Latte art is the Barista skill, consisting of steamed milk pouring in fresh brewed espresso shots to create aesthetically pleasing designs and patterns on the surface of the continental coffee drinks.
Barista using expert frothing methods for whipping the milk for espresso. Introduction of air into the milk when the steaming creates a smooth, sweet milk, which perfectly complements the espresso; This milk is called microfoam.
Microfoamed milk is textured to the consistency of liquid foam can be filled in various patterns through what is called pouring. It can be difficult to achieve a high degree of consistency in latte art because high demands criteria of the shot and milk, should be high quality to produce large latte art.
Crema is extremely important when free pouring the latte art as shot of espresso requires a good layer of cream for the design to come to their full potential. The contrast of the white foamed milk with a reddish-brown tint espresso results visually impressive aesthetic latte art, providing a great coffee experience for customers. Typical designs include the use of free pouring is a heart and rosettas, more sophisticated and complex designs that can be created using multiple pours and allow baristas to show their flair, creativity and passion for coffee.
Designs can also be achieved by using etching. With this method, latte art pen is used to literally make the surface of the beverage. Small portions of the foam can be added on top of the cup and manipulated in a form using the pen tool. Latte pens often dipped in espresso cream, to create sharp details in the white milk foam. Some even prefer to use Barista syrups or sauces to create a special pattern design. Etching vary from design geometric forms to more complex drawings art of animals.
Latte Art gallery