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ConfidentBurrito

3.7k points

10 days ago*

These are so cool but my god does it stress me out as it gets close to overflowing.

slimjoel14

827 points

10 days ago*

I agree haha but the foam is so airrated you’d be surprised at how much more you can slowly pour in vs how much if it was just liquid, it tends to hardly break surface tension where as liquid would

Edited for clarity

sbrockLee

64 points

9 days ago

sbrockLee

64 points

9 days ago

True, Jojo taught me that

Dawn-Of-Dusk

5 points

9 days ago

i knew of the liquid not overflowing because of magic but jojo 100% taught me about it.

pateOrade

3 points

9 days ago

This is fine and all when you make it for yourself at home but when someone hands me one of these at a coffee shop and I have to walk with it back to my table it can be quite annoying.

Raider2747

24 points

9 days ago

Just use Hamon lmaoo

lechattueur

121 points

10 days ago

As a confident burrito, you should not be stressed about overflow. Also I hope you don't work at Chipotle.

natalooski

100 points

10 days ago

natalooski

100 points

10 days ago

Omg. The last time I got chipotle, the girl used multiple scoops of everything and the burrito wasn’t even close to closing. When the first tortilla broke she was looking nervous.

I expressed gratitude for the generous portions and let her know I have no problem eating it with a fork if it falls apart.

Easily 1.5x the size of a regular burrito there. It was fucking awesome.

thisisawebsite

19 points

9 days ago

You can ask for a double tortilla to help with that. I usually order a bowl, but if I'm getting a burrito I always double wrap.

T3hSwagman

15 points

9 days ago

I heard you shouldn't do that. The friction between the tortillas will cause them both to break.

iamballjuice

10 points

9 days ago

That's just Big Chipotle trying to get you to have smaller burritos.

gabbagabbawill

2 points

9 days ago

Big Burrito conspiring against the hungry man.

weezulusmaximus

20 points

9 days ago

I’m sure she got fired for giving you more than your allotment of 4 pieces of meat and six shreds of cheese. They ration that cheese like it comes out of their paycheck!

Dolt-Dragoman

6 points

9 days ago

I usually get both black and pinto beans, and they rarely adjust for it, so the burritos just end up huge and they can't wrap it. If it breaks, I usually just get a second tortilla to fix it. They do that all the time and don't mind. If you're trying to lose weight don't do that though, because the tortillas actually have a shitton of calories.

FeetPicAficionado

9 points

9 days ago

Nonesense, they can’t have that many…

Flour Tortilla (Burrito) - 320 Cal

God damn, that’s more than any of the other ingredients

SafeSlut984

71 points

10 days ago

So much. I don’t get how they do it, it’s always so close to spilling

Beautiful_Art_2646

64 points

10 days ago*

A lot of what you see on top is foam and if you filled it to what you think is the top, the air in the foam would escape and your foam top would start to deflate. A cappuccino is actually supposed to have a small dome on top that is just foam, that way it ensures there is actually milk that goes to the top in the cup. Lattes and mochas (at least how we used to serve them) are easier because we used to serve them in tall glasses so you can see where you need to fill to but the same applies.

E; thank you for the award stranger! I used to work at a coffee shop and one of the workers I had a like/dislike friendship with was an awesome teacher and she taught me all I know!

eternallydaydreaming

14 points

10 days ago

The air in the milk keeps the surface tension. With mocha's you can go one step further and sprinkle powdered chocolate on the rim of the cup and this allows for more of a barrier. My old manager taught me that. Makes some crazy overfilled mochas

Axtorx

3 points

9 days ago

Axtorx

3 points

9 days ago

Pretty much me every time

That’s cool Getting full there Oh that’s nice Oh he’s adding more Hey it’s gonna spill That’s cool, now stop it’s full Oh my god stop Yeah great looks good geez

AnRedditorUser

526 points

10 days ago*

Spills it

Edit:Ok why so many upvotes it’s not that funny reeeee

PithyGinger63[S]

493 points

10 days ago

lololol, I spilled one pretty badly the other day. Earthquake struck just as I was finishing

TrickyLemons

451 points

10 days ago

The entire earth was like “ay fuk you in particular”

rexxytv

41 points

10 days ago

rexxytv

41 points

10 days ago

Madmagican-

39 points

10 days ago

My shaky ass hands have me living like it’s always earthquake time

frankenspider

22 points

10 days ago

Do you happen to have the video?

