AmirPhoto Senior Member Joined: 26 Feb 2014 Posts: 3 Location: Tehran Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Nespresso U-Milk Drip: Princess
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.
NobbyR Senior Member Joined: 10 Jul 2011 Posts: 2,044 Location: Germany Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Poccino Opus One, Ariete Grinder: Eureka Mignon Istantaneo Vac Pot: N/A Drip: Melitta Linea Unica de Luxe Roaster: N/A
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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