Pouring Pointers Pt. 3

Hello everyone, following on from our last tip, this week we will be discussing how to pour tulips. Using the information from setting your canvas sets you up to begin to pour this classic pattern.


Step 1 – Set The Canvas

For more information on how to do this read our article here (link)


Step 2 – Tilt Your Glass

Foam is added to the cup when the jug is at more of a tilt. Tilting your glass allows you to get really close to the surface of the coffee and also tilts your jug more giving a much better flow of foam


Step 3 – Lovehearts

All that A tulip pattern is is a series of love hearts, start from the back and let a circle of foam form


Step 4 – Repetition

Just in front of the first circle you’ve poured pour another slightly smaller one. Repeat this process as many times as you can fit into the cup. Don’t forget to leave room to cut through at the end though (1-2mm)


Step 5 – Lift Up To Cut

Once you’ve wiggled out your pattern you’ll need to cut back through it to turn it into a rosetta, before you do this it’s best to lift the milk jug up and away from the cup. When you do this it makes the stream of milk act like a knife and it will neatly split your pattern into the classic tulip shape. If you don’t lift your jug up a big patch of foam will come out.

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