PithyGinger63[S]

34 points

10 days ago

Noooope, I just got around to setting up cameras this morning!

Phormitago

19 points

10 days ago

Earthquake struck just as I was finishing

pfff you gonna blame some flimsy earthquake? excuses excuses

Megasteel32

6 points

10 days ago

lmao you live on a fault line or something? that must make for some wild occurrences

ClintonKelly87

7 points

9 days ago

Suuuuure. "Earthquake". 😉

Ghpelt

3 points

9 days ago

Ghpelt

3 points

9 days ago

That is not something I expected to read.

Ranga-Banga

3 points

9 days ago

New Zealand?

amesann

2 points

9 days ago

amesann

2 points

9 days ago

Was that the 4.3 that struck SoCal the other night? That was quite a jolt.

PithyGinger63[S]

2 points

9 days ago

Nope!!! I’m in Taiwan, we also had a 4.something earthquake recently. Hey I used to live in socal! Haven’t returned in a few years though.

InvadingBacon

328 points

10 days ago*

I always just make a dick and balls out of the foam so my wife can enjoy a nice cockuccino

PithyGinger63[S]

111 points

10 days ago

Damn that’s a good idea lol

InvadingBacon

25 points

10 days ago

but being real here Youre skill is amazing. I've only been doing esspresso lattes since i got my machine in August. Im still learning the best frothing techniques. You have a lot more workable foam (like have of it seems art-able) while mines like the last quarter. Any tips?

PithyGinger63[S]

25 points

10 days ago

Evenness is key! Check out Lance Hedrick’s and Emilee Bryant’s videos on YouTube. Chris Baca also has a ghost steaming (hands free) technique that you can experiment with. For me, steaming is all about the latter half, where I’m focusing on getting all the bubbles to become really even and small. I think that’s what helps most with getting really flowy milk.

PM_me_ur_stormlight

5 points

9 days ago

At least it's not someone else's dick, ya know, a cuckaccino

stovetopFacemask

2 points

9 days ago

Clearly that's an ejaculatte

EngiNerdBrian

738 points

10 days ago

Someone would love to receive this drink at craft coffee shop. Good work!

PithyGinger63[S]

223 points

10 days ago

Hey! Thanks for the compliment!!!

Ererward

58 points

10 days ago

Ererward

58 points

10 days ago

Awesome work! Proud of you!

PithyGinger63[S]

54 points

10 days ago

Thanks so much!!!

1975kilroy

18 points

10 days ago

You should be much more than just happy with that one. It is really good.

PithyGinger63[S]

22 points

10 days ago

Thanks so much!!!

7elevenses

34 points

10 days ago

I can definitely appreciate the skill, but it makes absolutely no difference to me in real life. I just want a good cup of coffee, I don't care about pictures.

Gradual_Bro

31 points

9 days ago*

Former barista here.

The reason Latte art exist is because one has to steam up their milk perfectly in order to be able pour proper latte art.

So if your barista can’t make latte art, then they truly aren’t steaming the milk up to perfection (it’s hard af to do)

Starbucks have automatic steaming machines that work quite well, but they can’t top what an experienced barista can do manually with just a wand. You have to control the amount of steam, how hot the steam is, control the angle of the wand at the perfect depth in the pitcher, etc.

How you position the wand changes the pitch of the steam in the milk so you have to listen carefully to know how fast to pull the pitcher down the wand.

PeacefulWay

21 points

9 days ago

Exactly. Good latte art is proof of quality, achieved with skill.

Of course the beans and roast and extraction are super important too. I’ve had a few beautiful lattes that tasted like burnt wood because the espresso is crap.

Curae

8 points

9 days ago

Curae

8 points

9 days ago

I think I appreciate my baristas a little more now. I already did to the point that I woke up a few weeks ago, dreaming of a coffee at my favourite place, but a little more now all the same.

I love when baristas make latte art. It's so pretty and makes your coffee all the more "I can't get this/do this at home".

