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Latte Pouring

Published November 8th, 2011

I've been seriously into coffee for a few years now, and I used to use my inadequate equipment as an excuse for not being able to pour a beautiful latte or cappuccino. Now that I've got decent hardware capable of steaming perfect milk and pulling a perfect shot, my only excuse was laziness.

So a week ago, I read up on how to pour latte art and have been practicing every day with my morning latte. Here are some of the results :)

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First try - not bad! Lots of bubbles in the milk.

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  • November 3rd, 2011
  • Apple iPhone 4
  • 3.85mm / f/2.8 / 1/15 sec
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Probably my favourite, even if I overflowed the bup a little.

  • November 4th, 2011
  • Apple iPhone 4
  • 3.85mm / f/2.8 / 1/17 sec
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I've been really heavy handed with the art favouring one side of the cup (the top of the rossette).

  • November 7th, 2011
  • Apple iPhone 4
  • 3.85mm / f/2.8 / 1/15 sec
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Again, heavy-handed. I think I'm not holding the cup tipped for long enough.

There are still some milk bubbles, but my microfoam technique has gotten a lot better over the past week.

  • November 8th, 2011
  • Apple iPhone 4
  • 3.85mm / f/2.8 / 1/15 sec
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Of course, a perfect latte begins with perfect espresso, which begins with perfectly ground, fresh-roasted coffee beans. These are a little darker than I usually roast, but I've got a lighter, "Full City" roast in the container to the right.

I also need to work on my distribution technique; no fancy Reg Barber tamper is going to help me if I can't dose evenly.

  • November 8th, 2011
  • Apple iPhone 4
  • 3.85mm / f/2.8 / 1/17 sec

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