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    Froth Milk Directly in the Cup

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    Hi, Have been a cappuccino enthusiast for over 30 years. Have owned several different domestic brewing devices. When making one or two cups at a time I favour pre filling each cup to around halfway, and directly frothing each cup with the steam. This allows the cup to get two the desired temperature, then I place the cup under the expresso part and add the liquid gold on top. Just curious, any one else adopted this method as a routine?
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    Re: Froth Milk Directly in the Cup

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    Hi, Have been a cappuccino enthusiast for over 30 years. Have owned several different domestic brewing devices. When making one or two cups at a time I favour pre filling each cup to around halfway, and directly frothing each cup with the steam. This allows the cup to get two the desired temperature, then I place the cup under the expresso part and add the liquid gold on top. Just curious, any one else adopted this method as a routine?
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    Re: Froth Milk Directly in the Cup

    Would be interested to know if others use this technique?

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    Re: Froth Milk Directly in the Cup

    I used to use it at work because we didnt have a frothing jug, but did have lots of mugs--large only. Also, the coffee wasnt as good as I can make at home so larger, less concentrated serves were the order of the day.

    At home I prefer my coffee from an Illy crystal espresso cup, and frothing the 20 ml of milk in a 60 ml cup would be fairly difficult. I have a nice small jug for steaming small milk serves. It also takes longer to draw a shot than it does to steam the milk, so the shortest resting time is coffee first, milk second.

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    Re: Froth Milk Directly in the Cup

    Thought Id add that I used to do this to try and save milk but then had a nasty experience. Just as I had the milk nice and hot the mug went pop and broke up in my hand. Thermal stresses were too much I spose.

    Apart from the hot milky mess I got a bleep of a steam burn :( Once bitten twice shy... we got a smaller metal jug for single coffees.

    So be careful with this method.


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    Re: Froth Milk Directly in the Cup

    Well the self destructing cup is news to me. Should be less shock to the cup than pouring in boiling wster from a jug. I would not advocate any more caution other than mind you sre working with a smaller vessel so spills, etc are easier. Personally I favour a vacuum stainless steel style of mug fo my cuppa.
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    Re: Froth Milk Directly in the Cup

    It wouldnt work for me.
    The cups I use are too short to steam the milk directly in them.
    Whereas the jug I use has ample room for the milk to safely expand without being blown all over the kitchen.

    It might work with a smaller, less powerful, appliance.



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