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How to create latte art: the heart

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Mastering latte art is no longer reserved solely for professional baristas. Impress your family, friends, and even yourself when you pour a rich, creamy latte topped with a perfectly formed heart. The Breville Bambino® makes latte art simple. After you’ve completed your espresso extraction and textured your milk, it’s time to turn your attention to the finishing touch. Begin the same as you would when creating The Dot. 1) Hold the milk jug high above the cup of espresso, with the cup tilted to create a larger surface area. 2) Pour a steady, thin stream of microfoam milk into the espresso, piercing the crema in the center. 3) As the cup begins to fill, turn it more upright to avoid spilling. 4) While continuing the steady stream of milk, lower the jug closer to the surface, almost touching the coffee. 5) A white dot will begin to appear. Continue pouring and allow it to grow larger. 6) Carefully pull a line of milk through the center of the dot, then lift your jug. 7) Voila! Admire your handiwork and see the beautiful latte “heart” you just created.

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