ChoonHuah Senior Member Joined: 11 Aug 2013 Posts: 4 Location: Malaysia Expertise: Just starting
Espresso: Ascaso Dream UP Grinder: Ascaso i6 Vac Pot: N/A Drip: Just normal cheapo drip LOL Roaster: N/A
Posted Sun Aug 11, 2013, 8:13am Subject: Question about steaming milk
Hi, I am very new to this coffee world and i loved it so much ! However, I got a few questions regarding steaming milk and i have been surfing through the internet i find a lot of different answers. So I am here to seek advice and guidance from all the professionals and coffee lovers over here!
So, the question is I face inconsistency when I am steaming milk. Sometimes i can get a very nice microfoam and sometimes i get a lot of those "spider-web" like foam. I "believe" i have been doing the same thing when steaming the milk. Is it due the pitcher that is not cold enough?
Besides, from internet and articles in coffee geek, it says that during milk frothing process, in order to create micro foam we have to seek for the point to create vortex, but I am not sure where is the exact point i have to position my steaming wand in order to create the vortex. From internet, some said that you have position it at the edge, some said center.
Sorry for the newbie questions and broken english. Thank you in advance for those who are willing to give tips and advice to me. Thank you! :DDDD
Coffeenoobie Senior Member Joined: 11 Dec 2011 Posts: 3,058 Location: PNW Expertise: I like coffee
Espresso: N S Oscar Grinder: K30 & Vario W
Posted Sun Aug 11, 2013, 10:10am Subject: Re: Question about steaming milk
Where you put the wand depends on the size/shape of the pitcher, amount of milk and the steam power your machine has. If you have the power to really move the milk in the middle that is best for getting all the sides at once. Most of us don't have that type of power at home. You want a lot of mixing as you don't have much time before the milk gets too hot to hold.
Buying advice: GRINDER GRINDER GRINDER. Don't cheap out on the grinder.
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