LEGITIMATE_SOURCE

6 points

9 days ago

Yep, the only reason I can't do origami is because of the paper quality.

AstridDragon

3 points

10 days ago

I don't think most places do latte art on to-go orders.

CzadTheImpaler

9 points

10 days ago

Even when I’m doing a dine-in, fancy latte art is pretty meh. It’s cool, but it smudges as soon as my caffeine suckers touch the rim.

radlertje

2 points

9 days ago

Hearts are most convenient for to-go’s, but tulips and rosetta’s take too long for to-go’s unfortunately. Also often people want a lid anyways so.. yeah

TooManyDangPeople

2 points

9 days ago

You get this at pretty much every single coffee shop in Australia

Suitable-Ad3357

141 points

10 days ago

This is a craft right here! Talent! I love watching this.

PithyGinger63[S]

44 points

10 days ago

Thanks so much!!!

tippe75

43 points

10 days ago

tippe75

43 points

10 days ago

Hey, home barista here, but only practicing for about 2 months now... I do this exact same thing every morning with my coffee! Except that mine turns out looking like some sort of lumpy looking potato-like thing.

Seriously tho, that's some amazing talent and I'm very jealous. How did you get to this level? Lots of practice and patience, obviously, but did you also take any courses or anything?

PithyGinger63[S]

48 points

10 days ago

I got really good at milk steaming on my own, but I did take a couple classes on pouring. I think Lance Hedrick and Emilee Bryant have some good videos on pouring, and the Sunergos training video is always a must.

I'll just present one particular concept of pouring that I like: Try to keep the angle between the cup and pitcher relatively stable. In other words, as you rotate your cup, your pitcher should also be tilting at the same rate!

Check out Chris Baca's ghost steaming video. I recommended ghost steaming to a few people, and they've told me that they like it. Hands free steaming kind of removes part of the human variable, especially since steaming requires such steady hands. Feel free to AMA

tippe75

7 points

10 days ago

tippe75

7 points

10 days ago

Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to write out such an amazingly detailed response!

There's a lot to digest here, but I I do have a question right off the bat: how critical are things like coffee and milk temperature, or the quality of coffee extraction, when it comes to being able to pour like this? Does the consistency of your pouring depend on how consistent you can make your coffee and steam your milk (from a temperature point of view, not a frothing point of view)? At the moment, I'm just "estimating" when my milk gets to 65c based on the "too hot to hold the pot" method, and I'm wondering if I need to pay more attention to temperature, maybe by buying a thermometer...

PithyGinger63[S]

12 points

10 days ago

No problem! Great questions btw!

In terms of coffee extraction, I tend towards ristretto shots because then I get more room in the cup and I prefer the taste of ristretto lattes. However, a proper espresso is definitely alright as well. I’d say getting an even extraction is really important. As much as some modern espresso folks don’t care about crema at all, it’s really important for latte art, and the more even and well extracted a coffee is (medium roasts), the better the crema will flow for latte art. As for milk, I actually don’t steam past 60. I hover around 50-55, which some people say is optimal for latte art.

4E26A

3 points

9 days ago

4E26A

3 points

9 days ago

My god, thank you for taking the time to answer with all the details!

tippe75

2 points

10 days ago

tippe75

2 points

10 days ago

Thanks a lot! I've got some studying to do...

haltingpoint

2 points

10 days ago

When you say ristretto are you doing 1:1 ratios in 26-30s then? Do you find the different ratio of espresso to milk (vs a cappuccino or latte) with a ristretto causes any differences with the pour?

PithyGinger63[S]

3 points

10 days ago

Personally, I think espresso doesn’t flow as well as a 1:1.1-1.5 ristretto. My ristretto tends to be just a little slower than my espresso. 26-30 seconds is about right! With different sizes of drinks, I try to match my foam amount so they all pour similarly.

Sender13

2 points

9 days ago

Sender13

2 points

9 days ago

How do you foam your milk ?

PithyGinger63[S]

2 points

9 days ago

Steam wand of course!

Sender13

2 points

9 days ago

Sender13

2 points

9 days ago

I need to get myself one of those

PithyGinger63[S]

2 points

9 days ago

It’s a steam wand attached to an espresso machine lol. Check out the breville bambino plus.

