How to create latte art: the heart
Perfectly textured microfoam milk is one of the secrets to delicious third wave specialty coffee as it balances the flavor of the espresso, bringing out the nuanced flavors. Creating this texture is simple with the Barista Pro™. Perfectly textured microfoam milk is also essential for creating latte art, as the tiny bubbles float on the surface of the coffee. Watch Professional Barista Leo Schmidt explain how the Barista Pro™ makes it possible to create your own latte art 'heart.' Hold the coffee cup at an angle to increase the surface area of the coffee. Begin pouring the steamed milk in a steady stream from several inches above the coffee. As the cup begins to fill, slowly straighten the cup and bring the spot of the milk just closer, nearly touching the coffee’s surface. A dot will form on the coffee. Continue pointing until the drink is nearly at the rim of the cup. Finally, pour the last of the milk through the dot and then lift to finish your latte heart.