MarkPrince Moderator Joined: 19 Dec 2001 Posts: 5,609 Location: Vancouver, BC Expertise: Professional
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Posted Sun Mar 14, 2004, 2:20pm Subject: Soup Can Latte and Macchiato Art!
"Make do with what you have". I'm sure someone famous said that once.
So I don't have a frothing pitcher. I don't have a tamper even! But I can still have some tasty and nice looking macchiatos. Here's two this morning, thanks to a mod'ed soup can - a short and stubby one that held premade tomato soup, "ready to serve". It went down the drain. :)
Sorry for the picture quality. I only have my cell phone camera here with me.
I'd like to toss out a challenge - let's see your example of soup can latte art or macchiato art. :)
ThaRiddla Senior Member Joined: 27 May 2003 Posts: 181 Location: Chicago Expertise: Professional
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Posted Mon Mar 15, 2004, 7:55am Subject: Re: Soup Can Latte and Macchiato Art!
I was on a training a while ago, and the customer wanted me to show him some latte art. The only pitchers we had were the bell shaped cappuccino pitchers. So I scrounged around and found a 2 cup metal measuring cup. it had a VERY small spout...It might as well have not been there. Anyway, I managed to steam some milk without spilling any and pour a wonderful rosetta with the measuring cup. I surprised myself and the customer. I wish I had a picture.
Latt3rt Senior Member Joined: 16 Jul 2003 Posts: 199 Location: Bloomington, Illinois Expertise: Professional
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Posted Tue Mar 16, 2004, 2:40pm Subject: Re: Soup Can Latte and Macchiato Art!
I like to break the cans out for only my most prefered cutomers! We rinse every can out for each drink and only use the best aluminum! We like to keep the label on for looks until it falls off after several rinses. I like to use the little cans you buy green chili's in for demitasse cups. I think I'm getting carried away. I have one waiting for your visit. See you then!!
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