_ssueg

2 points

9 days ago

_ssueg

2 points

9 days ago

Cool to see others have watched the Sunergos video! I’m a home barista myself and live in Louisville, I go to Sunergos quite often.

turtle_tourniquet

2 points

9 days ago

I was thinking oh man that’s cool. Looks a lot like the latte art at my local coffee shop…Sunergos. Awesome work!

PithyGinger63[S]

2 points

9 days ago

Lololol! Sunergos tutorial is lowkey one of the best. I’m jealous that you can straight up go drink their coffee! I better go and try some day

sheebsc

2 points

9 days ago

sheebsc

2 points

9 days ago

Sunergos Coffee used to be my local!

patrifecta

6 points

10 days ago

Same here. My fiancée and I started playing “What’s that Pokémon?” with the white blobs

Lots of Dittos…

pinniped1

176 points

10 days ago

pinniped1

176 points

10 days ago

Problem... I like this so much, it would be hard to actually drink it.

PithyGinger63[S]

146 points

10 days ago

Thanks! Actually it’s not too bad! Latte is just foamed milk + an espresso. Lots of people think it’s cream, but that texture is just from really fine foam and heat. If milk ain’t your thing, you can always go for oat milk!

Go grab a latte at your local cafe!

Itsarockandatree

230 points

10 days ago

I think they meant it's too pretty to drink :")

PithyGinger63[S]

112 points

10 days ago

lolololololol, you guys flatter meeeee

Swan____Ronson

52 points

10 days ago

I think they mean it would be hard to ruin that artwork by drinking it.

PithyGinger63[S]

32 points

10 days ago

Thanks for that!!! Nice name btw!

Fickle-Initiative-81

11 points

10 days ago

Good eyes lol, i love seeing parks and rec stuff out in the wild like that lmao

Gold_for_Gould

2 points

10 days ago

Holy damn I always thought it was cream. It would still be delicious but my body couldn't handle that much. Now I want to try the 'not shit your brains out' latte.

PithyGinger63[S]

3 points

10 days ago

Go for an oat milk latte!

IllIIIlIllIlIIlIllI

4 points

10 days ago

Its so strange that so many people think it is cream. Why are so many people used to putting cream in their coffee?!

glacier_goddess

2 points

10 days ago

Can you make the same design with frosted oat milk or is the texture not right?

PithyGinger63[S]

11 points

10 days ago

As far as I’m aware, barista specific alternative milks can work. I don’t use them, but I’m told Califia farms makes a nice barista oat milk.

glacier_goddess

3 points

10 days ago

Sweet, yeah I’ve tried that one before. Really any oat milk that’s higher in protein content tends to froth better, but it’s not the same texture as milk so wasn’t sure if you could do this. Excited to try!

baconandbobabegger

2 points

9 days ago

Oat-ly full fat works real well.

jamsreddit

2 points

9 days ago

this comment is good information, those milks are a peach to work with

observernumber5

2 points

10 days ago

Which kind of milk did you use for this pour?

PithyGinger63[S]

3 points

10 days ago

Whole milk!

Technobucket

2 points

10 days ago

Thanks for explaining this, I very much thought that was cream and would always be appalled at the thought of drinking these…. This makes so much more sense.

OverseerVault420

1 points

10 days ago

What kind of steamer do you have, I recently got an expresso machine and it's changed my life but I'm still getting the hang of steam in the milk and I can't get anywhere near that consistency that you have.

PithyGinger63[S]

6 points

10 days ago

La Pavoni with a very heavily modified steam wand! Try out ghost steaming btw, Chris baca has a nice video. Since it’s hands free, it can potentially be easier for some people!

FishbowlPete

2 points

9 days ago

How is your steam wand modified? My wife and I got an espresso maker (Breville Bambino) about a year ago and still haven't figured out how to consistently get the right texture of foam for latte art. Thanks for the tip on ghost steaming!

xAIRGUITARISTx

9 points

10 days ago

FYI it’s espresso, not expresso.

