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  • why is it called a "Rosetta"?

    I wonder why they call all those variations of leaf type latte art patterns "Rosettas".  I read somewhere that Mr Gaggias(our beloved founder of the modern espresso machine) wife was called Rosetta and that it if it wasnt for her his design for the pressurised group head would not ever have made it out of his workshop and into history. So i wonder if it may be in honour of her or for some other other unrelated issue that we call them "Rosettas"?  :-?

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    Re: why is it called a "Rossetta"?

    Possibly.

    Some quick etymological research reveals that rosetta is the Italian for rosette.
    As a rosette doesnt really look like a rosetta Id call that a dead end.

    I also dont think it looks like the flower (rose).

    Rosetta is also the Italian pet form of Rosa. So your thinking it is name based rather than design based may be on the money.

    More research needed.

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    • #3
      Re: why is it called a "Rossetta"?

      I have seen some rosettas that look more like a rose - where a couple of the petals/leaves wrap around 3/4 of the cup where the pointy end of the usual leaf rosetta makes the inner petals - this is so hard to describe when you dont have a photo!

      Maybe they started out looking more like a rose? then morphed into the leafy pattern??

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      • #4
        Re: why is it called a "Rossetta"?

        now im more curious........

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        • #5
          Re: why is it called a "Rossetta"?

          Originally posted by Julsajet link=1188666054/0#2 date=1188692245
          I have seen some rosettas that look more like a rose - where a couple of the petals/leaves wrap around 3/4 of the cup where the pointy end of the usual leaf rosetta makes the inner petals - this is so hard to describe when you dont have a photo!

          Maybe they started out looking more like a rose? then morphed into the leafy pattern??

          That pattern seems to be more commonly known as a tulip

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          • #6
            Re: why is it called a "Rossetta"?

            I havent heard that.

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            • #7
              Re: why is it called a "Rossetta"?

              If there was a latte art called blob instead of rosetta Id be a legend at those LOL
              Havent tamed the steaming power of Abbey to do those yet, too busy enjoying what she puts out, gotta learn one day.

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              • #8
                Re: why is it called a "Rossetta"?

                Sullo, I havent heard of a blob in terms of latte art, however we CSers have our own special art design, the Lumpy Spud. Im guessing your Spuds are every bit as great as mine.

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                • #9
                  Re: why is it called a "Rossetta"?

                  Funny, the thing that looks like a leaf is called a rosetta and the thing that looks like a rose is a tulip! (never heard of that either)

                  But hey, what do I know, I dont do milk.

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                  • #10
                    Re: why is it called a "Rossetta"?

                    Not sure what the issue is?  The pic below should answer all questions.

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                    • #11
                      Re: why is it called a "Rosetta"?

                      Hey, my rosetta is famous!

                      ;D 8-)

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                      • #12
                        Re: why is it called a "Rosetta"?

                        lol Viv my spuds are a work of art, then bro in law froths the old way with a meringue mountian spud of froth!
                        Makes me wanna go have a spud right now actually!
                        Say no to Rosettas Yes to Spuds

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                        • #13
                          Re: why is it called a "Rosetta"?

                          mylesau, think ya beans are still green from seeing your jpeg. Design-wise, lumpy spud I reckon has as many infinite varieties as the bloody undefined rosetta, and therefore as much art cred.

                          Undefined, so even harder for Nestle to frickin try & patent - hah!

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