Last week I attended a Lavazza Masterclass in Covent Garden to learn a bit more about the history for the brand, along with how to make the perfect cup of coffee. We were shown how to use the frothing wand on our Limited Edition Wimbledon A Modo Mio machines and I made the most delicious cappuccino I had ever made up until that point, but we didn’t have enough time to experiment with latte art.
I have wanted to be able to do latte art for a long time so last night I shut myself in my kitchen, armed with nearly 3 litres of milk, over 25 Lavazza A Modo Mio capsules plus a few coffee cups and set to work with my machine.
Latte art wasn’t as easy as I first thought. The first few attempts were pretty poor and it took a while to get to understand correct ratio of milk, how high (and low) to hold the jug, how fast to pour and when to move the jug around. You can see a few of my efforts throughout the evening below – I started off trying a leaf pattern and slowly moved on to hearts, which I was sort of able to master by the time my milk ran out.
For the first time I was so grateful for YouTube as without the various tutorials that I watched, I wouldn’t have been able to do it! I might even do my own for you in the next few days.
Have you tried your hand at latte art before? I would love to hear from you and see your creations if so.
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