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    Latte art with soapy water.

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    This link may be of interest to anyone wanting to practice their technique without wasting heaps of milk. http://www.home-barista.com/tips/lea...ter-t7248.html
    I bought a copy of Scott Raos book (The Professional Baristas Handbook) last year and while I certainly wouldnt call it the definitive work on the subject its well set out nicely illustrated and he does seem to know what hes talking about, quite expensive for a small book, I guess being a limited run would have upped the price.

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    Re: Latte art with soapy water.

    It was very interesting to see the quality of microfoam from the soapy water,... never wouldve guessed you could do that!

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    When i moved from the silvia to the HX, this was invaluable, i never went as far as using it to practice pours (in 30ml soy sauce) but getting used to the different technique required......it saved alot of cows boobs from extra chaffe!

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    I saw the soap in water technique on Youtube. *Thought it was simple enough to try and sure enough it certainly works! *Like the video says, just a drop is all that is needed and it microfoams close enough to real milk to practice. *I like the idea of soy sauce to simulate coffee - Ill give that a try too. *I still cant master latte art though *:-[

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    Re: Latte art with soapy water.

    I did some training with David Seng and I couldnt believe it until I saw with my own eyes how well it worked..really small drop of detergent too.

    In the end its practice that counts...I think that in a non commercial setting improvement takes alot of time but keep trying and the art will improve.

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    Re: Latte art with soapy water.

    Quote Originally Posted by 46475A220 link=1257461499/3#3 date=1259581013
    I like the idea of soy sauce to simulate coffee
    Quote Originally Posted by 46475A220 link=1257461499/3#3 date=1259581013
    I still cant master latte art though
    tastes just like a soy latte!! ;D im sorry, i had to.......

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    Re: Latte art with soapy water.

    The quality of the detergent does matter, if you have a cheapie then you will need to use a lot more (and it still may not work as well). Have tried a few different brands and the more expensive ones really do work better.

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    Re: Latte art with soapy water.

    Its amazing the little pearls you find when sifting through the hours of forum information available. Thanks Jon for putting that link up for all of us to see/use. My art is still definitely psychology blobs, but I shall now go practice with the soapy water & soy! I usually tell MOTH (Man of the house) that the art is japanese symbol for " :-perfick coffee made lovingly by perfick wifey...like it or wear it! :-*"



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