How to create latte art: the heart
The Breville Dual Boiler™ is your solution for creating beautiful barista-quality third wave specialty coffee in your own home. Once you’ve mastered the art of extraction and milk-texturing, it’s time to nail latte art. Are you ready? We'll show you how to create the world-famous latte “heart.” 1) Hold your jug high above a tilted cup of espresso—this is to expand the coffee’s surface area. 2) “Piece” the crema by pouring a thin, constant stream of milk into the cup. 3) While the cup fills, carefully bring the cup upright to avoid spillage. 4) Move the jug’s tip towards the surface of the milk. It should almost be touching. 5) A white dot will soon appear. Allow this to grow. 6) Carefully pull a line of milk through the dot to create a heart shape. 7) Lift your jug. Brilliant! You’ve created the iconic latte heart seen in high-end cafés across the globe.