Latte Art: how to surprise your customers
Latte Art is a technique used to decorate your cappuccino and latte macchiato, that make you create some figures on the cream surface.
This kind of preparation is more and more appreciated by customers who, besides noticing the barman’s mastery and feeling themselves pampered, have much fun in taking pictures of the decorations and publish them on their social network.
Are you ready to make your breakfast unique?
Make the coffee and foam the milk
Besides creativity and practice, for this technique you need also right and professional tools; so arm yourself with a stainless steel or teflon milk jug, with well shaped spouts.
Fill half of it with fresh milk taken from the fridge and keep the steam wand just over the milk, to have a soft and smooth cream.
Once it is ready, pour the cream in the cup with espresso coffee inside, and draw the figure you have thought about.
Begin to decor!
As you may have understood, to do Latte Art you have to be very patient.
You have to learn very well to manage the distribution of the milk cream, to create and define the decorations. Then, basing on the direction and the intensity of the gestures, you will bring life to real artworks.
The basic figures, with whom you can create endless drawings, are the leaf and the tulip. You can also use a toothpick or a Latte Art pen to obtain thin and precise traits, that you could not make just with the wrist movement.
Torrefazione Morandini’s tips:
Study your customers and propose them figures that can be similar to their personality and sensitivity.
Use the cocoa only if you are sure it will be appreciated. There are some people who do not love it.
Moreover, don’t give a decorated cappuccino to people in a hurry, because they won’t appreciate your creativity and professionality. On the contrary, they will complain for the waiting time.