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NobbyR
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Posted Mon Sep 10, 2012, 3:41am
Subject: Re: Steamed Milk vs Froth vs Foam vs Textured Milk etc.
 

There's a German expression: "Das Auge isst mit.", which literally translates to "the eye eats as well". It means that good food should be presented in a pleasing manner.

 
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Posted Wed Sep 12, 2012, 6:07am
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While it is possible to get some sort of "art" on a cap, I find that the foam required for a cap not a latte, is really a bit too thick to get much definition of any art. Another way to decorate the drink is with stencils. Over the top of the finished drink, you hold the stencil and sprinkle a fine powder such as cocoa over the top, thus adding decoration to the top of the drink.
Check out this link for a nice look at coffee art,
http://www.ilovecoffeebook.com/coffeeArt.html
Good stuff even if they are sponsored by Breville LOL

 
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Posted Wed Sep 12, 2012, 7:02am
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While I appreciate a rosetta or a heart on my cappuccino, I'd be bewildered to have Winnie The Pooh smile up on me from a cup.

 
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