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I'm not familiar with Costa, but I am with Starbucks. Let me offer my ideas in what's different. Starbucks stores use fully automatic espresso machines with semi automatic frothing wands. The espresso machines make true espresso, unlike all of the brewing options you mentioned. This is the main reason the coffee is better. The frothing wand also uses steam ...


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The only thing you haven’t tried according to your list is genuine espresso with steamed milk. The standard coffee chain menu is based on espresso shots and steamed milk, in various ratios, and perhaps some flavor syrups. The coffees types you mentioned are all “thinner”, i.e. with a higher water-to-coffee ratio (the nespresso is probably closest to a true ...


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Your premise is incorrect -- they aren't actually very good at all. You just haven't had anything better to compare them with, and besides, this is a subjective opinion. The reason they are better than the coffee you're making at home, and more expensive, is primarily their investment in tools and training. They're using a much better coffee machine and ...


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The reason that they are good is partly: training, consistency and practice; with quality ingredients. There are quite a few barista tells all websites with recipes, including Starbucks itself: https://athome.starbucks.com/site-map/ Starbucks YouTube Channel: "How to Make a Latte" https://delishably.com/dining-out/Starbucks-Drink-Guide-Lattes ...


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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 and foam as you'll actually use. This gives you the space to spin the milk and create lots of microfoam. After you have an appropriate pitcher, follow these ...


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