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Mysonssecondwordwascoffee
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Posted Fri May 10, 2013, 5:01am
Subject: Re: Latte Art
 

thanks for the reply.
I am familiar with the basics of steaming milk that you outlined. No luck making latte art, though.
would love to see what people are able to produce with the dual boiler - could you show some of your results with it? Would you say it is equivalent to more powerful machines?
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biochemgawd
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Posted Fri May 10, 2013, 5:40am
Subject: Re: Latte Art
 

Mysonssecondwordwascoffee Said:

thanks for the reply.
I am familiar with the basics of steaming milk that you outlined. No luck making latte art, though.
would love to see what people are able to produce with the dual boiler - could you show some of your results with it? Would you say it is equivalent to more powerful machines?

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The BDB can make spectacular latte art - steam is on the slow side but it is very consistent and very dry. I find that using a bell shaped or tapered pitcher works best for me, such as (http://www.espressoparts.com/5003). The key is introducing very little air into the milk - much less than you might think, and spending most of the time integrating it by creating a vortex.

Here are a few random recent examples - all done with nonfat milk.

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Mysonssecondwordwascoffee
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Posted Fri May 10, 2013, 6:01am
Subject: Re: Latte Art
 

Wow - that is awesome!
Thanks so much for the pictures.
I guess I will just have to keep at it!
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Park_Ridge_Dave
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Posted Fri May 10, 2013, 6:05am
Subject: Re: Latte Art
 

biochemgawd Said:

The BDB can make spectacular latte art - steam is on the slow side but it is very consistent and very dry. I find that using a bell shaped or tapered pitcher works best for me, such as (http://www.espressoparts.com/5003). The key is introducing very little air into the milk - much less than you might think, and spending most of the time integrating it by creating a vortex.

Here are a few random recent examples - all done with nonfat milk.

Posted May 10, 2013 link

Nice!

 
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cafeespresso
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Posted Fri May 10, 2013, 7:39am
Subject: Re: Breville Dual Boiler BES900XL Owners Thread
 

Beautiful, love the latte art. My experience with the steam on the BDB was amazing. Once tamed, I could generate luscious amount of tasty milk
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biochemgawd
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Posted Fri May 10, 2013, 8:49am
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Mysonssecondwordwascoffee Said:

Wow - that is awesome!
Thanks so much for the pictures.
I guess I will just have to keep at it!

Posted May 10, 2013 link

Good plan. FYI, I have been working on my latte art since I found Coffeegeek in 2004 and bought my first REAL espresso machine, a Silvia. Creating perfect milk is far easier on the BDB!
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MerleApAmber
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Posted Fri May 10, 2013, 9:49am
Subject: Re: Latte Art
 

Interesting thing I've found is my smallish 8 ounce toroidal cup focuses my efforts by reducing the amounts of fluid - seems to help me create a far thicker foam than my 12 or 20 oz'ers. Also, someone suggested using the nozzle spraying into the side of the cup while stretching; this too seems to make things move along well and develops a lot of turbulence.
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LatteDude
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Posted Fri May 10, 2013, 3:07pm
Subject: Re: Latte Art
 

I'm not trying to brag (it's not that great anyway), but the picture below is from my very first attempt with the BDB.  It wasn't even my BDB, this was in store at Williams-Sonoma before I even decided to proceed with the purchase (yes, the staff was impressed).  I've been practicing for years on my Silvia.  I guess I'm trying to say that it's more up to the user and less the machine.

Side note: My naked portafilter arrived today.  I got it directly from Breville and got them to ship it for free and knock 10% off by calling and asking very nicely.  :)

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BubbaDude
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Posted Fri May 10, 2013, 3:10pm
Subject: Re: Latte Art
 

LatteDude Said:

I'm not trying to brag...

Posted May 10, 2013 link

Go ahead and brag, you earned the right.

 
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OttoMatic
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Posted Fri May 10, 2013, 5:23pm
Subject: Re: Latte Art
 

LatteDude Said:

I guess I'm trying to say that it's more up to the user and less the machine.

Posted May 10, 2013 link

Exactly correct.  I've watched a pro barista do perfect art using a Gaggia Classic, but I can't do it regardless of the machine.  Yet.
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