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Hi everyone, I tend to make two lattes / flat whites every morning, and I steam the requisite amount of milk. I've managed to improve my steaming technique to the point where I can get enough of the right 'wet paint'-consistency milk for latte art on the first drink, but by the time I hit the second, I'm left with a load of froth at the bottom of the pitcher which is only good for a cappucino. Is this state of milk normal, or poor technique on my part? I don't want to be throwing away a ton of milk every morning if I can possibly avoid it, I'd like to use everything I have in the pitcher. PS For info, I'm using a Fracino Cherub with the standard four-hole steamer tip, and the milk I usually use is unhomogenised whole milk, either Channel Island or the Free Range Farmers brand from Asda (though sometimes I use other stuff, like whole Goat's milk or Oatly Barista, with similar results).
Thanks everyone for your advice all those weeks ago. After much consideration I've bought a Office Leva Dual Boiler and a Eureka Mignon grinder. I'm very happy so far - I do enjoy the coffee making process Only regret so far is that it's not plumbed in - I'm forever lifting the lid to fill it. Not such a big deal, but means I can't fill it whilst warming my cups, and also exposes the less beautiful inside of the machine. A question about the steam wand though - when the milk is cold I put the wand deep in the milk and turn the tap... and get a banshee like screaming that sends the poor cats fleeing. It passes after 10 seconds or so, and can be prevented if I turn the tap on with just 0.5cm of the tip in the milk. What causes this?
I have a Jura Impressa F70 machine which is a fantastic bean to coffee machine for me. I know it is not as good as individual components e.g. the milk steaming isnt that good..... but it gives a quick good cup of coffee. However I want to strart using different beans. If I want to try a new bean I need to empty out the bean compartment which takes a long time to do by scooping it out as it is very fiddly! Or I have to drink a lot of coffee quickly! The Impressa F70 has the option of using ground coffee...... so for when I want to use a different bean to the one in my machine I want to grind a small quantity to make a cuppa..... e.g. if I have some 'very nice' beans for occassional sue only. So would anyone have any reccomendations of a reasonably priced but good quality machine for very low volume use e.g. 3-4 cups per week. I was looking at £20-40. Cheers