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    I did this one on my course that seems such a long time ago now.

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    Ive been really trying for the past week...or erm maybe a little longer *;) to get a rosetta,.. and while I was previously making rosetta tree-like designs on top with foam,..after watching a YouTube vid or three about a week ago,.. I realised that the rosettas arent created by drawing on the surface as such.. so trying to apply the technique I saw in the vids for this past week,.. I have not created even one that looks more than if a pelican had a dump in my cup. It was so frustrating and I nearly gave up >:( ;D

    Just now I made two doubles in mugs,..first for hubby and oooh aaar...it kinda looked like the beginnings of a rosetta.... then for mine....a little extra care taken to foam well,... moved the grind dial another notch finer and hoooraay!,.I finally found the sweet spot on my grinder after changing the part and getting the dosing/tamping right thanks to TG. The pressure dial behaved beautifully, though the shot was a little long using the double auto button (will leave all variables as they are now and just use manual button from now on)... but despite the long-ish pour,.. it all came together in the cup and even my rosetta was the best one I have done so far without drawing on top. Very exciting!! *:)

    Here it is,.. you can just see the leaf like pattern coming in.


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    The potential is showing through.
    Persistance will get you there.
    I went through the same thing (more than once).

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    Thundergod that looks like raspberry on top of your latte

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    Chocolate.

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    Hi, could anyone tell me how to upload a photo for my profile?

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    Welcome SJ [smiley=thumbsup.gif],

    If you head over to this thread it is all explained....... http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1191411894/30#39

    The Search Tool is your friend ;),

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    This is my best so far


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    Pretty good Roger.

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    here goes

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    hopefully this uploads


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    the shot first


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    end result


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    my first coffee,,, it seems to be the best one yet. when you try something twice the first allways seems to be better.

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    Dont really bother with art, but did this mini-rosetta a few minutes ago with the Levetta...more importantly, the coffee tasted great!

    Trevorbeans


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    Here is one off my EM6900

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    Can you keep image size to a maximum of 640x480 pixels please mate? Anything larger can be difficult to view easily in most browsers and older monitors..... :(

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    Hey Mal,
    No probs. I have had the same trouble with picks on my website so Ill try and export and change the size of the picture before I post. Have a good one.

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    Hi Guys

    My first post. I cant say ive learnt anything about pouring - ive been concentrating heavily on the basics but hey I might as well contribute here somehow. What do you think??


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    Hey Mr Marzocco, Ive seen those shots on tonxs flickr - are you the dude behind them? Wow!



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    Mr Marzocco that naked shot is to die for. looks so delicious.
    really looking forward to getting my naked pf from Greg. come on come on.

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    Hopefully soon ill have a picture of some art to put here. Need to get my texture first. Did it really easily on an EM6910 at the Sunbeam stand at Aroma on sunday. Was it really the same machine i have at home? Im not sure. They did give me a newer style smooth steam wand end for nothing though, so im happy.

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    Ive always suspected those and the ones at the courses may be tweaked.

    Good score on the wand tip.


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    So im not just paranoid. Good.



    Maybe we all are!
    The whirlpool seemed to come so much more easily on their machine, and im sure im not doing it too differently. Anyway, this is a discussion for another thread. Maybe ill start a conspiracy theories thread. Hmmmm.

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    Made this this morning before work. First time i got any micro(ish)foam. Got very excited. I know its not great but its mine, and tasted great. Needless to say i had a great day at work as a result.
    Any tips and hints from experienced makers?



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    Now that youre getting the hang of it the secret is...........................practise.

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    Thats what i thought. I was hoping maybe people could give me specific tips after a quick look at my pic. Just more reason to drink more coffees. YES!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrilgoldenrock link=1188610579/60#75 date=1215866982
    Thats what i thought. I was hoping maybe people could give me specific tips after a quick look at my pic. Just more reason to drink more coffees. YES!
    A good source for technique is You Tube


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    Thanks KK, ill be watching lots.

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    Okay, I know this isnt terrific but this is my first attempt and since Ive only been using my Lelit Combi for a week I dont think its too bad, Im quite proud of it considering the first time I tried to froth my milk I couldnt even get any!
    I cant view YouTube as our computer is too slow so unfortunately dont have any idea how to pour anything but this is what I came up with using my imagination.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrilgoldenrock link=1188610579/60#77 date=1215992892
    Thanks KK, ill be watching lots.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/ScottieCallaghan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat link=1188610579/60#78 date=1216272173
    this is what I came up with using my imagination.
    I cant figure out how you did that but I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by recurve boy link=1188610579/60#79 date=1216275679
    Quote Originally Posted by cyrilgoldenrock link=1188610579/60#77 date=1215992892
    Thanks KK, ill be watching lots.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/ScottieCallaghan

    Scottie Callaghan is fantastic
    I fluke the occasional good pattern but in general I suck
    Yes one could learn a lot from this guy and hes an Aussie

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    Go Scottie. Australia has produced some seriously world class world conquering baristas has it not.

