You’ve just bought a snazzy new coffee machine for your kitchen, but you’re struggling to get that same glossy milk you get when our baristas make you a coffee? Don’t worry, we’ve got some great tips for you.
Pour cold milk into your pitcher, we’d say to aim just below the spout.
Hold the pitcher underneath the steam wand and pop it under the milk.
Release the steam!
Holding the pitcher with both hands, use the tip of the steam arm to create a whirlpool.
So, for lattes and flat whites, aim to only let a little burst of air into the milk. For a cappuccino, you’ll need to let more air in to make a thicker layer of micro foam.
When the pitcher gets too hot to touch, turn off the steam and remove from the steam arm - be careful not to let the milk get too hot, burning the milk creates unwanted smells and flavours.
Clean the milk off the steam arm and purge by releasing the steam.