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Probably a daft question so please be patient with a noob.

 

What milk should I be using for Latte, Capucino etc.? Currently using 2% semi-skimmed.

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I hear also that some people like their coffee light roasted .

 

No ....where ......not on here

Yeah you can use semi skimmed , I personally prefer the sweet creamyness of full fat milk.

Psychologically or not the texture feels different too

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I usually use skimmed milk and can get a decent texture (it does take a bit more stretching). If I'm looking to impress with velvet like latte art then I use Duchy full fat (from Waitrose)

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Blue is best...

 

In fact... I raise...

 

Blue but Prince Charles Organic from Ayrshire cows Waitrose Duchy Line... 89p.

 

It's non homogenised, so the cream varies through the bottle, unless one shakes it before use.

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Cravendale (or the Tesco filtered version) help with consistency of the milk through the year as cows diets change from winter to summer feed. Full fat is the easiest one to get silky microfoam as well, though it won't exactly break the bank for someone to do their own experiments and try for themselves.

 

Top tip, if the milk smells of baby sick, you've steamed it to too high a temperature

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Cravendale (or the Tesco filtered version) help with consistency of the milk through the year as cows diets change from winter to summer feed. Full fat is the easiest one to get silky microfoam as well, though it won't exactly break the bank for someone to do their own experiments and try for themselves.

 

Top tip, if the milk smells of baby sick, you've steamed it to too high a temperature

Ooh-er Geordie...

 

Whatever possessed you to steam baby sick?

 

:)

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Blue milk. The fat is important to the texture

 

What is blue milk? Is it a northern thing? I've never heard of it! Down in the south we have Jersey Milk, Milk, Semi-Skimmed Milk and Skimmed Milk.

 

All of it is, well, milk coloured that is white(ish).

 

Perhaps someone would enlighten me!

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Blue is whole milk, so called because the top of the bottle is generally blue (semi skimmed is green and red is skimmed). I lived 'down south' for six years as well as in the north of Scotland for five and can confirm this is not a regional scheme of colour coding.

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Blue topped milk from a glass bottle actually means it's Skimmed, with silver foil meaning full fat and red semi-skimmed.

 

Maybe the supermarkets with their plastic bottle colours got the idea of confusing everyone from Walkers who insist on the wrong colours for Cheese and Onion, and Salt and Vinegar crisps!

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