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    one of my late night effort. :)


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    Nice one baconmeister

    Its good that I like to drink coffee! because I cant do art like that

    The day I can pour like you will be equivalent to winning a grand final :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koffee Kosmo link=1188610579/80#84 date=1217119546
    Nice one baconmeister

    Its good that I like to drink coffee! because I cant do art like that

    The day I can pour like you will be equivalent to winning a grand final :)

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    Thanks Koffee Kosmo!

    I found Latte Art is more to do with the Milk than the actual Pouring. 3-3.5% fat would be ideal with a high Protein and Vitamin D content, I know the Pura Cafe milk is one of the best but unfortunately they only supply cafes. Also the steam pressure is important, the steam tip holes has to be able to match the boiler pressure, on a heat Exchanger machine the pressure has to be kept to at least 1BAR without significant drop otherwise say Hello to large and separated froth. Best milk is done on a dual boiler machine like La Marzocco or Synesso as their steam pressure is normally set at 1.4bar or higher. I have a Giotto premium and the standard tip that came with the machine is pretty crappy (as the pressure drops way too quickly because the heat element cannot keep up), it took me months of modifying and getting new tips to get it to the way I like it.

    As with the pouring, once the milk is properly done its all downhill from there. Just make sure the art forms by "flowing" and not "drawing"... if you know what I mean.

    And Practice Practice and Practice.... ;)

    I hope the comment can help you out in some way.

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    Ok it was ceating I know, but i used some hot choc mix to try and pour a phoenix. looks more like a swan impersonating a dragon, but practice makes perfect, hehehehehehe


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    Here is a rosetta i poured at work, my margins are down to 1 good one out of 6 attemptes, which is better than my one in 30. unsure why one wing is bigger than the other, hmmmmmm,


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    Well done Kane...Very nice rosetta!

    Trevorbeans

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    pretty lame, but this is the first coffee ive made that actually ANY resemblance to latte art. *

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    I actually couldnt do hearts for ages.
    So dont knock yours, its good.

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    Yea oflig
    My attempted hearts came out like peaches and apples

    I have fluked lots of apples ::)

    In reality I have to stop thinking about how this or that bean will taste
    Not to rush and concentrate on the art

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    Would nt mind drinking that coffee there "oflig" looks great !

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    I cant pour picollos for the life of me, and that cffe seriously looks awsome!!!! I love the colour of the crema too, and yeah, i cant pour hearts and apples that well either, keep it up, i would be stoked to have poured that :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by baconmeister link=1188610579/80#83 date=1217091497
    one of my late night effort. *:)
    Man I am flat out thinking straight late night rather than pouring what looks like analmost flawless rosetta, mind you i say almost flawless without really being able to pick any fauls, I had a laugh :D

    And it looks so damn tastey too, if you dont mind me asking baconmeister, what beans were you using?

    Kane

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    Quote Originally Posted by naked_coffee_kane link=1188610579/80#94 date=1219057934
    Quote Originally Posted by baconmeister link=1188610579/80#83 date=1217091497
    one of my late night effort. :)
    Man I am flat out thinking straight late night rather than pouring what looks like analmost flawless rosetta, mind you i say almost flawless without really being able to pick any fauls, I had a laugh :D

    And it looks so damn tastey too, if you dont mind me asking baconmeister, what beans were you using?

    Kane
    Thanks for the compliment Kane. To be honest I cant remember which beans I used for that cup but it had at least 50% Brazilian. I am currently using a blend which consist of 50% Brazilian, then the rest split between the Yemen, Harrar and Indian Monsooned Robusta. And it seems to be good for a nice and thick Crema due to all dry processed coffees, the crema from the Robusta will add a touch of dark red to the texture making it perfect for latte art.
    Plus it doesnt taste too bad, only missing a bit of high notes/acid, but when you add milk to it Who care! ;)

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    thanks guys your comments have boosted my confidence a bit. Very hard to replicate though - does anyone know where to find latte art guides?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oflig link=1188610579/80#96 date=1219131959
    thanks guys your comments have boosted my confidence a bit. Very hard to replicate though - does anyone know where to find latte art guides?

    My suggestion is to have a look on youtube, its full of nice latte arts.
    And be prepared to waste lots of milk. Alternatively get your own milk cow. ;D ;D ;D

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    Hi

    I had a go.


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    Sorry need to resize

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