Thanks for the write up. I have recently purchased a Boema A1 single group, which has the old turbo wand.
After following your advice, I had some nice microfoam to play with.
Just wanted to drop in and say; I had a lot of problems getting the milk textured correctly after upgrading from a Breville Infuser to an Expobar Office Control. My machine came with a 3 hole tip which I then swapped to a 1 hole tip. Even then, the ol' "vortex / 3 oclock position" technique just never worked, ending up with soap suds milk every single time. So frustrating and disappointed.
Until I found this thread.
Now I'm back to texturing milk *almost* like a pro even with a 300ml jug thanks to this technique
Made a short video for the missus awhile back : https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ej22AeSU1xhByrBeA (tricky to vid + steam at the same time)
Someone mentioned this in this thread, I start with the wand/tip almost 90 degrees from the middle, close to the surface. Steam goes off , air gets sucked in. Once milk starts to get warm, plunge wand in by pushing it to the side.
Perfect milk every single time.
After months of trying to figure out what I was doing wrong, it only took me 5 mins to solve after joining this site. Thanks!
Thanks for this, great tips
The issue is that i'm still getting really stiff foam after steaming. Should i just cut down on the aeration phase? Thank you!
So experiment with no aeration at first and add a little at a time on subsequent coffees till you get the right mix for your machines sweet zone
Another trick is
You can also add a little more milk in the jug
Last edited by Koffee_Kosmo; 20th April 2019 at 01:01 PM.
Thanks KK for the original post and others for all the follow up info. So useful.
I'd like to suggest that there could be a section/heading/link somewhere for beginners articles. Eg on frothing/setting grind/extraction etc. There is so much good info on CS but you can spend days looking for the basics.
I have just seen a video of a micro foam steamer by La Marzocco
Is it me that has noticed that this is a very close copy of the method I developed and posted about back in 2008
They say copying is the greatest form of flattery
All the best for the festive season mate...
Pretty sure it’s been around longer than that even kk
The method, not the video