How to Make Latte Art at Home

HOW TO MAKE LATTE ART AT HOME

A step-by-step video guide

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • Espresso maker with a steam wand
  • Metal steaming pitcher with a pointed spout
  • Wide, shallow coffee cup
  • Milk (whole milk is easiest to pour)
  • Coffee, finely ground - Jacob recommends Starbucks® Espresso Roast or Veranda Blend®

How to Make

STEP ONE

Make espresso shots.

STEP TWO

Fill pitcher with cold milk to the bottom of pour spout dent.

STEP THREE

Aerate milk for about 3 seconds by keeping the tip of the wand near the surface of the milk. You should hear a paper-tearing sound.

STEP FOUR

Submerge wand toward bottom of pitcher to get milk to spin in a whirlpool motion.

STEP FIVE

Heat milk to 150 degrees. Use a thermometer, or stop when you can’t touch the pitcher for more than an instant.

STEP SIX

"Groom" the milk by tapping pitcher on counter and swirling gently by hand. This will pop any big bubbles and maintain micro-foam.

STEP SEVEN

Pour high to start. Tilt coffee cup as you pour a pencil-thin stream of milk into the center of the espresso.

STEP EIGHT

Pour low when cup is half full. Lower pitcher to just above the surface.

STEP NINE

Lay foam. Fill cup till a circle of white foam begins to form.

STEP TEN

Make your design. Using your wrist move pitcher slightly side to side to "draw."

STEP ELEVEN

Finish. Slowly tilt pitcher back and draw the stream back through center of the design.

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