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AmirPhoto
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Posted Thu Feb 27, 2014, 4:44am
Subject: Espresso Maker as Milk Frother in the first place
 

Hi there, I have read some pages here and not found my answer here.

I managed to buy some U-Milk Nespresso machine. it gives me nice espressos, but the frother is unable to give a real microfoam for latte (as you already know it gives a decent foam for Cappucinos instead).
I decided to buy some espresso machine, my first goal is to froth milk frequently and pull some shots espressos each time I had time to do this.
My facts:
- we drink two or three shots  a day of Nespresso Espresso
- I Love my Moka pot coffee very much and manage to have a coffee twice or three times a week
- I drink much less frequently drip coffee
- My next step after Espresso machine would be a Gaggia MDF for my espressos and moka pot.
- Alas, I can only manage to buy $200-$300 machines which are - as my knowledge let me - thermoblock driven with pressurized portafilters.
- since my first goal is frothing milk and less frequently pull a shot of espresso, its too confusing to choose between low end machines when your goal is steaming at the first place.
- I don't like stove-top steamers
- I won't buy steam espresso makers just because they are good at steaming.

I apologize if I rushed into this topic.

I'm not a Native English writer, so please forgive me if I did wrong on describing something.
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Posted Thu Feb 27, 2014, 11:42pm
Subject: Re: Espresso Maker as Milk Frother in the first place
 

IMHO the biggest difference between a cappuccino and a caffè latte is the amount of milk and not the texture of the froth. Unless you want to do latte art, you might as well use your Nespresso frother with your Nespresso coffee.

 
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AmirPhoto
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Espresso: Nespresso U-Milk
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Posted Thu Feb 27, 2014, 11:57pm
Subject: Re: Espresso Maker as Milk Frother in the first place
 

Thanks for reply.

But as far as I know, the properly frothed milk has foam and microfoam (like wet paint, melted ice cream) at the same time which the latter is used for lattes.

The frother comes with nespresso gives you nice foam plus hot milk only. I do like the foam and use it for espresso machiatto and cappuccino, but no real lattes possible.
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