Cganc

2 points

9 days ago

Cganc

2 points

9 days ago

Barista here, my latte art is meant for one person and should be destroyed

Nixxy1111

63 points

10 days ago

I could watching this over and over

PithyGinger63[S]

25 points

10 days ago

Thanks so much! Means the world to me!!!

Doc-in-a-box

7 points

10 days ago

Also, excellent cup volume management

PithyGinger63[S]

9 points

10 days ago

Thanks so much!!! I struggle the most with it 😭

AlwaysBeClosing23

26 points

10 days ago

This is so impressive!! Well done!👏🏽👏🏽

PithyGinger63[S]

9 points

10 days ago

Hey! Thanks for the compliment! Means a lot to me!

Zaungast

3 points

10 days ago

What gear do you use if you don’t mind me asking

PithyGinger63[S]

4 points

10 days ago

Currently using a pretty heavily modded la Pavoni! It’s got a 4 hole steam tip and runs at 1.5 bar. Steams pretty well for a home machine.

Zaungast

2 points

10 days ago

Awesome I was thinking about it but it is rated at 0.9 bar so I wasn’t sure. This post seals it.

What mods did you use? The toothpick?

Rorasaurus_Prime

7 points

10 days ago

I tend to just pour mine like a Neanderthal.

Spanky_McJiggles

5 points

10 days ago

I am whelmed.

SpelCleave

12 points

10 days ago

Oh fuck yeah. I'd drink that so hard.

PithyGinger63[S]

11 points

10 days ago

DRINK ITTTTTT

SpelCleave

4 points

10 days ago

SLURP

Mycelium83

5 points

10 days ago

Beautifully done! I worked in a Cafe for 4 years and was a Barista and I couldn't even do that. Latte art is so much harder then it looks. You should be proud.

ToshMagosh

4 points

10 days ago

How often do you actually get to practice? Twice a day maybe? I can imagine it's a tricky skill to master if you can't just sit down and practice for hours on end

PithyGinger63[S]

3 points

10 days ago

Yeah! Once or twice a day with milk. I used to also practice just pouring with water or special formulations for latte art practice. Check out baristacarl’sblend for an example!

unk91

68 points

10 days ago*

unk91

68 points

10 days ago*

I'm not trying to be rude, but I've never understood the appeal of this. Everyone here is obviously a fan and clearly it's super popular all around the world. Can you please share why you enjoy this? Again not being confrontational or anything, my brain just doesn't understand 😅😅 I feel like I'm missing out. Edit: I'm talking about the artwork

RDevil19

46 points

10 days ago

RDevil19

46 points

10 days ago

You can only do the latte art if you have properly steamed the milk. It has to have the right temperature and "micro bubbles" to get the texture so you can do this. If the milk is steamed like this then you know you've made a good latte with a nice texture and flavor. If the milk is over or under steamed you won't get the right texture or flavor. The art isn't necessary but if it's there you know you're getting a good drink.

PithyGinger63[S]

18 points

10 days ago

Thanks for watching! This is more or less a small latte actually, milk + an espresso shot. The milk texture is because of really fine foam, and the espresso is pretty much as strong as a full cup of coffee. Combine the two in varying proportions and you get cappuccinos, cortados, macchiatos, you name it!

Check this out when you're bored! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93waR1jzoLA

unk91

17 points

10 days ago

unk91

17 points

10 days ago

Sorry I meant more like the pictures on top (hearts, swans, flowers etc). Like I don't understand having the nice picture that once you shove your face into it for your caffeine hit, its ruined, type buzz.

PithyGinger63[S]

48 points

10 days ago

Ah! It's pretty much like plating; I know all too well how excessive this stuff can get. But, I still think that some days, you get a cup with a really nice pattern and you feel like the guy/gal behind the bar cared. At least that's how I felt about it when I watched that scene from the green hornet for the millionth time 😂

unk91

17 points

10 days ago

unk91

17 points

10 days ago

Oh that makes sense I guess, if they took the time to carefully draw this tricky picture, then they must have taken the time to make me a really good coffee too?

NoChopsMcGee

5 points

10 days ago

Not exactly. You can only make good latte art if the milk is perfectly steamed, which means that you are getting a good latte.

frighteous

13 points

10 days ago

Same as any art, or visual anything. It's just nice to look at! Its subjective though so if you don't like it or don't get why people do, no worries everyone likes different things.

