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    What Milk?

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    Hi,

    We bought a Gaggia Dose about 18months ago. Use it fairly regularly and have only just decided to remove the wand extension which is now giving us a much better and more consistent microfoam. Ive just started home roasting/popping, and thought there might be some insight here from you all as to what is your preferred milk?

    My wife likes low fat, and weve always had reasonable results with Pura Tone.

    What Milk gives you both the best body, taste and foam?

    Whats the best low fat / skim?
    Whats the best full fat / full cream?

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    Re: What Milk?

    I had a haggis before too and did the same thing. The secret is good quality fresh milk. I always found the reputable milk brands to stretch better than the generic brand milk. As for type they say skim firths better but I see no difference.

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    Re: What Milk?

    Sorry I meant gaggia not haggis the auto correct dictionary played up

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    Re: What Milk?

    Quote Originally Posted by 03282A24332C282A24410 link=1338518876/2#2 date=1338885120
    Sorry I meant gaggia not haggis the auto correct dictionary played up
    haggis ;D

    Anyway I find Pauls Smarter White milk pretty good for a lowish fat milk. Can get decent results and tastes fine.

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    Good question, Sorry i dont normally do skinny milk however when i have tried it the results come up pretty good. As for Full cream milk i use Pauls farm house gold. Which i find works the best...

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    Re: What Milk?

    Ive tried all sorts of local and far milks but Ive found Dairy Farmers the most consistent with Caloola full creams. This is with steaming on a 6910

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    Re: What Milk?

    Im yet to find a milk which doesnt microfoam well on the Silvia, Ive used several different milks, mostly low-fat, but Ive used a couple of full creams as well, UHT or "fresh" all seems pretty much the same to me.

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    Tweedvale full fat (unhomogenised and permeate free) from the Adelaide Hills, not available in any of the duopoly stores. Foodland and IGA. Produces super creamy lattes. Leave the bottle sit overnight in the fridge and there is a bit lump of crop on top 8-) Reminds me of the milk we used to get delivered to our door when i was a kid (in the 80/90s). Straight from the dairy, raw....

    Even their low fat milk tastes creamy. Most low fat milks taste like water. Horrid stuff but then low fat/diet anything sells to most people with no understanding of health.
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    I've been using pura because one of my fav cafe uses it. Has anyone used procal? I've heard it's good from another cafe. Not sure where to get it though

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    Quote Originally Posted by ogip View Post
    I've been using pura because one of my fav cafe uses it. Has anyone used procal? I've heard it's good from another cafe. Not sure where to get it though
    I have found rivernia to be the best milk. Most of the top cafes are using it

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    Cool thanks. I wouldnt mind trying this. Where can you buy it from?

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    Rivernia can be purchased from Woolworths however: Riverina Fresh drying up | The Daily Advertiser

    “They’re not using local freight; they are not using local milk.”

    It's saying that it's dried up even to the supplier forcing it off the shelf with other brands of milk which this same company Fonterra makes. ANZ Bank managers even gave their second crack worths also as they've closed the Wagga process factory.
    Woolworths does say its available online though.

    Riverina Full Cream Milk 2l - buy riverina full cream milk 2l online at woolworths.com.au

    I personally use Pura. It's available from all stores and tastes the best out of all the 'permeate free' milks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ogip View Post
    I've been using pura because one of my fav cafe uses it. Has anyone used procal? I've heard it's good from another cafe. Not sure where to get it though
    Yes - but I buy this from the cafe downstairs from where I live. I've never seen it in Coles or Woolies.

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    What Milk?

    I'm in Brisbane and use Maleny Gold Top full leaded milk - I'm so obsessed with this milk, I've been known to do a 70km round trip to get it.

    What makes it great? Unhomegised, so all the cream is still in it, it tastes beautifully creamy and sweet, it microfoams like a dream and, importantly, and the profits go mostly to the local producer, Maleny Dairies.

    Fortunately, a local IGA started stocking it that's only 10km away so I do a trip each Saturday and pick up enough to last me for the week (4x2L).

