Ask Gail: Latte Art Using Milk Frothers?




Latte art is truly the icing on the cake. But can you get the results you want using a stand alone milk frother? We asked Gail and she gave us the lowdown.

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20 Comments

  1. urbanelemental
    March 6, 2015
    Reply

    Yes! I can never get the right foam with my cappresso. So I just work with that. 😛

  2. D. H.
    March 6, 2015
    Reply

    Ok, now make a video doing some art 🙂 Please…

  3. icanbwatevai1ab
    March 6, 2015
    Reply

    Is it possible to make latte art foam with a Saeco Xsmall?

  4. Jazz Mann
    March 6, 2015
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    Why not just stop it before it's done? Like you wouldn't go this long on a traditional steam wand, why is this any different?

  5. FruitMuffin
    March 7, 2015
    Reply

    Enjoying the once a day SCG fix 😀

    Reminded me that I needed some filters and cleancaf for my technivorm 😛

  6. dan110024
    March 7, 2015
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    You mention that the milk temperature should be around the 140f mark (60c for us Aussies) to make latte art…. How much of an impact does temperature play on being able to have some success with latte art? I've tried time and time again to do art (Breville dual boiler) and I can't for the life of me do anything on purpose (I get the odd heart or some sort of plant shape here and there). Your comment intrigued me as I only steam to 50 degrees C or so (122f) as I like the sweetness of the milk at the lower temperatures.

    Ps. Loving these consistent videos, even if they don't relate to anything I have! 🙂

  7. a bui
    March 7, 2015
    Reply

    Isnt that a cappuccino since it has a lot of foam?

  8. ForcedToSignUp
    March 7, 2015
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    The Breville heats milk hotter than the Capresso, and also has a latte disc that froths finer bubbles. It would have been interesting to see how well that worked.

  9. fat69100
    March 10, 2015
    Reply

    If i want only the best taste for my Cappucino, does i need to use a standalone milk Frother or steam the milk ? Kinds regards and sorry for my poor english, i'm french. Thanks for your wonderfull videos.

  10. CoffeeLover
    March 11, 2015
    Reply

    I havent already tried this stuff but i have tried this little severin milk frother and it worked very well for me, i make a latte art with it, if you want to see, i have a video in my channel 🙂

  11. spidiq8
    March 14, 2015
    Reply

    Gail is my new coffee hero(ine)
    If I ever visit Seattle I'll be sure to drop by 🙂

  12. Timothy Potter
    March 17, 2015
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    One thing I've noticed with a stand alone frother is that the foam seems a lot drier and not as creamy as when using a steam wand. Has anyone else noticed this?

  13. Burak Arslan
    August 10, 2015
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    This video is the proof of standalone frothers are useless in terms of making decent latte. Wish I'd see this video before I bought my frother. I've never ever been able to make real latte. I hate those soapy coarse bubbles. Anyways, every coffee newbie should watch Gail's videos.

  14. Seattle Coffee Gear
    September 28, 2015
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  15. Jireh Climaco
    October 16, 2015
    Reply

    you can make microfoam with the handheld frother.

  16. karunald
    December 20, 2015
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    Why not have tried it with the best stand-alone? The Breville? It would've been interesting to play around with that one. Even if cutting it off sooner.

  17. Robert Sokoloski
    January 8, 2017
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    I just bought a jura ena micro 1 with the jura frother I will never be able to drink a coffee anywhere but at home again lol. thanks for all the help deciding with you're videos

  18. tommytT
    April 29, 2017
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    You can throw away some of the foam and if you keep rolling the jug and tapping it on the surface you can get it more micro and it mixes with the milk better. I prefer solutions than dead ends. Even if they are somewhat of a workaround.

  19. hai giang Tran
    August 14, 2017
    Reply

    I still practice my latte art using the same Jura frother like in the video. Dont throw your machine away 🙂

  20. Jack Heaton
    September 26, 2017
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    Bloody love Gail

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