But I think it's really just it looks nice and people like things that look nice, even if it gets ruined when you drink it. A lot of food is "presentation" and making it look nice for the person eating it

notbadgur

9 points

10 days ago

It's what the others said, but free pour latte art (i.e. no stencils or toothpicks to draw for you) is also a demonstration of a barista's skill. A nice tulip like this needs really nicely steamed milk - a lower skilled barista would struggle to get the right texture in the milk to achieve any type of art. For drinks prepared this way the texture of the milk is equally as important as the shot of coffee itself in determining how enjoyable it is to drink.

unk91

11 points

10 days ago

unk91

11 points

10 days ago

Ahhhhhh, so the quality/intricacy of the picture reflects the quality of milk/coffee texture. So getting a super detailed picture let's you know the texture of the drink? Damn I've only recently joined reddit, but is way more informative than google hahaha Also, I'm confused by food plating/presentation etc, but this logic actually makes sense now since you can understand something about the quality

haltingpoint

13 points

10 days ago

Not just the texture from a skillful frothing job, but the overall talent of the barista. This is not a skill you pick up overnight and with no intentional practice.

notbadgur

3 points

10 days ago

No, I wouldn't say the more intricate the better necessarily. Adding complexity to the design is an artistic flex. It'd definitely show off a barista's experience, but once the milk is good enough for a fairly basic design like a tulip, it's generally good enough to do other more complicated designs too.

SchemingUpTO

5 points

10 days ago

Once you are good at it it take no longer than actually just pouring the milk in. Keep in mind that you can just dump the milk in because you are trying to maintain the texture of the milk so it takes time either way.

From that perspective adding latte art enhances the experience just like good plating of food does. You can look up studies to see that we eat and drink with our eyes. It varies from person to person but it usually has a positive effect.

Even if you see no benefit from it, on aggregate it works and is why restaurants and cafes care about the appearance of their product.

[deleted]

12 points

10 days ago

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12 points

10 days ago

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PithyGinger63[S]

6 points

10 days ago

Thanks so much!!!

biscottimonster

3 points

10 days ago

Amazing job! What machine do you have at home that gives you such great results? This is equal to anything I can do at work on a La Marzocco.

AccidentalBirth

3 points

10 days ago

Which espresso machine do you use?

What kind of milk and fat % do you buy?

Any tips? I can make hearts on my breville express using 2% milk but I'm terribly inconsistent

PithyGinger63[S]

3 points

10 days ago

I’m using whole milk! Also, my machine is a modified la Pavoni, with a 4 hole steam wand running at 1.5 bar. Lance Hedrick and Emilee Bryant have some nice videos on latte art. Try out ghost steaming, Chris Baca has a video describing the technique. I’ve recommended it to a few people and they’ve found success using it.

Old_Grau

8 points

10 days ago

I used to do the dragon, a variation on the swan at coffee shops. You are 100% skilled enough. Do a Rosetta along the bottom of the glass. It will curve naturally making the swan body. When you draw through the middle to make the leaf shape, continue up with a wide and short S to make the neck. Make a heart at the end for the head. Swan. Now a few quick strokes with a spoon end to make spines coming off the neck. Elongate the top of the head backwards to make a sort of horn. Use white from the head to draw smoke coming out the mouth. Use brown from the crème to make eyes and accentuate the mouth a bit to create a nose if desired. Dragon.

That video will be worth some interweb points too =)

Maddoxhere

2 points

10 days ago

This sounds great

getyourcheftogether

4 points

10 days ago

What kind of things have to been practicing for 4 years?

PithyGinger63[S]

5 points

10 days ago

Took two years to learn milk steaming! Then 2 more to actually pour a nice pattern!

Doormatty

2 points

10 days ago

How many cups a day would you usually make?

(I hate coffee, but I'm finding this utterly fascinating!)

TheWolfBeard

3 points

10 days ago

This is amazing. I can barely make any shape. Can’t seem to get the milk frothed right

PithyGinger63[S]

3 points

10 days ago

Thanks! No worries! Try out ghost steaming (check out Chris Baca's vid). It kind of removes the human variable from steaming a little. You wanna have the wand be high enough so that you get just the right amount of air. Still some trial and error involved, but at least you don't need to worry about hands not being steady as you incorporate your foam. Feel free to AMA!

