'latte art' on Serious Eats
Hey baristas and home-baristas: are you into making latte art? Do you draw creative designs on the top of your cappuccinos?
Want to pour pretty latte designs? Here are the four most basic principles to practice.
"Serious" coffee people don't always go in for all that latte-art stuff, but every once in a while you stumble across an example just too good not to swoon over. From graceful free-poured rosettas to painstakingly etched portraits, here's a slide show of some stunners I've been drooling over lately.
Now that you've learned how to make the classic heart and rosetta on top of a latte, let's talk about another popular design: The tulip.
Like everything else coffee-related, mastering latte art ain't easy. (Thank heavens for that, because if it were I'd be out of a job.) With a little understanding of liquid physics and a whole lot of practice, however, just about anybody can pour some basic shapes into their morning latte. Here's a little primer to get you started.
Want to wow your Valentine this year? Present them with a little lovin' first thing in the morning by learning how to pour a heart into their morning cup. Check out the slideshow for step-by-step instructions on crafting this basic latte art.