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Milk texturing issues on commercial machine!

I just spent the day making coffees for a work function. They hired an expobar commercial coffee machine and I failed to get one nice jug of milk all day, no matter what I tried it was always frothy ...
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Bean-to-cup coffee machines without milk steamer

I want to make high quality espressos at home with a machine like this, but I don't like milk. Therefore, if there is a machine like this without the milk steamer, it would be preferred. Do you know ...
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Difference between steam wand and aeroccino frother

I often use an Aeroccino automatic milk frother that comes with some Nespresso machines. It froths milk by whisking it rapidly in a heated cup and produces a rather pleasant foam, though the resulting ...
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Getting the sound of really good micro bubbles

I have heard that the perfect sound while steaming milk should sound like paper ripping, but I have seen a lot more talented people making a decent coffee with good micro bubbles without that sound. ...
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How can I improve this latte?

I have this Delonghi espresso machine. After much trial and error, I have got to the point where my I am able to make cappuccinos and lattes with a milk texture which is pleasing to taste. In order ...
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Where can I find a stand-alone coffee wand for home use?

I'm looking for a stand alone steam wand like the Dualit Cino . Do such machines exist nowadays? Ps. The Dulit Cino doesn't seem to be available in the US and is a bit expensive for me.
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Foam knife one on Breville dual boiler?

Is there any method to install the foam knife one steam tip (such as this one) on the Breville BES920xl?
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Can a handheld milk frother produce micro-foam?

When steaming milk with a steam wand, many sources I've found say that the texturing stage of milk frothing can only be done before the milk reaches body temperature, hence why cooling milk and milk ...
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What temperature to froth hemp milk to?

When frothing cow's milk, if you exceed 150 degrees, you can scald the milk which makes it taste like eggs. Is there a similar upper temperature for hemp milk?
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What steam wand to replace my Gaggia Carezza old machine?

I have an old model of Gaggie Carezza that can be found here. The steam wand needs to be replaced. Does anyone know which one is suitable? I have been looking at this Rancilio Silvia steam wand but ...
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What is the next best milk substitute for a latte?

I used to drink lattes every day and realized the milk (lactose) was making me feel bad. I'm looking for a good substitute that will steam well, taste good, and be nice for making latte art. What will ...
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What qualities do I need from an espresso machine or steam wand in order to produce good latte art?

I'm learning to brew coffee, and one of my aspirations is to be able to brew a good, solid cup of latte, with the milk foamed just right all the way through. I'm getting there, but beyond that point, ...
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How should I vary my steaming technique to create the correct ratios of steamed to foamed milk for the drink I wish to create?

When steaming (semi-skimmed) milk with the steam wand on my Espresso Machine I tend to end up with quite an even texture throughout. I always steam the milk until it reaches the 'steam zone' on my ...