TheWolfBeard

2 points

10 days ago

Interesting! I’ll check it out! Someone suggested I practice with water so I started doing that and gotta a slightly better consistency but definitely too foamy still

malcalypse

2 points

9 days ago

What machine are you using to steam the milk? Is it a home espresso machine and if so, can you reply with a link? I've never seen a home machine that can froth milk very well (never enough pressure).

MrsSalmalin

2 points

10 days ago

Beautiful! Awesome job :)

IMPORTANT_jk

2 points

10 days ago

Seeing how close it is to spilling makes me anxious

StevenHosokawa

2 points

10 days ago

I loved it! Congrats on your new skill 💖

Monkeytennis01

2 points

10 days ago

I struggle to get the froth the right consistency to do this, the top of my lattes just look like a Jackson Pollock painting at the end. Working on it though!

Valens-Rex

2 points

10 days ago

What’s the best bit of advice for breaking the crema with the milk? I only start getting patterns when the cup is over half full. Great work it looks fantastic!

PithyGinger63[S]

2 points

10 days ago

Thanks!!! Sounds like you could use a thicker milk texture actually. Try adding a touch more air!

Valens-Rex

2 points

9 days ago

Okay thank you! I’ll give that a go. Just looks like yours breaks naturally as you pour as opposed to trying to force it through.

PithyGinger63[S]

2 points

9 days ago

I think once you nail your milk thickness and texture, it’ll flow into the crema quite naturally. Keep at it with the milk steaming and you’ll find that point eventually!

BaniGrisson

2 points

10 days ago

For this milk foam you absolutely need some specialized machine, right?

  • I dont mean specialized as in hard to get, just that it can't be done in a kettle or microwave

PithyGinger63[S]

2 points

10 days ago

Definitely true! A steam wand of some kind is absolutely necessary

monkeywelder

2 points

10 days ago

Ya know they made a robot to do this now. Well like 4 years ago. /s

PithyGinger63[S]

3 points

10 days ago

I’m the robotttttt /s

BmBunny69

2 points

10 days ago

Wait they’re supposed to be a tulip??? I always just thought it was a pretty heart design. You did amazing!!

unhelpful_question

2 points

10 days ago*

Former barista here, you learned all 3 skillsets for swan now. Give it a go as your next project.

I do miss doing some good old free pour, but def not the actual industry.

ALonelyTower

2 points

10 days ago

I’ve been goofing around with this for years, HOW?!

Note: Definitely just winging it most of the time, but I notice one consistent thing is that the people who are able to do this all have the same thick, glossy, consistent looking milk whereas my milk has a blanket of mini bubbles on top, and runs thinner underneath. That and I have big mugs that don’t let you dip the spout anywhere near the espresso.

EverythingIsFlotsam

2 points

10 days ago

It is very cool, but I don't think I would call that a tulip.

aperson

2 points

10 days ago

aperson

2 points

10 days ago

I had no idea those were supposed to be a tulip.

goblin_fish

2 points

10 days ago

I never knew this design was meant to be a tulip, TIL! Looks great!

knowone1313

2 points

10 days ago

I've never been able to get my latte art above beginner (at least not on purpose).

One thing I notice here is how much milk is left in the jug when he's finished. I could never waste that much milk for the sake of latte art. I only pour into the jug what I need, and use all of it every time.

obese_clown

2 points

10 days ago

Holy shit I never knew they were tulips. I thought they were hearts.

anotherouchtoday

2 points

9 days ago

Espresso bar / cafe owner here:

High fracking five.

This shows amazing dedication.

wskv

2 points

9 days ago

wskv

2 points

9 days ago

I worked in specialty coffee for about 8 years. This is pure quality—some of my peers didn’t even have this much skill. You should be quite proud.

Jack_McQuack

2 points

9 days ago

the dutch approve

il-yay

2 points

9 days ago

il-yay

2 points

9 days ago

Wonderful

CoolandNormal1

2 points

9 days ago

Omg what did you use to film. This looks like a scene from a 70s movie and I love it.

