Find yourself mesmerised by the cool creativity behind latte art? The thing is, latte art needn’t be limited to coffee orders in speciality coffee houses. With a bit of practice at home (actually, a lot of practice at home), there’s no reason why you can’t master the art yourself to ensure your beautiful Jones Brothers Coffee beans are enjoyed in sophistication and style!
Latte art is a way to show that the espresso you’ve pulled and the milk you have steamed are perfect so you want to think about contrast and symmetry. The art is in the pour. Once you’ve pulled that perfect shot then steamed the milk properly, all it takes is the right amount of tip and pour combined with a little wrist and cup action. Of course, you then need to practice, practice, practice!
Pour the milk about an inch away from the bottom. Once the cup is about half filled, gently shake the pitcher back and forth while slowly moving it backwards. The flower design will move forward, filling the cup. Do this with a shaking motion originating at the wrist instead of moving your hand back and forth.
Starting off with the milk pitcher close to the top of the mug, introduce a little bit of milk in the same place. Now, lifting the pitcher an inch or so up, pour one revolution of a circle, making sure to move the milk pitcher, not the mug. Hold the stream of milk in the same place, but wiggle the milk pitcher back and forth as you make a ringed circle. When your milk is almost completely poured, swing the milk up to create the bottom tip of your heart.
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The Bean Team