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  • - Everyone's looking.

  • It's fine okay.

  • And then it starts to get a little, right?

  • And then you--

  • Nope it got worse.

  • It got worse on that one.

  • So we're both coffee lovers.

  • - And we've always wanted to learn how to make latte art.

  • - So today we're headed down to Stumptown Coffee Roasters

  • in New York City to learn how.

  • - I'm Susie Locklier.

  • I work for Stumptown Coffee Roasters

  • and I've been a barista for over eight years now.

  • The plan is to teach you guys some latte art.

  • There are a couple of fundamental things

  • that go into making a beautiful latte.

  • So today I'm gonna teach you

  • how to pour a heart into a latte,

  • which is a fundamental design to start out

  • sort of your latte art journey.

  • And that entails just keeping your cup nice and tilted,

  • you're gonna pour that milk into that deep pool of espresso

  • and then you come down not moving very much

  • but the heart sort of blooms into your cup.

  • So we're gonna go through the steps of that.

  • So just go ahead and pour the milk into the pitcher,

  • right below that line.

  • - I'm fillin' this up.

  • - So there are two main parts of steaming milk:

  • stretching the milk,

  • which is introducing air,

  • which is that sound that you hear,

  • that (imitates steam escaping) sound.

  • And that's what takes your cold sort of flat milk

  • and turns it into nice creamy textured latte milk.

  • - Okay.

  • Once.

  • - And then grab the milk pitcher and give it a nice spin

  • because milk separates by density

  • so the foam is gonna float to the top

  • and the liquid is gonna sink to the bottom.

  • Tilt our cup here pitcher-distance,

  • right for the center.

  • - Oh that was terrible!

  • That doesn't even look like a heart!

  • - And all the way through.

  • - Oh!

  • - Beautiful, set that down on the counter.

  • - That's cute!

  • - Oh yay!

  • So that's beautiful.

  • You have nice contrast.

  • Great job!

  • Maggie, you did really well on your first try,

  • so now you're gonna go solo.

  • We're gonna try again.

  • Nice!

  • - Nope it got worse.

  • It got worse on that one.

  • - So we've made an improvement from the last one, right?

  • Because you actually can see a little heart!

  • - [Erin] Yeah!

  • - [Susie] Do you see it?

  • - So we tried our best,

  • but I think we should leave this up to the professionals.

  • Can you show us some of your other designs?

  • - Yeah, let's do it!

  • So first I'm gonna do a tulip.

  • That's what I'm the best at.

  • It's my tried and true design.

  • So you can't have good latte art without good coffee

  • 'cause you need crema to float your milk on top of

  • and you also can't have latte art without well-steamed milk.

  • So they kinda work in conjunction with one another

  • to make you know your beautiful latte.

  • Next I'm gonna do a heart.

  • What really drew me to coffee was

  • the collaborative nature of it.

  • Coffee is hand-picked by one person.

  • It passes through a ton of hands before

  • it actually gets to the barista

  • and that sort of just harbors a lot of community.

  • It harbors connection between people.

  • The last design I'm going to pour is The Rosetta,

  • which is my nemesis because there's sort of

  • two sides of the brain: Tulip and Rosetta.

  • It just calls on different skills.

  • So the most important thing that I tell baristas

  • about latte art is that it doesn't taste like anything.

  • It's half of the equation,

  • but people eat with their eyes,

  • so you have to have well-steamed milk,

  • well-extracted espresso,

  • and a love for the craft to kind of have the whole package.

  • - Special thanks to Stumptown Coffee for having us!

  • (dramatic orchestral music)

- Everyone's looking.

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Coffee Lovers Learn To Do Latte Art

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    Samuel posted on 2018/06/13
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