Latte Art: Adding Value to Coffee or Not?

Writing for Perfect Daily Grind, Julian Loayza asks if latte art improves your coffee or not? See my summaries below for more information.

 

  • Though it looks great, latte art does change the balance of the milk to coffee making it slightly bitter in comparison to a mixed latte with a rich, creamy flavor
  • But we do tend to associate effort with quality and value, so the extra step to create latte art does add to the presentation of your drink—making it arguably more enjoyable
  • As long as baristas can find the right microfoam to art ratio, there’s no reason your coffee shouldn’t both look and taste great

 

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