[Homeroast] OT: 8 oz or 10 oz straight sidewall frothingpitchers?

Rob Lombardi rob at lombardispot.com
Sun Sep 25 23:31:07 CDT 2011

Sometimes I like an ounce or two more in the pitcher because I feel like it adds a little more wiggle room. If you add too much milk, you can always dump a little, but if you don't add enough, you are a bit screwed, and I hate when the last bit might be a big clump of foam that ruins the latte art. Sure, if you "perfect" your technique you can get it right every time. But as a home user, I don't fret over a few ounces of wasted milk. What's the old saying, don't cry over spilled milk! ;)
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From: "miKe mcKoffee" <mckona at comcast.net>
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Subject: Re: [Homeroast] OT: 8 oz or 10 oz straight sidewall frothingpitchers?

Bah. Wasting milk is wasting milk needlessly. Five years ago my first
(barely) successful attempt steaming 1oz milk in 3oz pitcher for a no waste
macchiato let alone a no waste cappuccino. See pictured documentation: 

Now I routinely use a standard steaming shaped 5oz pitcher from Orphan
Espresso for macchs. Granted I'm about the only one at Compass nuts enough
to do it. It's tricky as hell to play the steam just right to get half way
decent texture, not go over temp, and keep it in the pitcher BUT it can be
done with practice. And every barista we employ had best be able to steam a
no waste cappuccino in common 12oz steaming pitcher or they're out the door.

And don't say yeah but miKe's a professional. I developed the skills first
strictly as a home-barista. That no waste macch' was a year before I began
my professional coffee Journey.

Invest the milk (and/or water with dish soap) taking the time to learn, then
you don't have to waste milk anymore. It is that simple. Didn't say
necessarily easy, easier for some than others, but it is simply a learned
the skill.

Slave to the Bean miKe mcKoffee
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