According to the definition: Latte art is a method of preparing coffee created by pouringsteamed milk into a shot of espresso and resulting in a pattern or design on the surfaceof the resulting latte. It can also be created or embellished by simply "drawing" in the top layer of foam. Latte art is particularly difficult to create consistently, due to the demandingconditions required of both the espresso shot and milk. This, in turn, is limited by theexperience of the barista and quality of the espresso machine. The pour itself, then,becomes the last challenge for the latte artist.
Since 1980s, latte art, has been widely expanded to modern society, which is always lookingfor innovation and inventiveness. Baristas and coffeehouse bartenders daily present theircreativity and passion for the art of latte resulting in a wide variety of patterns and designs.
How to make latte art:
Steam One Cup of Milk:
Steam the milk
Create one cup of espresso
Move up the steam pitcher to the top of the milk so that you are creating a smooth texture
Bring the Milk Temperature to 80 Degrees:
When your milk reaches 80 degrees, dip the steam pitcher deep into the milk at the side of your jug so the temperature rises to 160 degrees safely.
After this, whirl the milk in order to avoid bubbles
Pour the Milk into the Espresso:
Add the milk right into the center of the espresso in the cup, through the top (the crema) and into the bottom. When the cup reaches half full, the foam will start to rise through the crema, and now have to move your pitcher backwards as pour
while moving it from side to side using your hand’s motion.
Create Your Design:
By now you can see the foam creating a leaf pattern on the top of your latte, so when you reach the end of the cup, pour a stream of milk right through the middle of your pattern. You need to use a small amount of milk so the design is not affected.Watch the video