As mentioned in our previous article, Exploring Other Art Forms, there are other ways you can represent art. Instead of sticking with the customary, such as sketches, 3D rendering, or Photoshop output, there are other ways a person can express his or her passion for distinctiveness. Art is free, and it will continue to grow in many forms. This is proven by the increasing popularity of latte art. Not all may have experienced drinking a well-designed coffee cup or maybe have only seen the amazing work of art online.
Latte art, by definition, is the way of coffee preparation by pouring steamed dairy into an espresso shot. A design or pattern would then form on the latte’s surface, finishing the work of art. Do not belittle this form of art since it is difficult to constantly create the same set of shapes. Drawing using the pouring method is more complex than you can imagine. This is why you would notice that experienced baristas are trusted to perform the task.
Besides, coffee shops often look for high-quality espresso machines to make this possibility happen. Obviously, who would not want a cup of coffee that will impress you even prior to drinking?
There are major considerations in creating latte art, including these:
Cold Milk Refrigeration. It is advised that you decrease the probability of scalding milk by freezing it first. The stiffer the cream is, the easier it is to handle while creating designs. Before usage, it is recommended to refrigerate milk for 30 minutes at one degree Celsius or 34 degrees Fahrenheit.
Base Layer. Before you even add foam on the top to develop a design, you must always begin with a base layer. This is done by allowing the milk to dive into the coffee. It is best to do this with the milk pitcher two inches or more above the drink.
Basic Beginnings. You should not try to design a complex latte art right away. Even the basics take time to master. One of the standard designs you may try is the flower pattern. This is done by pouring the steamed milk around 2 to 3 centimeters from the bottom. When 50 percent of the cup is filled, shake the milk pitches in opposite directions while slowly pulling it backward.
You will soon see that the cup is being filled and the flower pattern will soon appear. The movement must not be from your hand but at the wrist.
It is all about constant practice. If it is your work, it is worth giving your customers a taste of art whenever they stop by your shop.