    At $2.25 a litre, it's not cheap, but worth every cent because I know the money is mostly going to the producer rather than some multi-national (other than IGA's cut, of course, but alas the dairy is 120km away so a bit far to buy direct).

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    $2.25 isn't too bad. Pauls Smarter Milk is about $3.25 and it tastes like water. This is another milk from pauls i've tried which tastes like water. You can't taste it in any lattes and anyone would be better off just adding water rather than paying for milk. Never again am I buying another Pauls product besides Pura.

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    Here in WA i've found PURA gives nice results , tried 6 or so different brands and PURA wins for me.

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    Can't go past Bannister Downs milk, in WA. All my favorite cafes use it and it comes in biodegradable packaging.

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    I mainly use A2 - both Full Cream and Low Fat where possible as I get it from Costco @ around 3.60 a bottle, otherwise Riverina if I'm out of A2, there are a couple of others like Pura if I can't get the others..

    The other half tends to buy the cheap woolies / coles milk which I find tastes watery and prefer not to use it at all, I'm gradually weaning her off the cheaper is just as good...

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    I just got back from woolworths and seen the riverina milk. They were only stocking the lite version but I gave it a go as it was reduced to $1.49

    This milk is creamy for a lite milk compared to all the pauls stuff.

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    I used to work in a place that used Maleny. I didn't appreciate it at the time, but now working with the Pauls varieties I'm finding myself very frustrated with them.
    Another milk that's amazing (if you can find it) is the Barambah organic range.
    The cafe I mentioned just now switched from Barambah to Maleny because of issues with consistency and supply -very problematic in the commercial environment- but the two products themselves I think are on par.

    Despite this, I'd recommend Dairy Farmers if you're using a particularly subtle coffee. The flavour isn't as good, but that's the point. The two above, particularly the Barambah, will compete with the coffee on your tongue, but a strong nutty/chocolatey flavour or anything with a solid body will be able to handle them.

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    Have tried a number of different milks now and found that Pauls Zymil milk lets more of the coffee flavour come through.
    Using normal milk the coffee just tastes weak. The Zymil also adds a little sweetness as well.

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    Agree wholeheartedly with Andrew's recommendation. It's not cheap but oh so good.

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    Jonesy's is one of the best. Full cream and skinny are very similar in texture and flavour
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    I'm sure I'll get some hate here, but I buy supermarket brand milk. I'm a cheapskate and IMHO the difference doesn't justify the significantly higher cost -- and FWIW, the Woolworths/Safeway supermarket brand full cream milk produces FAR superior froth to the Coles version.

    Just my second crack.

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    Update: If I'm feeling particularly rich I'll get Cleopatra's Bath Milk (just realised how bad that sounds) or Maleny Dairy non-homogenized. But still with dairy farmers if I'm watching my wallet.

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    as i am newbie and still experimenting with different types of milk...this is my finding so far as i ave tried aprox 10 different milks.

    wollies $2 milk is pretty good out of the cheaper stuff.
    A2 and pura milk are nice out of higher range while dairy farmers we get in sydney is rather average.
    i have also tried few different types of " barista milks" and aldi barista milk to be much better than all the other brands sold in the other supermarkets.

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    I think I mentioned it on another thread, but St David milk, made and available in Melb inner north (Fitzroy), is exceptional.

    I was a Jonesy's fan for quite a while but I find the St David milk even tastier.

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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1372971537.152125.jpg

    Here's a pic of the St David label.

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    Maybe a better quality pic so you can read it.

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    For SE Qld coffeesnobs a new milk on the market is Scenic Rim 4 Real Milk. It is comparable to Maleny Dairy and available at IGA supermarkets.

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    I only like Woollies or Coles lite white, anything else doesn't taste right. I think it must just be what I'm used to.

    I wouldn't mind trying procal but haven't seen it anywhere except in cafes

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    Back when I lived in SEQ Maleny milk was amazing, now I'm in Canberra and find the best option down here is 'Canberra Milk'

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    In WA we have some awesome local Dairies and quite a bit of choice when it comes to free- range, permeate free, non homogenised, jersey cow milk etc. The standouts are Sunnydale, Bannister Downs and Harvey Fresh.

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    Concur on the WA front, nothing beats the Bannister Downs in my opinion

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    What brand of milk are you using?

    As the topic, what brand of milk are you using??

    I think in supermarket I mostly prefer A2, but real expensive to use at home coz I drink coffee n lots of tea at home.

    when I worked in cafes, I forgot the brand that most of cafes are using, it's got 1 lady and a young kid on the picture one, that brand is pretty good tho, I want to know the name of the brand if anyone knows?

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    There's a big thread here with a few suggestions - http://coffeesnobs.com.au/milk-froth...what-milk.html

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    A2 Milk is pretty cheap at Costco .. If you like Big warehouse shopping complex

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    most of cafes are using PROCAL, good milk for coffee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graciebjj View Post
    most of cafes are using PROCAL, good milk for coffee
    Now that's the grandest sweeping statement I've ever seen!
    Last edited by mwcalder05; 20th July 2013 at 04:33 PM. Reason: wording
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathon View Post
    made in Melb inner north (Fitzroy)
    What the heck do cows in Fitzroy eat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    What the heck do cows in Fitzroy eat?
    Straying Yuppies - It gives micro foam very full of itself.

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    Ewww. Soy flavored then.
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    Skim - $1.25 ltr at Coles or Woolies.

    Perfect microfoam, everytime.

    And my waistline appreciates it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowds1122 View Post
    Back when I lived in SEQ Maleny milk was amazing, now I'm in Canberra and find the best option down here is 'Canberra Milk'
    When I was in Maleny before the hippies and Common Market there were 250 dairies in town. We sent the cream to the Maleny butter factory and the milk went out to the paddock for the pigs. The butter was sold to the UK way below the cost of production. Total lunacy and all the farmers I knew were dirt poor. Then the Common Market shut the gates. Now the few farms left send the milk to Brisbane. Who knows, there could even be some Maleny milk in the Maleny Gold.

    I have nothing against Canberra milk, but since they have taken Anlene off the shelves, I now get the Dairy Farmers "New" 2%.
    Not to support dairy farmers, but because I like the full-fat taste, but don't want eh kJ and not keen on the Pauls equivalent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eggs View Post
    There's a big thread here with a few suggestions - http://coffeesnobs.com.au/milk-froth...what-milk.html
    That IS this thread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post
    That IS this thread...
    The post Eggs was replying to was it's own separate thread (As shown by it's different title: What brand of milk are you using?) when he made his post.


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    Well that's confusing - the title you quote is in the post before his - it looks like Graciebjj simply filled in the Title box you see in Advanced. Also there is no indication eggs' post has come from a different thread. In another life I had Mods always use different colour text to put an explanation in when they did things like meld threads or edit posts - it helps keep things straight.

    What happened to the What brand of milk are you using thread? I thought I posted in that and it isn't here. I did a Google on it when it didn't show here using
    site:coffeesnobs.com.au "What brand of milk are you using"
    and all I found was this thread.

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    Well that's confusing - the title you quote is in the post before his...
    Correct. That was the post Eggs was responding too which was the first post in a different thread at the time.

    When posts are edited a note in a different color text is normally left in them stating what was edited. Additionally the system automatically adds a note stating when and who edited the post. A note can also be attached to that notice by the editor as to why the post was edited.

    When a thread is moved an expiring note/redirect is left in its place. When that thread is merged with another thread the title of the moved thread is left in bold at the top of the first post of the moved thread when it is merged with the thread that is its new home. Clear as mud?

    What happened to the What brand of milk are you using thread? I thought I posted in that and it isn't here. I did a Google on it when it didn't show here using

    site:coffeesnobs.com.au "What brand of milk are you using"
    and all I found was this thread.
    Hhhmmm.......That's probably because the post you're looking for wasn't made in this thread and hence your search string was too specific/restrictive for it to show. Using

    site:coffeesnobs.com.au what brand milk use journeyman
    the post you're probably looking for showed up as the first hit: http://coffeesnobs.com.au/milk-froth...tml#post493574


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    pura works for me beautifully.

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    In Melbourne; St David, Jonsey's, Schulz



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