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How to create these 3-D latte art?

This video here seems to have a good tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTZNs2Mjxos The steps seem to be as follow: Make your latte as normal, heating/frothing the milk as you normally would -...
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How can I improve this latte?

I own this machine and have since moved on from it for the exact reasons you stated. It is possible to create microfoam that is good enough for making clearly defined latte art on the Delonghi Dedica ...
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What is the next best milk substitute for a latte?

I'd give oat milk a try. I had an oat milk latte on the weekend and it was surprisingly good. The milk texture was the closest to normal milk I've had. I did not steam the milk myself (had it at ...
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What is the next best milk substitute for a latte?

Here's another take, but going in the direction more of performance for foam (i.e., more for cappuccino than latte), mostly because I found links about that :) and because steamed milk should foam. If ...
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What causes the crema in my latte to appear so charred?

Hard to diagnose just on the back of a photo, but if I had to guess, I'd say the milk is not "sunk" properly (i.e. the consistency of your espresso is different to that of the milk). This would also ...
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What qualities do I need from an espresso machine or steam wand in order to produce good latte art?

In my experience, it is difficult to achieve perfect microfoam with a home brewing espresso machine. Essentially what you need is a 15 bar pump and a boiler chamber big enough to hold enough steam to ...
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What is the next best milk substitute for a latte?

Just for fun, I will name 3 alternates: Almond, Soy, and Hemp. Almond Not that good as a milk substitute on taste (better alone), yet a great way to make healthier coffee. As for the health benefits, ...
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Can you practice latte art with UHT milk?

Back then when i got my first espresso machine i was recommended a method using a pinch of dishwashing soap in a pitcher with water. This way i was able to practice and enhance my frothing skills. ...
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How can I improve this latte?

I've steamed milk on my friend's Saeco Aroma, which seems to be in the same class as your Delonghi, and was able to get good microfoam. Aside from getting some pointers along the way, the key is ...
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What is the next best milk substitute for a latte?

Tried oatmilk yesterday at home as a milk substitute in my lattés and it was delicious. I used an organic brand with zero other things in it and it frothed up almost identically to normal milk (i use ...
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Can you practice latte art with UHT milk?

Some people don't like the "off" taste imparted by the Ultra-High Temperature ("UHT") process, but for the purposes of practicing your late art, foaming UHT should not be a problem. You'll find some ...
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What causes the crema in my latte to appear so charred?

In addition to what have been said by @Stanimiroff, it could be added that, in general, fine cream with, no bubbles*, can be achieved if the steam is used to twirl the milk initially and distribute ...
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Is it possible to make latte-art with a coffee machine that has a cappucinatore?

Latte art typically requires you to pour one thing into the other (the frothed milk into the espresso). You could of course try to move the cup with the milk already in it while brewing the espresso ...
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What is the next best milk substitute for a latte?

All of your stated options can work well and @PythonMaster covered the pros and cons pretty well. You stated that latte art and steaming well were important and I didn't see you mention wanting ...
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What is the next best milk substitute for a latte?

Lactose free milk is milk. I'm lactose intolerant and I know it won't cause you problems if you are just lactose intolerant. Some people are determined to avoid dairy, but if that's not your goal, go ...
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Is it possible to make latte-art with a coffee machine that has a cappucinatore?

As Niko said, the answer is NO. I was not familiar with the cappucinatore, but assuming this is how your milk is steamed, it is just way too frothy for latte art. Even if you had it poured into a ...
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How can I improve this latte?

"I still can't get a fine enough foam to produce latte art." If you are not satisfied with your milk foam because of the small bubbles on the surface, then try to "bump" the pitcher (knock the table ...
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How to froth milk for latte art with a delonghi magnifica

TL;DR; Remove the outer panarello leaving just the inner steam tip. Turn the jug at a 45 degree angle and try to get the milk to spin round in a vortex. Detail: The panarello brings in extra air to ...
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Piece that goes screwed in my steam wand

Is it a wand with a single tip at the end? To get microfoam, you only have to produce a little foam at the start of steaming, a few light 'rips' of bubbles, then the rest of the time is spent ...
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Problems with latte art: too thick to draw

From the video, I agree with the comment that you haven't made enough foam. This is probably mostly due to the small vessel you have. The proper steaming pitcher should hold about twice as much milk ...
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Best technique to make latte art with an Aeroccino 3?

Check this out https://youtu.be/X00xSAndJZU I also find that the milk will be separated with the foam quite fast so you need to immediately pour the milk out of the can. Shaking the can also help a ...
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How can I improve this latte?

I have had this exact same machine for about 1 month and am realizing that it is just much more difficult (so far impossible for me) to get art-quality micro-foam out of it for two reasons: 1- Steam ...
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What is the next best milk substitute for a latte?

Oat milk is a lactose free alternative. You can make it yourself or buy it in the store. Oatly is good although it does have a bit more sugar etc than the regular oat milk. http://www.oatly.com/...
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