This is what you need:
– Heating device to heat up the milk
– Thermometer to measure the temperature of your milk
– a French Press or manual milk frother to froth the milk
. a milk jug (any kind you prefer)
. a cup or glass
– Milk (any kind you prefer)
– Coffee powder
And these are the steps:
– Heat up the milk of your choice on any heating source you have available at home. The milk should reach a temperature of about 55C° to 60C° Any higher than 70C° and you’ll start burning the milk!
– Once your milk is ready, pour it into your French Press or manual milk frother and start pushing the plunger up and down. The more pushes, the thicker the milk will get. It’s a matter of practice and experience to decide, how many pushes are needed. But you might start with 10-15 times
– Now pour the textured milk into the jug of your choice. You can use any kind, yet the more pointy your spout, the easier it’s going to be
– Put some ground coffee beans into your cup. You can either grind the coffee yourself with a manual grinder, or simply buy pre-ground coffee
– Now start pouring, thereby practicing your technique and patterns. Once you’re done, you can pour the entire content of the cup back into the jug. Give the milk-coffee mixture a good swirl to keep the microfoam in tact and start over by putting new coffee grinds into the cup, pouring yet again.
The best part: You can repeat this process multiple times, saving lots of milk and coffeee! 🙂