The the art of making latte art with Kaffa® Signature coffees

How to make latte art with Kaffa® Signature coffees

Making latte art involves creating intricate and visually appealing designs on the surface of a latte or other espresso-based beverages. It requires skill, practice, and a steady hand.

Latte art requires practice to master the pouring and milk frothing techniques, as well as a good understanding of the density and consistency of the milk. With time and experience, you can create more intricate and detailed designs. It’s an enjoyable and creative aspect of coffee making that can impress customers and add an aesthetic touch to the beverage.

Here’s a lesson by European Coffee Trip, a YouTube Channel run by Ales and Radek, two Czech guys who love specialty coffee.

Latte Art Training For Beginners

This latte art tutorial will take you step-by-step through all the tiny hand movements, axis, tilting, and pouring speed. We will also give you a barista tip on how to reduce waste when learning how to pour latte art at home!

Recap…

You can make latte art with Kaffa® Signature coffees. Here are the general steps involved in creating latte art:

  1. Espresso Extraction: Start by brewing a shot of espresso using an espresso machine. This forms the base of the latte art.
  2. Milk Steaming: Steam milk using a milk frother or steam wand on an espresso machine. The milk should have a velvety texture with small, microfoam bubbles. Proper milk steaming is crucial for creating latte art.
  3. Pouring Technique: Hold the espresso cup at a slight angle and start pouring the steamed milk into the center of the cup from a low height. This allows the milk to mix with the espresso and form a smooth, even base.
  4. Free Pouring: Once the base is formed, it’s time to create designs by free pouring the milk. Various techniques are used, such as the heart, rosetta, tulip, or swan. These designs are achieved by manipulating the milk pitcher and controlling the flow of milk.
  5. Etching or Drawing: After pouring the design, you can use tools like a latte art pen or toothpick to create finer details or add depth to the design. This technique is called etching or drawing.
  6. Finishing Touches: Clean the edges of the cup, remove any excess milk, and make final adjustments to the design if necessary.

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