When learning how to make latte art, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the classic pouring technique often seen at coffeehouses. Knowing how to pour latte art like this is simpler than it may seem!
First, brew a shot of one of our coffee varieties that go perfectly with milk, such as Van Houtte® Espresso Superiore coffee. Then, whip up some microfoam in a milk frothing pitcher using a steam wand. To create a heart, pour steamed milk into the centre of the cup while moving the pitcher slightly from side to side, until a large spot of foam appears. Then, finish the heart by pouring foam forward in a straight line.
To create a flower, slowly pour steamed milk into the centre of the cup, then lower the pitcher closer to the cup and pour faster. Tilt the cup slightly and wiggle the pitcher back and forth to create a zig-zag. Straighten the cup, slow down, and pour a line of foam through the centre of the design to give the appearance of a flower.
Remember, when it comes to learning how to make latte art, practice makes perfect!