Trewithen Dairy’s famous Cornish Barista Milk is now available nationally in Ocado and regionally in SPAR and Lidl, so the leading Cornish dairy guides you on how to make the perfect latte at home with award-winning barista milk, which produces superior milk froth.
According to a recent study by the market information agency Mintel, consumers are moving to the “fourth wave” of high-quality homemade coffee. With the growing popularity of home barista setups, Trewithen Dairy’s Cornish Barista Milk helps coffee enthusiasts bring the cafe experience into their own homes, resulting in perfect barista quality coffee. High-quality milk procured from local Cornish farms and prepared with care is specially designed to complement the rich flavors of the coffee, resulting in a velvety and gentle latte.
Try Trewithen’s top tips for creating the perfect latte and remember practice makes perfect!
Making the perfect lather
Trewithen Dairy’s Cornish Barista Milk is perfect for creating barista-style microfoam thanks to its ideal combination of protein (3.5%) and butterfat (4%), which creates a creamy texture and a silky, longer-lasting microfoam.
Fill a third of the milk jug so that there is room for the milk in the jug and enough milk for frothing.
Quickly empty the steam wand before use to remove excess steam.
Place the steamer just below the surface of the milk and after a few short chirps lower the steamer deeper into the milk and place it on the side of the jug. This should start a swirling movement in the milk. Heat the milk to about 65°C and whisk until velvety.
Pulling your espresso
For every good coffee, it’s important to start with high-quality coffee to get a solid and tasty base. Whether you use an espresso machine or a coffee capsule, you need about 25-30 ml of espresso coffee. Start brewing the espresso as soon as you start frothing the milk so it’s ready to use. Ideally, you’re looking for a golden crema on top of your espresso.
Once the milk is frothed, gently tap the jug or tap it against the table to remove any unwanted air bubbles and prepare to pour.
Starting from a relatively high position 2-3 inches above the cup in a centered manner, slowly pour the frothed milk over the espresso in a steady stream until the cup is almost half full. Continue pouring while gradually reducing the amount of milk and steepening the pouring angle by adding a little flick of the wrist. When the pitcher is almost full, lift the pitcher and move it forward while creating the first heart pattern.
You can enhance your latte with syrups, spices or spiced powders according to your taste.
Trewithen Dairy is hoping coffee lovers at home will share their latte creations on social media using the hashtag #trewbar for a chance to be featured on their official channels.
For more information about Trewithen Dairy and its premium dairy products, visit www.trewithendairy.co.uk.