nvpatel Senior Member Joined: 3 Apr 2012 Posts: 1 Location: Baltimore, MD Expertise: I like coffee
Posted Tue Apr 3, 2012, 12:53pm Subject: Microfoam without an Espresso Machine?
Hello, Everyone --
I'm new as a poster to the coffeegeek forums, though I have been learning a lot from all of you over the past few months.
I recently came to terms with the realization that I haven't the time to develop my skill to a point where I can produce espresso that's as good as what I can get from some of the amazing baristas around here. So, I've returned my Breville Dual Boiler (great machine, though).
The downside is that I'm really going to miss being able to steam my own milk at home. I love to drink the stuff on its own or use it with spices and tea-based drinks.
So -- does anyone have suggestions about good, inexpensive ways to produce microfoam at home?
Posted Tue Apr 3, 2012, 5:48pm Subject: Re: Microfoam without an Espresso Machine?
A dedicated steamer like the Bellman might work, otherwise some folks have had good results with those Aerolatte whisks or the Bodum frothers. I can't attest to the microfoaminess of either, but I've seen Aerolatte free-pour art - that says there's possibility there.
caffista Senior Member Joined: 25 Dec 2012 Posts: 86 Location: Portland Expertise: I like coffee
Posted Wed Jan 16, 2013, 7:37pm Subject: Re: Microfoam without an Espresso Machine?
I've successfully made art worthy microfoam by microwaving or stove heating milk and frothing with the wand but that additional hydration from the steam tip and heating as you froth make it taste better to me. I spent three months on a college campus with a microwave and a wand and I could not have been happier to return home to my precious steam wand.
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