Latte Art is the big buzz today. We have many people visiting our
showroom to learn how to create Latte Art. This is something you can't
learn in 5 minutes.
It takes a lot of practice, trial and error.
We want to cover the
basics so to understand what techniques are involved.
First, you need a very smooth velvety milk texture to create latte
art. If the milk is too foamy, you just end up with a thick layer of
white foam on top of the beverage. We provided following article to
cover the milk foaming and steaming basics:
Foaming and Steaming Guide
Second, you need an espresso with thick crema as a base. It is the
mixing of the espresso crema with the micro foam that eventually creates
the contrast of latte art. Generally 100% Arabica beans create a thinner
creama. You'll find that a blend with some parts of Robusta Beans will
produce a thicker crema. You can also sprinkle some chocolate or
cinnamon powder on top of the creama to enhance the contrast.
Third, the shape of the cup will determine the technique used to
create latte art. Experiment with different shapes to find the one that
is easy to use for you.
The easiest designs to create are the Heart and the Rosetta.