Doing coffee art is the correct way to impress your friends and family and prove you’re a barista ninja! With a little bit of practice, you can create stunning designs on the surface of their cuppas that’ll quite frankly look too good to drink. Here’s a 2 minute guide on how to get started in your new career as a coffee Arteest!:
- So you do need some good equipment but if you’re into coffee art I suspect you already have some: You’ll need a good quality espresso machine, a frothing pitcher, and a milk thermometer. Make sure your milk is cold and fresh.
- Ready the milk: Pour your milk into the frothing pitcher and steam it until it reaches a temperature of around 140°F. You want to create a smooth, velvety texture without any large bubblies.
- Brew it good: While your milk is steaming, brew a shot of espresso. You can use any type of coffee you like, but some people prefer a darker roast( like any of our HR blends) for better contrast in the art.
- Pour your milk: Hold the frothing pitcher with your non-dominant hand and pour the milk into the espresso with your dominant hand. You want to pour in a circular motion from a height of around 3 inches. Give it a go!
- Create your master piece: If you can’t do it in one pull, it’s quite ok to use a toothpick or a coffee stirrer to create your design. You can make hearts, flowers, or even dinosaurs!
- Have fun practicing and don’t give up: Coffee art takes time and practice to master, so don’t be swayed if your first few attempts don’t turn out the way you want. Keep it, and before long you’ll be a coffee art pro! Yeah!
Remember, coffee art is all about having fun and being creative (and impressing people). Don’t be afraid to experiment with different designs and techniques. With a little bit of patience and practice, you’ll be creating stunning coffee art in a just jiffy.
So, grab your favorite mug and get started on your coffee Arteest adventure today! And if you want to take your skills to the next level, there are tons of online tutorials and classes available to help you perfect your technique.
Here’s a couple: