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chezcoffee23
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Posted Thu Jul 4, 2013, 1:39pm
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im new to forum and wondered if anyone has every been able to do latte art in takeaway cup??
I use triple cardboard cups and cant get the latte art to go as well as I can in china cups
does anyone have any tips or points for it ???
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Posted Thu Jul 4, 2013, 5:40pm
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Latte art in to-go cups is tricky because they are steeper than your typical mug. What works best for me is to tilt the cup as much as possible when trying to start the latte art, almost to the point where I feel like I am going to pour the drink out onto the floor. Pour aggressively.
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Posted Thu Jul 4, 2013, 10:21pm
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I find this method works best for me.

Tilt the paper cup slightly (45 degree angle).

Pour the milk on the wall of the paper cup, this should allow the milk foam to go through the crema, similar to pouring milk from high.

When you are ready to create your design tilt the cup even more and get the spout tip of the pitcher as close to the crema as possible.

Create art!

I hope my explanation was clear enough and best of luck!
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Posted Mon Jul 8, 2013, 12:10pm
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I have only seen hearts in paper cups.  It is a good layered (striped) heart not the white blob heart I have seen at other places and he does it every time.  He is a stumptown trained barista.

 
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Posted Sat Jul 20, 2013, 9:31pm
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have not seen take away cups with latte art on it. not sure if it would look nice cause the size is not that propertionate :).

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Posted Sat Jul 20, 2013, 11:06pm
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I'll take a picture of one of mine tomorrow. I promise, it's just as possible as in porcelain/ceramic.
I don't have any tips for you, though. And in fact, I've generally found pouring in paper to-go cups to be easier than for-here cups, because there's less surface area to worry about.
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Posted Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:42pm
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It is hard to do in a tall skinny 20oz take out cup, but 8-16oz is quite easy. Same technique as regular porcelain, just start a little higher up closer to 3/4 full.
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Posted Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:28pm
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yes, that is what i though too as well. the size is not proportioned.

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Posted Wed Jul 31, 2013, 7:26am
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I am going to give these tips a go, I've also found LA in to-go cups really difficult - thanks guys.
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Posted Thu Aug 1, 2013, 8:25am
Subject: Re: anyone able to do latte art in takeway cups
 

it is as easy to do latte art in paper cups and china cups. My trick is to be a little more agressive in pouring the milk in take-away cup. Start your design a little bit earlier as youll have less surface to shape it. A 45 degree angle a start, slowly going back to vertical when close to top works well for me. The designs you'll see in paper cups are similar to china cups; mostly hearts and rosettas. Hope this helps
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