Post By LauriG
Post By kexkez
Unique Latte Art
For the last two weeks I have been practicing latte art with my new little Breville Infuser. I practice very frugally, once each morning, when making a Latte for my wife. She has declared the resulting cup as perfectly tasty, with a silky smooth texture. But what about the art?
The art is unique. You see, just as my pouring comes towards the end and I realise that it’s not working out, I quickly do a squiggle with the last dribble of milk. This produces random art, much like in the Finnish New Year’s tradition of Molybdomancy. (You quickly pour molten tin-alloy into a pot of cold water. The resulting lump of shiny metal will predict the following year’s fortunes.)
“It’s a Dragon, hugging a Gecko!” my wife marvelled, carefully carrying her over-the-brim latte out into the courtyard. Moment’s later she called out from her suburban coffee-garden table: “It’s now a black man playing jazz on a Double Bass!”
“I won’t be trying to repeat that”, I said, “Maybe something different next time”. I went out to take a look at the soon-to-disappear artwork again but it was already something different. “That’s clearly a six-foot penis leaning on a wall behind a chair”, I said.
I love my Latte Art. It’s almost as unpredictable as my shots. Consistently good, though.
Love the suggested descriptions. When I've failed miserably and ended up with too much foam hubby declares it a Polar bear in a snow storm. But I have managed, atomic bombs, a pear with leaf, somes leafy blobs, a buterfly Ok it ws more vague middle sections with blobs, almost a rosette and lots of random squiggly patterns. One day!!!!