Exploring The Tasteful Trade Of Latte Art

Nothing like some hot coffee drinks to rejuvenate your morning power and strife. But do you ever get bored of look at your normal and routinely prepared latte? Introducing the sophisticated world of latte art, a realm where baristas would place elegant emulations of nature onto the surface of your latte in the form of hot creamy milk.

Lattes are coffee products made by stirring creamy milk with an espresso. Latte art is made by pouring specially made milk froth – also known as microfoam – onto the surface of the espresso along with an acute and steady arm.

The milk itself must be heated to at least 150 degrees Fahrenheit and then stirred until it arrives at a rich and lush texture. Be weary to make sure it doesn’t become too thick, or it may resemble that of a dry cappuccino; the milk must be stirred till it approaches a homogenous consistency. Now you are ready to begin pouring and creating your own elegant & aesthetic latte espressos.

This unique art is relatively a new addition to our culture – being popularized within the past 2 or 3 decades – by David Schomer, owner of Seattle’s Espresso Vivace. He began his interest when he first saw the veltet milky froth in 1988, So he began working on the free pouring technique – which is pouring the warm milk from one hand into the cup that is help by the other hand – and had perfected the famous “heart” pattern in 1989. The famous fern like design originated when he saw a flora rich picture in a Café in 1992, and he then perfected that technique again. Recently the trade has gained a foothold in America with shops hiring and training their workers to produce these fine and delicate arts. Now both the gourmet high class and the more casual day shops

are adapting this technique for use, whether be it large or small businesses latte art will add some sweetness in the customers’ eyes.

It’s only a shame that these creations are just temporary and very limited in their lifespan. In just a few minutes after their birth, the milk begins to fade away. So whether you drink it or not it will vanish soon, so enjoy it while it lasts and hey, if you learn the trade yourself you can both enjoy its design and its glorious aesthetic appeal.

Other wondrous food art you may enjoy.
Watermelon Carvings
Franc Grom’s Egg Shell Art

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