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    Best latte art frothing jug

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    Looking for a reasonable quality jug with nice spout which people have found easy to pour latte art. Im after 400-600ml size. Any online stores people recommend to purchase? No one in Perth seems to sell a half decent jug.

    Anyone tried these ones:
    cafelat
    espro toroid
    Metallurgica Motta Europa



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    Re: Best latte art frothing jug

    I am a huge fan of the Mettalurgica Motta - great spout, well designed, feels good in the hand, and creates consistently great microfoam (user dependent!). Try CS site sponsor Coffee Parts - http://www.coffeeparts.com/accessories/milk-jugs.html

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    Re: Best latte art frothing jug

    Quote Originally Posted by 7E76797F772D281C0 link=1274503126/1#1 date=1274503783
    I am a huge fan of the Mettalurgica Motta - great spout, well designed, feels good in the hand, and creates consistently great microfoam (user dependent!). Try CS site sponsor Coffee Parts - http://www.coffeeparts.com/accessories/milk-jugs.html
    I love those jugs, but I wouldnt say they are the best for latte art. The spouts are broad and quite rounded. Nice to use but there are better out there for creating art.

    Sadly, my best jugs for latte are are a mystery to me, no idea what brand they are.

    Try and borrow as many as you can, try before you buy is always preferred.

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    Re: Best latte art frothing jug

    Quote Originally Posted by 444F4A4A5F44494A4948554D4F260 link=1274503126/2#2 date=1274662580
    Sadly, my best jugs for latte are are a mystery to me, no idea what brand they are.

    Try and borrow as many as you can, try before you buy is always preferred.
    A photo will help especially of the spout ;)

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    Re: Best latte art frothing jug

    Quote Originally Posted by 61696660683237030 link=1274503126/1#1 date=1274503783
    I am a huge fan of the Mettalurgica Motta - great spout, well designed, feels good in the hand, and creates consistently great microfoam (user dependent!). Try CS site sponsor Coffee Parts - http://www.coffeeparts.com/accessories/milk-jugs.html
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    The spout is slightly wider than others but you can do great latte art on these provided your technique is right.

    So perfect for making microfoam and to me thats the most important bit.

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    Re: Best latte art frothing jug

    They are very expensive and good but not great, technique is the most important thing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6B656867706667090 link=1274503126/5#5 date=1274693633
    They are very expensive and good but not great, technique is the most important thing!!
    youre saying a latte-art newbie is better off buying a ~$16 stock jug and practicing their ass off? :)

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    Re: Best latte art frothing jug

    Yup and use the water + detergent trick to make it really cheap!!!

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    My favourite jug is the 400mL coffeeparts jug. Got a nice and fine tip for definition and is very easy to control whilst steaming. It is a cheapy at $10.

    This being said I havent used the cafelat which is supposed to be quite good (couldnt justify $40 bucks of a jug)

    However the easiest jug I have ever used to steam milk was a motta 750mL plus with its wide/soft tip it is really good for hearts/tulips.

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    Re: Best latte art frothing jug

    Quote Originally Posted by 7B7F6471627F100 link=1274503126/6#6 date=1274762410
    Quote Originally Posted by 6B656867706667090 link=1274503126/5#5 date=1274693633
    They are very expensive and good but not great, technique is the most important thing!!
    youre saying a latte-art newbie is better off buying a ~$16 stock jug and practicing their ass off? :)
    yep, if ya have a look on youtube, most of the gun latte art baristas use standard jugs, they are very good all rounders i find, i have a couple of standards, 600, 750 and 1 lt, a 750ml motta and a 400ml cafelat and they all have their pros and cons, the cafelat is a great little jug thick, fine tip, great for one latte, and easy to control, chris from talk coffee even has a 100ml jug for piccolos IIRC?

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    Re: Best latte art frothing jug

    Quote Originally Posted by 7A7E584141445B4C432D0 link=1274503126/9#9 date=1274792083
    the cafelat is a great little jug thick, fine tip, great for one latte
    so the jug is thick and the tip is fine, or the tip is thick and fine?? ;D ;D

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    Re: Best latte art frothing jug

    If you have a wide spout, youll find it easier to pour wide leaves. A narrow spout will make it easier to pour narrower leaves.

    With this in mind, the spout isnt going to affect the ability to make awesome microfoam, but you should be splitting jugs if youre steaming in a 400-600ml jug, rather than steaming ~90-200ml in a 300ml jug. Texturing the milk correctly is the best way to make great latte art.

    Having said this, the best jug for making latte art is the one you find helps you make the best latte art. Just try, try, try and try before you buy, then try another dozen.

    I stand by the fact that youre looking for the wrong size of jug though.

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    Re: Best latte art frothing jug

    Quote Originally Posted by 2E202D223523224C0 link=1274503126/7#7 date=1274764075
    Yup and use the water + detergent trick to make it really cheap!!!
    Pardon my silly question ... how does that work moto_coffee?

