Not the best, but different
Have not taken photos of any nice straight rosettas recently but have some weird and wonderful ones...
Not the best, but different
These are nowhere near neat or cymetrical, but! while i was looking at it earlier, I realised if you look at the two rosettas in the middle, and the attempted love heart underneath, you could actualy turn that into a reindeer from its back end! With enough sketching involved.. it could be really effective! will post it in when i perfect it! What do yous reckon?
I think youd be better off trying to make it a reindeer from the front view.
its one of my best. ;D
Nice one Jezzah... looks good. How long have you been free pouring ?
I have been learning coffee for 2 years.
The hardest thing for me is to achieve more consistent results espeically when stretching milk.
Love that cup and saucer Jezzah... where is it from?
here is one from work today im not sure how to link it as a photo
Getting there :S
new ACF bowls helping ALOT. (thanks Jetblack Espresso ;D 8-))
give me a couple of weeks and ill be pumping them out ;D
I think its alright, for pouring my first ever rosetta 19 days ago.
Right click the pic and choose "copy image location"Originally Posted by 3A313F353722580 link=1210561912/108#108 date=1286196024
then paste that (using the insert image botton, 3rd from the left in the post formatting bar above.)
Hope that helps.
P.s Nice rosetta :)
My favourite so far is jezzahs. Great contrast between crema and foam, heart on top to finish, well patterned, nice wrap around.
My only concern is i presume youre left handed.
If youre serving the coffee to a right handed person, you might want to do the rosetta with handle on right, but otherwise, I rate yours the best so far.
Was in a photographic mood this afternoon, so i took a shot of a rosetta i knocked up on the ex McCartans venerable EM6910 and shot in the afternoon sun.
No prizes for what bean i used... ;)
Gary at G
That is awesome Gary. And you did that with a 6910! You give me hope!
Got a technique for frothing milk on the EM6910 which i hope to share with you and others in the near future using photos which is a important factor for artwork Yash.
To be continued ... ;)
Gary at G
I took the advice of Thundergod and practiced for a bit. Heres one of my recent ones.
Looks fine to me ;)Originally Posted by 625E4358525344515952360 link=1210561912/11#11 date=1230890102
Took a pic today arvo.
I struggled with this one. Base of rosetta was washed out and tried to keep pouring the milk as close as possible from the jug to the crema to get definition but to no avail.
At least i kept my hand steady to achieve a straight pull through.
Can anyone help me how to improve the base as i always have problems with this.
Gary at G
Someones a photographer.Originally Posted by 7B616C6D7F69717B7B080 link=1210561912/118#118 date=1302526197
Very nice symmetry.
Heh, Im starting to get a pour technique that suits me! slowly but surely turning from miscellaneous blobs to rosettas! Using a Breville BES860, Ive only had the machine for a week* ;D
I rate yours as very good Boos.
Great to know people are knocking out some nice rosettas on humble machinery.
With decent maintenance and technique, cant see how anyone cannot have a go at putting up their best shot.
Even if you think its not a par with anyone else, at least youre giving it your best shot, and the advice you will receive should help you along as you get more experience/practice.
Anyone else care to show their rosettas?
Gary at G
Here are a couple of mine, my problem is that I can never consistently get good milk and shots with my rocky and silvia. I really would love to watch a video of someone who has mastered their techniques with these machines!
timmyc, there are heaps of Youtube videos on steaming and latte art. They can help you get your technique correct on the Silvia too.
My tip would be that youve made sure youve bled the steam wand and that it is producing that great dry steam that Silvia can before plunging it into the milk jug!
I always make sure to do that :/ I try to do everything consistently and still end up with varying results :(Originally Posted by 7E6E6262796C526A6C610D0 link=1210561912/123#123 date=1303548648
I learned some tips from this video:
Your microfoam looks good, and thats a start.
I found the best way to do it is to let the milk push the leaves out when you do the wiggle.
Pour into the center, slight wiggle, and let the flow of the milk widen the leaves, then slowly and steady move back while wiggling to the top, then lift and pour straight through.
Keep practising, practising, practising.
We look forwards to more pics of yours in the future. :)
Gary at G
here is a rosetta from today when it went quiet at work[img][/img]
One of my better loopy rosettas ive done lately :)
Just an idea for a bit extra. Once youre done with the main game, just drip a few drops of foam from a teaspoon into the cup, then use your thermometer stem to make hearts.
I find it really easy to do the rosetta to one side, then have two matching hearts on the other side. Thats my standard one for the missus, and I get it looking good every time. Doing the rosetta on the side, takes the pressure off to get it symmetrical - its really hard to go wrong (assuming you can do rosettas).
I did the centre one, with hearts on each side last night for the first time. Result was quite symmetrical, but doesnt seem to have the artistic virtue of the other way. Anyway, posted here as an idea.
I like those cups for something different 8-)
A few pours from the last week or so :)
This is my phoenix :)
Great phoenix Beanibop.
I suck at phoenixes. ;D
Great looking rosettas Gary.
Going to try make a few on the new Rancilio Silvia. :)
Gary at G
My pour from this evening - slowly getting there :)
Soy Hot Choc (Breville 800 class)
Was on the ball today, had several amazing rosettas and just about all of my pours were reasonable. heres one i managed to snap
This afternoons effort
Having the double leaf in a cup is nice.
Id like to see it being done
Proud of this one! had a bit of fun with the camera angle too. Its hard keeping it in focus with excessive caffeine intake ;P
I like the angle on that one Gary!
Heres one of mine from earlier this week,
Thanks! Wow love yours.. I love seeing art that good because just when I start to think Im starting to get somewhere with mine, I see art like yours and it pushes me to keep trying to get better and better!
Love love loveeee the symmetry on that!
Nice contrast and symmetry Jasonlew,
Do you have a video?* Do you thoroughly mix the crema in before the art, ie pour textured milk around in the cup then concentrate in the middle until it marks and start the wiggle or do you concentrate right from the start on one spot then wiggle?* Hope that made sense to you.
been following your videos.* I noticed you used to do a thorough mix in the first 5 sets of your videos but lately youve been concentrating mostly in the middle pretty much straight away (unless youve edited that out, but definitely noticed a smaller mix-in from the 6th video onwards.
Saoye - It depends which ones come out looking the best ;)
I think in the compilation Im just uploading now, there is a pretty good mix :)
Thanks for the kind words guys,
Saoye - Unfortunately I dont have a video just yet, will definitely try to get one done though!
I do pour textured milk around the cup first rather than going straight into the centre. Im not sure exactly how it helps, but I think it might help prevent the crema from breaking and causing washed out bases.
My first on my new Isomac Tea..
They look great but they look better with the stronger coffees I think! Has anyone tried to make it in a Jumbo mug? ;)
Quite happy with this one. :)
Got the new photobucket app working. Are these images too big?
Woah! so nice.