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

Greg Hollrigel ghollrigel at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 11:48:15 CDT 2011


Thanks everyone!  I forgot about that saying ;-)

On 9/25/11, Rob Lombardi <rob at lombardispot.com> wrote:
>
> Mike,
>
> 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! ;)
>
> -Rob
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "miKe mcKoffee" <mckona at comcast.net>
> Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2011 12:50am
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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:
> http://www.home-barista.com/tips/no-milk-waste-home-macchiato-t2347.html
>
> 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
> www.CompassCoffeeRoasting.com
> URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:
> http://www.mckoffee.com/
>
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> found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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