Getting good micro foam with LELIT MARA
Hi guys, I have had my Lelit Mara for about 3 weeks now and am enjoying my first E61 machine. It is definitely different from my old Kenwood E630.
One thing that I cannot achieve consistently though is a good microfoam with the milk. I believe I have the technique right but I'm thinking that the
steam wand might be too powerful for it's own good. Basically I have about a centimetre of the tip in the milk (making sure that I use a sufficient quantity of milk - more than I need actually), and then I
focus on getting a fairly rapid spin. I also try to get that nice hissing sound. It is rare though that I will get that kind of microfoam that I sometimes see on Youtube clips which typically looks like white paint.
When I don't get the microfoam quite right I also notice that the foam that is there does'nt settle down easily if you know what I mean even if I smack the jug down a few times and swish it
around a little.
Does any other Lelit Mara owner have the same problem? Should I change the tip on the wand ? I know there are others available for E61 machines. I think if I can nail this I will be well on my way
to making excellent Piccolos.
Thanks in advance for any help guys.