leverage is the key to make latte art

Are you still struggling about making consistent, delicate and crispy rosettas?

Possibly you have been taught by the wrong method of body strength or you may not even be aware of it. Before we dip into the topic about leverage, I want to explain what a crispy rosetta looks like and why it is so important before you craft your own masterpieces. 

A crispy rosetta should have consistent empty space in between leaves, which looks like empty leaves. This requires consistent wiggling speed and same distance between your milk spout and coffee. That’s why how you hold the cup, which for most people is the left hand, is a very critical factor as well. 

Most importantly, your main hand, the right hand for the majority, if you can’t produce consistent strength from the elbow muscle to the milk jugs, you have zero chance to create crispy rosetta, not to mention multiple rosettas. Here I talk about elbow strength instead of wrist strength, which may cause occupational damages to yourself. I believe you already acknowledge the wrong wrist strength method from my youtube video. Here we want to leverage our elbow muscle to make crispy rosettas.

I Use Breville the barista pro to practice latte art at home. It has built-in grinder. it allows you to learn to adjust the grind.

So, how should I actually use my elbow strength to leverage?

1.Your palm has to touch the end of the jug handle.

2.Your elbow has to be at the same height as cup holding. Some people like to hold the cup real height as close to the mouth; some people like to hold the cup as low as their belly button. As long as your elbow sticks to the same high as cup holding, you are using elbow strength.

If you are a beginner, this temp control milk jug helps you identify the right temperature. 

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So, why does your palm have to touch the end of the jug handle? 

If you refer to the picture I drew, when your palm touches the jug handle, your strength point is actually at the bottom end of the milk jug. By doing so, you are seated at the bottom end of a seesaw. This way is far easier to make a swing. This way allows you to leverage 100% of your milk pitcher. However, how could you make a swing when you sit on the right top of the seesaw middle point? This is exactly the same mistake when people use their thumb and index finger to grip at the top of jug handles.

I Use Breville the barista pro to practice latte art at home. It has built-in grinder. it allows you to learn to adjust the grind as well. It creates silky milk to make modern complex latte art. 

Again, leverage is the key to making crispy rossetas. 

In real estate terms, you leverage others money to create your own wealth. Likewise, you leverage your elbow strength to create consistent, delicate and crispy rosettas. I mean multiple rosettas. But still, fundamentally, you have to fully understand in regarding silky milk steaming process prior to this session. I hope my explanation helps you find an easy way to make a clean rosetta and work with efficiency.

For beginner, this temp control milk jug helps you identify the right temperature.