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    hi,, does anyone know the trick to steam n pour the milk making 2 perfect lattes with same amount of froth (1,5 cm) by the same jug??

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    Re: 2 lattes in a row

    Either double jugging (pour 1/3 of first jug into a second jug, pour first drink, then combine both jugs and pour into second drink). Or pour 2/3 of first latte then pour second latte and return to first latte and complete. For better results go with the first option but it is a bit more fiddly. Search the forum for more detail on double jugging if you need more.

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    Re: 2 lattes in a row

    probably more commonly referred to in the industry as splitting milk or milk sharing

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    Re: 2 lattes in a row

    sounds like splitting hairs but thanks for the correction ;D

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    Re: 2 lattes in a row

    This technique must take some practice, because Ive tried it a few times and always end up with one flat white and one latte; And any attempt at art on top of either is a disaster. :(

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    Re: 2 lattes in a row

    it takes a little practice, but when you steam a 600 mL jug with just enough milk for 2 lattes, buy yourself a 350 mL incasa jug and pour out the steamed milk immediately after steaming to the bottom of the 350mL jug lip. Pour your first latte with the 600 mL jug, take the remaining milk from the 350 mL jug and reincorporate in to the 600 mL jug (lightly swirling) then pour the 2nd drink.

    Both should then have equal foam depth.

    Good luck.

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    I whole-heartedly agree with you David. *Thats exactly what we do at work, except we split into a latte glass. *Steam enough milk for two lattes in a 600ml jug (this takes practice just to work out how much stretch you need for two lattes) split straight away filling an empty latte glass, pour the 1st latte, milk back in jug, pour 2nd latte. *Art on both drinks, perfect froth levels.

    I used to hate splitting into glasses for the waste of the glass, but we use a bar dishwasher at work and have constant quick loads going through. The main reason I LIKE splitting into a glass, as it is warm off the top of the machine, it is less likely to cool the milk. The biggest problem I find splitting into a jug is it cools the milk temp. One latte is 65 deg, the other 55 deg.

    You can apply the same principal of splitting for other combinations of drinks ie latte and flat white. In this case you would steam enough milk for both drinks (maybe slightly less stretch) but wait a little before splitting, letting the milk settle slightly. Split after 5 or so seconds, thus pouring off a little more froth. With less froth left in the jug, pour the flat white first, re-incorporate the other milk and pour the latte. Again, this takes practice.

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    Re: 2 lattes in a row

    Quote Originally Posted by 7775787176637D78677B7A140 link=1242110561/6#6 date=1242295673
    The biggest problem I find splitting into a jug is it cools the milk temp.One latte is 65 deg, the other 55 deg.
    What I do is purge the steam wand inside the splitting jug which more than compensates for this.

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    Re: 2 lattes in a row

    ditto for heating the small jug - have got much more consistent results since splitting jugs and art on both no probs!

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    Re: 2 lattes in a row

    Just had a go at this tech myself - Ive been having a similar issue - 600ml jug for steaming, 1/3 into a 400ml jug, pour one cup from the 600, recombine from the small jug and pour the second. Warmed the small jug too, and no probs with temp - and nice even pour from both (Im no latte artist, by ability or desire, but nice heart on both!)
    A bit of insider knowledge goes a long way!
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    Re: 2 lattes in a row

    The 2 jug method is my choice too. The trick is steaming till you get the right amount of microfoam to make both coffees.
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    Re: 2 lattes in a row

    Do you introduce more air depending on wether youre using this technique or not? Or do all the variables remain the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5E7C7A61666C7A090 link=1242110561/7#7 date=1242302132
    What I do is purge the steam wand inside the splitting jug which more than compensates for this.
    I had that brainwave once, and it worked too! *But the second time I tried it, the small amount of milk & froth left behind in the jug got blasted everywhere! *So if youre splitting repeatedly, unless you have jugs coming out your ears or the facility to wash your splitting jug nearby, its really annoying! *I also think its slow, to purge in your splitting jug every time you need to split. *The way I would see this technique working is to have a warm spot for your splitting jug to sit (eg. top of machine - not that I like that idea!) This way the jug is always warm, ready to go. *Of course, at home when time is not so much of an issue, go for gold! ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by 686A666E6E60677A090 link=1242110561/11#11 date=1242349484
    Do you introduce more air depending on wether youre using this technique or not? Or do all the variables remain the same?
    If youre steaming milk for two lattes you will naturally need to stretch more than you would for one latte. *This will be pretty much the same no matter which pouring technique you use. *Use trial & error to work out how much stretch you need.

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    Re: 2 lattes in a row

    Quote Originally Posted by 7674797077627C79667A7B150 link=1242110561/12#12 date=1242523789
    unless you have jugs coming out your ears or the facility to wash your splitting jug nearby
    haha, thats actually funny. I have way too many jugs at work, like over 30 jugs in total. A mixture of 1L, 600s and 300s; a sink 2 metres a away and a dishwasher 1 metre away.

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    Re: 2 lattes in a row

    Quote Originally Posted by 6D4F4952555F493A0 link=1242110561/13#13 date=1242538145
    30 jugs in total. A mixture of 1L, 600s and 300s; a sink 2 metres a away and a dishwasher 1 metre away.
    Sounds like heaven

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    Re: 2 lattes in a row

    Quote Originally Posted by 484A474E495C42475844452B0 link=1242110561/12#12 date=1242523789
    I had that brainwave once, and it worked too! *But the second time I tried it, the small amount of milk & froth left behind in the jug got blasted everywhere! *
    Rinse your jug with the hot water tap, doesnt need much to heat it, pour it down the machines drain.
    Can all be done whilst steaming, its not that hard.

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    Re: 2 lattes in a row

    Quote Originally Posted by 1230362D2A2036450 link=1242110561/13#13 date=1242538145
    haha, thats actually funny. I have way too many jugs at work, like over 30 jugs in total. A mixture of 1L, 600s and 300s; a sink 2 metres a away and a dishwasher 1 metre away.
    Hehe, that is quite funny! I would say that is an ideal setup! Do you work at First Pour? Im coming over to Melb in a couple of weeks...

    Quote Originally Posted by 31242E20242C28450 link=1242110561/15#15 date=1242552294
    Rinse your jug with the hot water tap, doesnt need much to heat it, pour it down the machines drain.
    Can all be done whilst steaming, its not that hard.
    Thats not a bad idea!

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    Re: 2 lattes in a row

    Quote Originally Posted by 55575A5354415F5A455958360 link=1242110561/16#16 date=1243339258
    Do you work at First Pour? Im coming over to Melb in a couple of weeks...
    Yes, Saturdays only. Youll bump in to Jen, Craig Simon or Ben during the week.



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