Aeri Senior Member Joined: 14 Jun 2012 Posts: 5 Location: Hong Kong Expertise: I love coffee
Grinder: Akira manual grinder Drip: Virus Dripper
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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