surface, you'll see that you can pour carefully and without rushing. 

  • Perseverance and practice
    To master latte art undoubtedly requires perseverance. The number of pours will undoubtedly translate into lovely latte art.

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