lipworth Senior Member Joined: 7 Sep 2013 Posts: 18 Location: Washington DC Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Thu Oct 31, 2013, 1:58pm Subject: My Crema breaks when I pour but I can eventually get a get art pour. Help ?
So when I pour into my shot the crema immediately breaks but once I have added a good volume of milk I can pour a good rosseta but the definition is not great as the crema has mostly dissipated. I don't think it is the shot because when I drink it straight it is delicious and the crema is thick. Am not adding enough air to the milk ? or is it something else.
TriHard Senior Member Joined: 24 Feb 2011 Posts: 36 Location: Silver Spring, MD Expertise: I love coffee
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Posted Fri Nov 1, 2013, 6:55am Subject: Re: My Crema breaks when I pour but I can eventually get a get art pour. Help ?
A video of what you are doing might help, but it could be that when you are initially pouring the milk from the jug, you are pouring too fast, or from too high a distance from the cup, thus causing enough force to break apart the crema. Try making sure that when you first introduce the milk into the cup, you make sure that initial milk goes 'gently' into the cup. Then, once you establish the entry point, you can sort of speed up the flow a little until you are ready to bring the jug down low to begin the design. Good luck!
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