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Aeri
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Posted Thu Jun 14, 2012, 11:43pm
Subject: Problems encountered in manual milk frothing
 

Hey there,
I am new to coffee and recently i tried practsing latte art with a handy swirler (those portable one worked with alkaline battery). It can incorporate air very well,  and milk can usually double its size and give foam.
But with several tirals, i encounter the following situation:
a) i can 't reach the stage that gives eccenric circles as milk pour over the coffee. (which is the initial stage of drawing in latte art, i guess?) does it mean there is no/not enough microfoam in the warmed milk?
b) All i can have is circle pattern on the top at last,  but i guess it's contributed by the foam left in the pitcher  during last few seconds of pouring. so the top layer of foam is kinda thick.
Any ideas on how to improve the above by manual frothing?

Many thanks
looking forward to any ideas and sharing .
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Posted Fri Jun 15, 2012, 2:04am
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Welcome to CoffeeGeek!

Sorry to be the one to break the bad news, but in my experience it's almost impossible to get the kind of microfoam you need for latte art with such a milk frother.

 
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Posted Fri Jun 15, 2012, 6:40am
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Actually, it IS possible. The latte art from the link is probably better than most.
Click Here (www.youtube.com)
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Aeri
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Posted Sun Jun 17, 2012, 9:18pm
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Oh, Thanks both
I think i will try using another swirler, i just find it stir less vigorous than the SB one shown in the video
Reli thanks
i will keep tryin :)
thanks
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