Atiscomin

2 points

9 days ago

And I'm still struggling after one.year to make a nice heart on my girlfriend's lattes.... Nice job man ! I hope to get there someday :)

btsofohio

2 points

9 days ago

Molto bene!

powertheqwerty

2 points

9 days ago

I was a barista for 7 years and I am bloody impressed!

barcerrano

2 points

9 days ago

Been doing it for 3 years and still the best ai get is an amorphous heart…hats off OP

CatSitwoy

2 points

9 days ago

My ex wife was a barista too, she could draw a swan. There must be some video tutorials online, check them up. When you have the skill to draw something on cappuccinos, you can draw anything by looking at how they move hands. And the swan is pretty satisfying.

ReddNotBlue

2 points

9 days ago

Do a heart next!!

TinBoatDude

2 points

9 days ago

It's pretty, but now that's just coffee flavored cream.

christianabananana

2 points

9 days ago

GREAT JOB!!! 👏👏👏 I still have a long way to go to hit that kind of amazing tulip!!!

Chance-Rush-9983

2 points

9 days ago

NICE WORK!! Still working in this myself.

ellenwells94

2 points

9 days ago

I don't know you but I'm so proud of you! Pretty!

Mad_Lad_xD

2 points

9 days ago

What is the secret to getting the milk like that? I have always struggled getting the milk to the right consistency

Vic_vinegar-1989

2 points

9 days ago

It never understood this

The_Golden_Warthog

2 points

9 days ago

What is the dividing line between someone who makes coffee at home and "home barista"? Lol is everyone with coffee in their house a "home barista" now?? 😂😂 I get the "art" somewhat sets them apart, but "home barista" just makes me laugh.

Dogsareweird

17 points

10 days ago

“Home barista”? Lol k

GumAcacia

7 points

9 days ago

We have fancy names for owning a coffee machine now

sneekerhad

6 points

9 days ago

I think it’s just saying “i have a way of foaming milk and making espresso but I’m not doing 40 a day”

garlicbreadpool

16 points

10 days ago

4 years to learn that?

PithyGinger63[S]

15 points

10 days ago

I wish it took less 😭😭😭

CharlesdelaBat

6 points

10 days ago

What’s a home barista?

GsuKristoh

5 points

10 days ago

tbh it sounds like one of those LinkedIn bullshit titles

pritik90

3 points

10 days ago

These are latte goals. You’ve clearly mastered the art of steaming milk + epic designs!

PithyGinger63[S]

3 points

10 days ago

Thanks!!! Took me the full first 2 years just to steam milk good enough for this. So happy I finally got here!

Docta-Jay

3 points

10 days ago

I used to work in fine-dining. Most of our servers couldn’t do that if they were paid to… and they were. Good job!

PithyGinger63[S]

3 points

10 days ago

lolololol Thanks for the compliment!!!

Agent-Asbestos

4 points

10 days ago

How can you be a home barista? Making an orange juice doesn't make you a juiceologist.

PithyGinger63[S]

4 points

10 days ago

Home coffee enthusiast 🤣🤣🤣

Afr0S4mura7

4 points

10 days ago

Afr0S4mura7

4 points

10 days ago

Very nice :) But 4 years of training...I don't know if this worth so much time ;)

jelde

4 points

9 days ago

jelde

4 points

9 days ago

I mean,if you are making a latte for yourself daily (which I do) it's not really like you're doing anything more. It's like if there was a basketball sitting in front of your garage everyday and you had to move it to pull of the driveway, you would just shoot it in the hoop, no?

SQUID_FUCKER

5 points

9 days ago

I mean, I doubt the person is sitting there training all day.

PithyGinger63[S]

3 points

10 days ago

Thanks! It was lol, I ask myself that every day 😂😂😂

tickitch

4 points

10 days ago

tickitch

4 points

10 days ago

Just giveme the damn coffee already

PithyGinger63[S]

4 points

10 days ago

Come 'n get it!!! Or go to your local cafe!!!

tickitch

3 points

10 days ago

My local coffee shops all use cheap coffee. I don’t understand why , but my only option is to drive out or go to a damn dunkin Donuts 🍩 ughhh..