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  1. Coffee Accessories
    Does anyone know where I can purchase a milk to perfection milk pitcher? Or is there a similar type of jug that you would recommend?
  2. Barista Skills for the home enthusiast
    Is there a minimum amount of milk you can get away with and still get a good microfoam? For a Cortado or Macchiato for example. I am failing to get any foamy milk, just floating froth and I wondered if you need enough milk for the foam to form without the milk overheating. I'm using a La...
  3. Sold
    Gaggia Classic in great condition for sale. 2006 model pre-philips i.e. larger solenoid / higher wattage Usual mods done (OPV adjusted, rancillio Silvia steam arm installed with a twist!) I found the Rancilio steam tip itself was still not good enough for microfoam so I fit an additional...
  4. Coffee Lounge
    Does anyone have any useful tips to make milk steaming a bit more systematic and consistent? I know my machine and I know what I'm doing but every single time I get a slightly different result from my milk, some days it's too thick, some days too thin and some days perfect, with no really...
  5. Barista Skills for the home enthusiast
    Hi everyone I am still getting through gallons of milk trying to get a decent technique on my Alex mk2. I am a self confessed novice, so would like some opinions on these few attempts - specifically if they are microfoam (for flat white / latte) or if they should have no visible bubbles at...
  6. Sold
    For sale ESPRO Toroid milk pitchers minus original box. I have one 12oz and one 20oz pitcher that have been barely used and are in excellent condition. These pitchers are beautifully designed and solidly constructed with a fantastic feel in your hand. Pictures attached, sorry if they appear...
  7. Barista Skills for the home enthusiast
    Most of the information I have read for frothing milk seems to involve two stages - stretching and then incorporating the stretched milk to make a micro-foam. I was intrigued to see a video ( about 1 minute in) on YouTube where the barista didn't seem to do anything other than place the...
  8. Gaggia Forum
    Morning all, is there a way/has anyone attempted to modify their classic so the steam wand can be pulled out at an angle? (Business end further away from the machine) my machine has a Silvia wand which swivels out around the pipe as a pivot point but I'd like to be able to angle it to aid...
  9. Barista Skills for the home enthusiast
    I've just finished using my first couple of pints of whole milk. What a revelation! Dead easy to get really silky microfoam and even latte art is much easier. The reason it's taken me so long to get around to trying whole milk is the many people here and elsewhere saying that semi-skimmed is...
  10. Coffee Lounge
    On the odd occasion i need micro foam milk it's very hit&miss, using cravendale milk as supposed to be very steady, question is, milk from fridge cold as this takes a bit longer to steam say to 70c or do you steam milk at room temperature.
  11. New Members Section
    Hello folks, i have owned an ascasso espresso machine (the Arc model i think) for a couple of years and although it made decent coffee, there was something missing when compared to my favourite cafe's latte's, and also the milk would microfoam up quite nicely but i could never get the...
  12. Barista Skills for the home enthusiast
    We are now on a health kick and full fat milk has disappeared from the fridge. I am finding it more difficult to steam skimmed milk and seem to get a harder foam, which is difficult to pour rather than something that was beginning to approach micofoam. Is this just my lack of ability of is there...
  13. Barista Skills for the home enthusiast
    With my milk! About twice I've got milk perfect, but then I can never do it again, even if I do exactly the same thing. Ive got temp tags, a thermometer and a 20 oz jug and I've just also bought an espro toroid 20 oz jug to see if that helped but I still can't get it right. The main problem...
  14. Coffee Accessories
    Hi all, I'm considering buying a Alex Duetto II... The main features I'm after being: Dual boiler. Rotar pump. PID. Dual pressure gauges. Pre-infusion. Large (ish) water tank. I've done a load of comparison research against the La Spaz S1 and the Expobar Leva. I'm pretty happy that...
  15. Coffee Lounge
    For some reason when I drink an iced coffee bought outside my stomach seems to digest it comfortably. But when I make a hot pour over at home topped with micro foamed milk it seems to fill me up and make my stomach not so happy.? The coffee I make is always carefully made, beans weighed and...
  16. Barista Skills for the home enthusiast
    Hi, i need some advice! When I first got my machine in June, it only took a short while to begin achieving decent quality microfoam, due to lots of watching videos and reading tips beforehand. Before long i was getting done reasonable attempts at latte art to match. Good texture, sweet and...
  17. Coffee Lounge
    For some time I've looked at those great cappuccinos you see at the competitions and wondered how they get such nice latte art on a cappuccino. They're not pouring off the side of the jug, I know that much! So tonight I'm reading the WBC rules and the definition of a cappuccino is: So if I...
  18. Coffee Accessories
    I bought a Dualit Espressivo last month and am more than happy with the espresso it produces. I'm less happy with the steam wand however. First off: it's really short! I bought a smaller jug than the one I had, but it's still not ideal. Does anyone know if the wand is replaceable /...
  19. Barista Skills for the home enthusiast
    Hi I've had a Gaggia Tebe machine for about 6 years and whereas I get a very decent espresso, I've always been unable to get consistent results when it comes to foaming milk. As I figured it was something I was doing inconsistently, I've now rigorously standardised my technique, but I still...
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