Post By level3ninja
Milk froth/texturing issues when switching equipment
I went from an oldschool Sunbeam EM4800C to (another) oldschool EM6910.
I have spent a lot of time adjusting settings on my breville smart grinder pro and tamping to get a good shot (at least I think this is decent, can anyone let me know? aldi beans = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1plg1UxAFO0)
The issue I am having is that, my milk and frothing taste so much better on my old machine (everyone in the house agrees). It had a milk froth attachment that looks like this
I can't put this on my new one as it doesn't work properly. It allowed me to create basically the entire milk into microfoam so that the milk was thick when i poured it into the cups, my household loves this. However on my new machine i can only get a bit of froth at the top, and most of the milk is milky. I have tried adjusting some settings of steam pump rate with no luck. tried different techniques with no luck. It certainly steams much faster on my new one than the old.
Does anyone have any tips on how to get most/all of the milk frothy/microfoamy? thanks.
Froth and microfoam are very different things. That black attachment will make it almost impossible to create microfoam. Learn how to actually create microfoam and your milk will improve noticeably. Unfortunately it'll be a bit of a learning curve but it's well worth it. There are a few guides on the forum on how to create microfoam. Try reading through this: https://coffeesnobs.com.au/milk-frot...microfoam.html
As for the shot, it could be fine, how does it taste? Which Aldi beans is it? Dark, Medium, Single Origin? If it's the dark I'd say it looks like it runs too fast.