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    The "Perfect" Latte

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Whos needs a good laugh....

    It looks as though Ive been getting it very wrong!!

    Enjoy *;)

    http://www.rancilio.it/popup/achieving_perfect_latte.html

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    Re: The "Perfect" Latte

    What ever happened to the 1/3 espresso 1/3 milk 1/3 foam ratio?

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    Hard to believe that how to" info is actually promoted by Rancilio themselves. Love the tamper. One would think that after all the years Silvia has been around and praised to the hilt for the great coffee it produces that Rancilio would supply a decent tamper with it.

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    Re: The "Perfect" Latte

    ...and an ice-cream scoop to help with lattes.

    I still want my Silvia though.

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    OMG!!! Thats just embarrassing.

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    Theyre not gonna go real well in a latte art competition eh


    "This is called the iceberg"...... :o::)

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    It just looks so gross!!

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    The correct foam looks like dishwashing foam

    and the incorrect foam looks like bubblebath :p

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    oh my lord... :o

    Theyve invented a new drink, 1/2 latte, 1/2 flat white...the la white, or the fllatte...

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    Re: The "Perfect" Latte

    Dont laugh
    I have been to a cafe that used that method

    KK

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    KK, unfortunately, I think we have ALL been to a cafe using that method!

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    Thats one way to destroy credibility.... but yep, also had the misfortune to see it happen in shops.

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    Swhat happens when you let the Marketing guys loose :(.... hope a couple of the real coffee people at Rancilio fix it up soon.....

    Mal.

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    I had a laugh

    Unreal! On the official web-site no less? I thought it was a prank. ;D

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    Im by no means proficient at producing microfoam for lattes, but mine blow that rubbish out of the water.
    The Iceberg, i like it.

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    Hi Coffee snobs,

    This is my first post, and It appears that I have caught the brown bug (I think I could also catch the green one soon) and have enjoyed reading the forums very much.

    I am very new to this but I must say it is almost beyond belief, I am almost lost for words.

    Similar to dishwater in appearance with scoop of a, b or c

    a: a frothy mass formed in salivating or sweating
    b: a stabilized froth produced chemically or mechanically and used especially in fighting oil fires
    c: a material in a lightweight cellular form resulting from introduction of gas bubbles during manufacture

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    Re: The "Perfect" Latte

    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1213853820/0#1 date=1213854323
    What ever happened to the 1/3 espresso 1/3 milk 1/3 foam ratio?
    Isnt that a Cappaccino TG? A Latte has double the milk with some cap like foam on top. I dont know what Rancillio was making in that video - bird turd soup perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrecker link=1213853820/0#16 date=1215569348
    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1213853820/0#1 date=1213854323
    What ever happened to the 1/3 espresso 1/3 milk 1/3 foam ratio?
    Isnt that a Cappaccino TG? *A Latte has double the milk with some cap like foam on top. *I dont know what Rancillio was making in that video - bird turd soup perhaps?
    I watched all the videos.

    "Cappuccino should be half steamed milk and half micro froth. The froth should have small bubbles not big ones. Bigger bubbles makes the froth too light. To make a cappuccino, add your espresso to a cappuccino cup. Using a spoon, hold back the frothed milk in your steaming pitcher and pour the steamed milk into the cappuccino cup. Fill half the remainder of the room in the cup with steamed milk, then spoon the foamed milk on top to fill the remainder of the cup."

    All confusing.

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    Thats whacked...even the Sunbeam instruction manuals have better how-tos in the back of them.

    And as for the look of the Berg, its just weird...why not simply froth your milk so that the remainder of the pour after your desired amount of textured milk is foam? I do that, and Ive owned a machine for only 2 weeks! Steam/texture/foam milk, pour the whole shebang into a waiting vessel containing a shot of espresso.

    Easy. Right?

    Right???

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    Re: The "Perfect" Latte

    mmmmmmmm, where can I get one of those? :)

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    the strange bit is that its not a fun video as with "perfect espresso" from another topic ;-)



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