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MarcinD
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Posted Wed Apr 2, 2014, 5:45pm
Subject: Take a look at my Latte art
 

Hello , I would like to know what do you think  about my latte art , I'm in  new in this beautiful art.  I practice for about 1,5 months and every coffe is a new adventure for me , whitch I learn a lot , so that's it for now , Please Enjoy  ;)

Some of my work:

http://i57.tinypic.com/ri7r0p.jpg
http://i57.tinypic.com/2q3829z.jpg
http://i61.tinypic.com/4ujvrb.jpg
http://i61.tinypic.com/2wc2ogj.jpg
http://i57.tinypic.com/scap2c.jpg
http://i61.tinypic.com/14bkuw2.jpg
http://i59.tinypic.com/2dgl30g.jpg
http://i61.tinypic.com/14ientl.jpg
http://i61.tinypic.com/i6mg7m.jpg
http://i62.tinypic.com/34t9ysk.jpg
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Posted Wed Apr 2, 2014, 7:48pm
Subject: Re: Take a look at my Latte art
 

Looks great - far superior than any attempt I've made. How do they taste? :)

 
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MarcinD
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Posted Thu Apr 3, 2014, 5:20am
Subject: Re: Take a look at my Latte art
 

Thanks for reply, When it's come to taste people say that it's delicious whether it's americana ,cappucino or even espresso machiatto latte art style . I sign up here because i want to know what people think about my work and maybe someone give me some tips for it.
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Posted Thu Apr 3, 2014, 5:50am
Subject: Re: Take a look at my Latte art
 

MarcinD Said:

...whether it's americana ,cappucino or even espresso machiatto latte art style

Posted April 3, 2014 link

huh?  What is "espresso macchiatto latte art style"?  Or did you miss the comma key a few times?  espresso has no milk, machiatto only a spot of froth on top of the espresso and, therefore, no art, and a latte is a different animal which is predominantly milk.  So, my tip (since you asked for tips) is to try to use standard terminology.  Now, I'll look at your photos and see if there's anything else to offer that may be helpful.

Your pics aren't loading for me…perhaps because I'm using a Mac right now. I'll see if I can get on my Windows based PC later.

 
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MarcinD
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Posted Thu Apr 3, 2014, 7:08am
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You're right , i've made a mistake in that sentence , I'll try to keep to normal terminology.
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Posted Thu Apr 3, 2014, 8:17am
Subject: Re: Take a look at my Latte art
 

emradguy Said:

machiatto only a spot of froth on top of the espresso and, therefore, no art

Posted April 3, 2014 link

You are forgetting the American Macchiatto, not to be confused with *$, that incorporates about 1oz of foamed milk into the espresso cup.  Those are often poured with art.

For the traditional macchiatto even with the spooned foam on top people sometimes use a stylus to create art on those.

Unfortunately coffee & espresso terminology isn't as universal as we would like...
I assume that the OP was referring to a Macchiatto, American style with espresso and mini latte art.

As far as the art pics go I think you are doing a good job there.  Nice!
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MarcinD
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Posted Thu Apr 3, 2014, 11:02am
Subject: Re: Take a look at my Latte art
 

Yes, I was referering to the mini art in espresso machiatto. Thank for your opinion , still got a lot to learn when it comes to latte art but I'm glad that someone experience could look at my work , I'll try to take some new photo in a couple of weeks and see, how my progress keeps going.
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Posted Fri Apr 4, 2014, 10:11am
Subject: Re: Take a look at my Latte art
 

DanoM Said:

You are forgetting the American Macchiatto

Posted April 3, 2014 link

More like discounting, actually.  Machiatto translates to marked... and espresso machiatto means espresso marked with foam.  This thing people call "American Macchiatto" bears no resemblance to a machiatto (the generally accepted shortened version of espresso machiatto), and in my opinion should be discarded (not only from our language, but from the menus too). Of course, you are welcome to disagree and have your own opinion. When people make up their own terms, or even worse, make up their own definitions of existing terms, it has a huge impact on communication (as in this thread).  

DanoM Said:

As far as the art pics go I think you are doing a good job there.  Nice!

Posted April 3, 2014 link

+1..very nice work, especially after only 1.5 months at it.  If that's really the case...it's in fact, quite impressive!  Only tips I can offer (not that I'm an expert by any means, myself) are:

1) Your skinny ones were probably due to pouring too fast.  
2) Your wider ones are really, really nice, but you seem to have a discrepancy from left to right, so try to even it out the side-side "wiggle" (don't know if there's a proper term for this motion or not - in keeping with my comments above...which is why I put it in quotes).

DanoM Said:

Unfortunately coffee & espresso terminology isn't as universal as we would like...

Posted April 3, 2014 link

couldn't agree more!

DanoM Said:

I assume that the OP was referring to a Macchiatto, American style

Posted April 3, 2014 link

Other than the fact that he's presenting artwork (none of which looks like anything with less milk than a cappa), why would you assume he's using American terminology?  His profile says he's in Poland. Oh, and all of his posted artwork is pouring art, not etching.

 
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Posted Fri Apr 4, 2014, 2:13pm
Subject: Re: Take a look at my Latte art
 

emradguy Said:

Other than the fact that he's presenting artwork (none of which looks like anything with less milk than a cappa), why would you assume he's using American terminology?  His profile says he's in Poland. Oh, and all of his posted artwork is pouring art, not etching.

Posted April 4, 2014 link

Well, he's on these forums, so I assume he's picked up some of the terms from the North American market that comes up here.  That and his pics were of poured art, so I deduced.

Maybe we should re-term the "american style macchiatto", which actually differs east coast and west coast from what I've read, to something more like a "mini cappuccino"?  Really, that's what many of them have turned into, a 3 oz cappuccino.  As long as *$ continues to sell one as a large, sweet, milk-coffee drink most American's won't ever know what a real macchiatto is.

Unfortunately we've thrown out alot of the Italian art of espresso to relearn from scratch here in the USA.  That has led to some nice discoveries, but at the same time lost alot of character in drink creation, proportion, and overall design.  Some of that is coming back with the help of quality cafes.
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MarcinD
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Posted Mon Apr 14, 2014, 5:59pm
Subject: Re: Take a look at my Latte art
 

I didn't answer cuz i was away from town for week and after a week break of making coffe i had some new pictures but not to many. Thanks for advice and others opinion  , here's a picture number one http://i57.tinypic.com/akk2fs.jpg and there was  a lot of  answer about espresso machiatto and here's a picture of it on the right http://i58.tinypic.com/2d27ww4.jpg. Hope to  hearing from you soon .
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