How to create latte art: the dot
The Barista Pro™ puts the power to create delicious, third wave specialty coffee right at your fingertips. From full-bodied flavor to the perfect espresso extraction and ideally textured microfoam milk, you can do it all at home. And once you have microfoam milk, you can even create latte art like a pro! The first step to creating exquisite latte art is learning to form a microfoam milk 'dot.' Start by holding your cup at an angle, increasing the surface area of the coffee. Next, begin pouring the textured milk in a steady stream, starting several inches above the center of the crema. As the cup starts to fill, slowly straighten the cup while bringing the spout of the milk jug closer to the coffee’s surface. As you pour, the milk jug spout should nearly touch the coffee surface. A dot of milk will begin to form. Continue pouring as the dot grows larger. Congratulations! You have created your first piece of latte art. The Dot is the foundation to forming other shapes like The Heart, Tulip, and Rosetta. With plenty of practice, you’ll soon be creating latte art like a pro!