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    Larger than 1.5L Jug

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    Hey guys...

    So I have a situation where Im doing a high number of very milky and quite large coffees in a short period.

    The 1.5L jug is proving to be a bottleneck so I thought Id look for a bigger one but it seems that I cant buy them... which got me thinking: "am I being naughty wanting to steam more milk at once..."?

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    Re: Larger than 1.5L Jug

    I reckon it is a bottleneck because it takes much longer to steam 1.5L of milk than it does to pull the coffee. You need to have similar timing that way one or the other doesnt stand waiting.

    I use 600ml jugs all the time, and never have to use more than 1 jug for my largest coffee. The timing is such that nothing ever has to wait very long, if at all.

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    Re: Larger than 1.5L Jug

    Im never making 1 coffee at a time though - its always at least 2, if not 3 or more (with a backlog of 10 more to make)

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    Re: Larger than 1.5L Jug

    Youll never catch up if it takes more than 30 seconds to texture your milk. Large drinks also take up an entire group, so you can really only make 3 of those at any one time.

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    Re: Larger than 1.5L Jug

    so i guess thats a no then... (no such thing/naughty to have larger than 1.5L jug...)

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    Re: Larger than 1.5L Jug

    Quote Originally Posted by Menace link=1209952538/0#4 date=1210211009
    so i guess thats a no then... (no such thing/naughty to have larger than 1.5L jug...)
    Unless of course, you buy your milk in 3ltr bottles, pour a bit off, and just stick the steam wand directly into the container! ;D

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    I have "special" 16 oz. cups that I use for the next-door panel beaters coffees. With a triple in each, a 600ml just is the perfect size for one. I have 4 600ml jugs in the rotation, and have never needed a bigger one.

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    Re: Larger than 1.5L Jug

    Hi Menace,

    I work in a high volume situation from time to time in our Church cafe, and find I have far better cotrol, with less waste, when using a smaller rather than larger jug. I have also observe a lot of baristi in cafes using 600ml or even 500ml jugs in preference to 1 Litre or above.

    Trevorbeans





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