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Espro Toroid Milk Pitchers
QuickShot Review Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014
Author: Mark Prince
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Espro Toroid Pitchers
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The Toroid pitchers were supplied to CoffeeGeek by the folks at Espro. You can find these pitchers at Amazon in the US or Canada.

Product Pricing

Toroid 12oz/350ml size, $24.95 at Amazon
Toroid 20oz/600ml size, $29.95, at Amazon
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Over five years ago, the Espro company (based in Vancouver, BC), maker of the most successful "click tamper" on the market (the Espro Tamper, which clicks when you hit approximately 30lb of pressure) decided to branch out into other products. One of their first was the original Espro Toroid steaming pitcher. The idea behind the pitcher was to provide a steaming tool that worked great on single-hole steam spouts so that even newbies to creating microfoam could create better foam using this new pitcher.

It featured a central raised dimple and a very severe bell shape design. The idea was, point the steam wand down the middle of the pitcher, and the dimple and bell shape would roll up the milk in a 360 degree donut shaped movement.

The design had some merit - though it didn't work as planned on multi-hole steam tips, for single hole models, it did have several positive effects: the steaming was more controlled, the movement of the milk more even in the pitcher, which in turn did seem to aid the development of microfoam (over big bubble foam). It didn't turn complete neophyte home baristas into microfoam steaming experts, but when we tested the pitcher in the CoffeeGeek lab years ago, newbies did find it easier to steam with than a traditional pitcher.

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Now in 2014, Espro has decided to update their milk pitcher design after listening to feedback from home baristas, professionals and an entire range of coffee enthusiasts. The Toroid pitcher has been redesigned, and here is our QuickShot Review of the new pitchers.


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