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How to Pick the Best Latte Artist Pitcher?

The right milk pitcher can make a big difference in latte art. Any barista that is honest will tell you this. The right one can greatly improve the accuracy of your pour, which will ultimately impact the quality and taste of the latte art.

There are many options online for latte art, including a variety of milk frothing pitchers and jugs. Finding the right one can quickly become confusing and overwhelming.

Start exploring all your options. You’ll be amazed at the variety of designs, sizes, materials, and colors available.

It isn’t necessarily a bad thing to have lots of choices.

What makes a good pitcher?

The four major factors that define a good pitcher are size, width, materials, and shape. They are the size, widths, materials, and shape of the spout. Even though they seem all obvious, each factor has a very significant impact on how your latte art turns out.

Why is width important

You may have heard of microfoam. No, you didn’t! Microfoam creates the ideal texture for free-pour designs. And the milk tastes quite amazing.

So how does micro-foam relate to the pitcher’s size? If the jug’s width is sufficient, it will make a small whirlpool when you steam the milk. This creates microfoam from the bubbles breaking down and allows the milk to heat evenly and to be well-aerated.

But if your jug does not have enough space, your lattes will not taste as delicious.

Why is the size and importance of your pitcher so important?

When choosing the right size, the most common choices are either 12oz or 20, depending on your preference. There are many smaller and larger sizes, but they are more “conventional” than the bigger ones.

Here are some things to think about when choosing the size of your cup. The most important question to ask yourself is how much milk are you planning to use to make the beverage.

If the pitcher is too full, it will cause milk to overflow when you steam it. If your pitcher is too full, the milk won’t steam properly because the steaming tool won’t be submerged.

You want the milk to sit below the spout.

Does the material of a pitcher have any bearing?

This topic is open to debate, and ultimately it comes down to your personal preferences. However, it is strongly recommended that you get a pitcher made out of stainless steel.

The reason we recommend stainless steel is because it retains heat and keeps the temperature consistent. Keep in mind that the milk will be heated to 70 degrees Celsius (approximately 160 degrees Fahrenheit). Therefore, stainless steel is a good choice.

We all know how hot stainless steel pitchers can get. However, if that isn’t your thing, you can always get a Teflon plated one.

Let’s get down to spouts.

Although some factors may be harder to remember, the spout can be an essential part of any barista’s knowledge.

It makes all the difference to have the perfect spot for your pitcher. This can make it easier for even novice baristas to bring incredible drinks to life.

Most people start with a simple spout. It allows us to pour smooth, consistent “blobs,” of microfoam. You might choose a pitcher that has a sharper edge if your goal is to create intricate designs like hearts or tulips.

You can play around with the control, consistency, shape, and size of each spout.

You might now be thinking that milk jugs are essential for your latte art creations. Each creation will require a milk container that is unique to it.

The truth is that there are many pitchers available online.