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    Re: Best latte art frothing jug

    Quote Originally Posted by 71657E647C7F65170 link=1274503126/12#12 date=1275223558
    Quote Originally Posted by 2E202D223523224C0 link=1274503126/7#7 date=1274764075
    Yup and use the water + detergent trick to make it really cheap!!!
    Pardon my silly question ... how does that work moto_coffee?
    you use the water to get your technique down patt, so you arnt using relatively expensive (in comparison to water) milk.
    I think thats the general idea, also with water, its easy to see how the depth/angle etc of the steam tip effects the swirling motion of the water (or milk!) as it is a transparent fluid :)

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    Re: Best latte art frothing jug

    Quote Originally Posted by 263229332B2832400 link=1274503126/12#12 date=1275223558
    Quote Originally Posted by 2E202D223523224C0 link=1274503126/7#7 date=1274764075
    Yup and use the water + detergent trick to make it really cheap!!!
    Pardon my silly question ... how does that work moto_coffee?
    Look for it on Youtube.

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    Re: Best latte art frothing jug

    Thanks ThunderGod! Found it ... never knew that...

    Shall practise more microfoaming and latte art from now on with water :)

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    Re: Best latte art frothing jug

    Quote Originally Posted by 35213A20383B21530 link=1274503126/12#12 date=1275223558
    Pardon my silly question ... how does that work moto_coffee?
    Link. http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1257461499/0#0

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    Re: Best latte art frothing jug

    Quote Originally Posted by 63776C766E6D77050 link=1274503126/12#12 date=1275223558
    Pardon my silly question ... how does that work moto_coffee?

    No need to answer the question now I suppose 8-)

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    Re: Best latte art frothing jug

    My solution was to buy a 600ml jug from Five Senses Coffee in Rockingham. It,s a jug suitable for artwork. Buy two. Assuming you know how to microfoam, fill milk to start of spout (halfway up the jug). After frothing, pour half into the second jug, then commence pouring straight away. key is to not to be nervous, relax. Look, and think about what you are doing, and keep practising. Good luck. ;)

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    Re: Best latte art frothing jug

    Hey Newbiemocca - which jug did you end up going with? I just bought a cafelat 400ml jug from Pedro at Coffee Parts, its great for foaming, great to hold and great to look at! its got a great spout too, all in all its an awesome little jug, very happy with the money I spent, just might go back and get the next size aswell!! ;D ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 797D6673607D120 link=1274503126/19#19 date=1282659900
    just might go back and get the next size as well
    Hold your horses kotaro.

    I did just that.
    I now have a 600ml jug I rarely use.

    In the end I bought a second 300ml as thats the size I mostly use.
    If I have a few people over I tend to use both 300ml jugs as Im used to how they work.

    I still pull out the big one occasionally though for really big gatherings.

    Just have a good think about likely usage before you buy.

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    Re: Best latte art frothing jug

    Quote Originally Posted by 576B766D676671646C67030 link=1274503126/20#20 date=1282703826
    Quote Originally Posted by 797D6673607D120 link=1274503126/19#19 date=1282659900
    just might go back and get the next size as well
    Hold your horses kotaro.

    I did just that.
    I now have a 600ml jug I rarely use.

    In the end I bought a second 300ml as thats the size I mostly use.
    If I have a few people over I tend to use both 300ml jugs as Im used to how they work.

    I still pull out the big one occasionally though for really big gatherings.

    Just have a good think about likely usage before you buy.
    Hmm, yes just after I posted this, I had a quiet think to myself about it. and decided that, seeing as Im running a La Pav and not a 3 group synesso or something like that *wishes* *::) - Im not likely to be runinng multiple shots at once, and need 2 cups worth of milk.
    I guess I must have gotten ahead of myself in all my excitement.
    Thanks for bringing me back to earth TG the Wise. *:) ;D

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    Re: Best latte art frothing jug

    A jug Im using has a super fine tip. Got it with the machine I bought. Really struggling when I try to move my wrist a bit to give it a rosetta, though I go ok with a jug with a bigger spout (even though inconsistent).
    Mike

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    Re: Best latte art frothing jug

    Personally, I find any jug with a decent spout i.e. anything that hasnt been tampered with (have worked in numerous cafes where someone has taken it upon themselves & a set of pliers to bend the tips) and isnt tiny is fine, you can generally find a technique with any. However I do find that the bigger, more round tips for rosettas, & the more narrow, finer tips for tulips can make it a little easier.

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    Re: Best latte art frothing jug

    Hi,

    I am a newbie to latte art (and still cant do it well), however, in my many trials and tribulations trying to make even the most basic art happen, I found that when I switched to the ESPRO torriod I am much closer than I have ever been. It seems to froth the milk to a really nice consistant sheen and I am sure if someone with more skill than I used it, the latte art would be great.

    hope this helps

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    Re: Best latte art frothing jug

    Personally, cant go past the rattleware latte art jugs. I got both sizes and find it easiest to poor with the 20oz jug, nice thick stainless steel walls so the heat dissipation is ideal - can get large wide spread rosettas and small really leafy ones too... thats about as far as my expertise go.

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    Re: Best latte art frothing jug

    motta europa 350ml all the way!! :D



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