22 Sep '14, 6pm

Lessons in latte art - The Bean Hunter's Travels: Colombia 2014 - Part Two

Lessons in latte art - The Bean Hunter's Travels: Colombia 2014 - Part Two

After our farm visits, we went to the only cafe in Pitalito known to have an espresso machine and grinder. I had made the comment earlier in the weekend that I was able to do latte art, so they quickly asked if I would be willing to give a demonstration at a coffee shop named Valenzuela Cafe, owned by Fabio Valenzuela. Being able to pull off latte art on a machine you’ve never seen, used, or know of its condition, along with the type and roast of coffee used for the espresso, and how the machine is dialed in were all concerns before even stepping behind the bar. I gave a disclaimer announcing my concerns relating to the conditions in which the espresso and milk preparation would need to be achieved prior to being able to demonstrate. Luckily there was very little for me to adjust. The Epoca Rancillio espresso machine and grinder were practically new, and the coffee was fre...

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