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« Reply #175 on: 16/06/2018, 08:29 AM »
Simon if you want a tulip with a really good wrap around you need the milk the flow really well. The type of milk you use and the amount you stretch it will control this. I was using a non homogenised organic milk last week that tasted absolutely beautiful but boy was it ‘sticky’ and it made for terrible latte art no matter how little I textured it. With the right milk you need a very minimal amount of stretching to get that good flow for these type of patterns.
Cheers Leroy appreciate that mate. Yeah I usually use Pura full cream milk, or Coles brand, and they seem to texture well enough. May experiment with different milk types.

And yeah perhaps even less texturing, but I reckon if I did do any less it would definitely be more flat white than latte. But then perhaps maybe that's what they do in the comps, and that "latte art" just refers to the art and not the beverage (ie 1cm foam). Have poured into a variety of cups, and have settled on a very wide-lipped cup as I can get in really close.

My Profitec Pro 500 definitely has good steam power so this wouldn't be the issue. Have also considered jug type too, I think mine is just a cheapo 400ml jug, can't remember where I got it..
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« Reply #176 on: 16/06/2018, 06:23 PM »
I use Paul’s Physical no fat milk

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« Reply #177 on: 16/06/2018, 09:33 PM »
I use Paul’s Physical no fat milk

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Ah cheers, yeah Paul's brand milk is quite nice!
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« Reply #178 on: 26/06/2018, 07:07 PM »
Recently bought a 300ml Cafelat jug just cos.. just a gift to myself. Totally deserve it right..? I mean.. it's better to have an extra jug anyway.. just in case! One might break... XD

Anyway! Am excited to use it, lots of people seem to like the Cafelat brand ones
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« Reply #179 on: 26/06/2018, 10:35 PM »
I got myself another slightly larger jug with a better pour spout shape about a month ago

Just because I could  :thumb:

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« Reply #180 on: 26/06/2018, 11:21 PM »
I got myself another slightly larger jug with a better pour spout shape about a month ago

Just because I could  :thumb:

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Nooiiiiice ;)
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« Reply #181 on: 11/07/2018, 02:10 PM »
4oz cups are definitely a bit trickier.

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« Reply #182 on: 11/07/2018, 03:30 PM »
Recently bought a 300ml Cafelat jug just cos.. just a gift to myself. Totally deserve it right..? I mean.. it's better to have an extra jug anyway.. just in case! One might break... XD

Anyway! Am excited to use it, lots of people seem to like the Cafelat brand ones

Hi Simon,
I got one of these recently as well.  I am still adjusting to it, as my Bosco is a steam demon.
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« Reply #183 on: 11/07/2018, 04:03 PM »
Hi Simon,
I got one of these recently as well.  I am still adjusting to it, as my Bosco is a steam demon.
Ah nice, yeah I've only used it twice and I'm a big fan, seems to pour much better than my old one!
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« Reply #184 on: 23/07/2018, 05:23 PM »
I love coffee. It's as simple as that.

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« Reply #185 on: 25/07/2018, 01:05 PM »
Nice Leroy! Here's one with my new jug, pours well, still haven't given rosettas a fair go apart from one or two, but am keen to work with this jug to nail them
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« Reply #186 on: 25/07/2018, 03:07 PM »
I like both of the directly above hearts

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« Reply #187 on: 26/07/2018, 12:34 PM »
Cheers KK

Not exactly a heart, but am very happy with this Cafelat jug! Still really wanna work on nailing these, am comfortable with double rosettas and swans, but the single rosetta has always eluded me and has always been hit and miss... it must be because of the need for detail, symmetry, balance etc
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« Reply #188 on: 30/07/2018, 06:43 PM »
Cheers KK

Not exactly a heart, but am very happy with this Cafelat jug! Still really wanna work on nailing these, am comfortable with double rosettas and swans, but the single rosetta has always eluded me and has always been hit and miss... it must be because of the need for detail, symmetry, balance etc

You’re doing better than me Simon. Here’s my last sorry excuse for a rosetta-

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« Reply #189 on: 30/07/2018, 09:23 PM »
You’re doing better than me Simon. Here’s my last sorry excuse for a rosetta-


Ah nah I like that one, I dunno how you get so many hollow leaves! I struggle with that haha
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« Reply #190 on: 02/08/2018, 05:09 AM »
Ah nah I like that one, I dunno how you get so many hollow leaves! I struggle with that haha

The definition is ok I guess. Shape is terrible though.

Here’s a piccolo latte from yesterday-


It’s much harder working in such a small cup.
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« Reply #191 on: 02/08/2018, 01:07 PM »
The definition is ok I guess. Shape is terrible though.

Here’s a piccolo latte from yesterday-


It’s much harder working in such a small cup.
Ah nice one, yeah piccolos definitely require a bit of focus.. I find that slowing down my pour as much as possible and not dumping it in too quick helps. But still, it fills up fast!
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« Reply #192 on: 27/08/2018, 01:18 PM »
Monday morning cappuccino.

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« Reply #193 on: 29/08/2018, 07:01 PM »
I love coffee. It's as simple as that.

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« Reply #194 on: 07/09/2018, 08:43 PM »
Yesterday morning. 5am. The Little Guy.

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« Reply #195 on: 08/09/2018, 11:02 AM »
Yesterday morning. 5am. The Little Guy.


Geeeez, awesome for a 5am coffee ;)
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« Reply #196 on: 08/09/2018, 08:48 PM »
Yesterday morning. 5am. The Little Guy.

LeroyC, how does the Little Guy coffee compare with your espresso machine coffee in terms of taste and crema etc?

I'm in between machines at the moment.  In the meantime, a Little Guy could be good.

Do you use the milk steaming attachment as well or do that on your other machine?

Thanks in advance.  😊

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« Reply #197 on: 09/09/2018, 06:19 AM »
LeroyC, how does the Little Guy coffee compare with your espresso machine coffee in terms of taste and crema etc?

I'm in between machines at the moment.  In the meantime, a Little Guy could be good.

Do you use the milk steaming attachment as well or do that on your other machine?

Thanks in advance. 

Hi Lloyd. When I use my The Little Guy I use it in its entirety including for steaming. They’re awesome units that make fantastic coffee once you’ve worked out how to use them. Like with all things there’s a bit of a learning curve, but I found I worked it out pretty quickly.
Their limitations are that they don’t work very well on gas and that they can only make two drinks at a time at the most (and not particularly large drinks either, but that depends on your personal preferences). They work best on induction stoves or electric hobs with a decent amount of power. I have encountered a couple of budget electric stove tops that didn’t quite have enough power to get the best from them - you know the little ones that are often found in motels?
Like any machine it relies on getting the grind and dose right and when you do it makes a beautiful, rich, espresso with plenty of ‘crema’. Like this -



The espresso has a unique flavour as well that is often sweeter than what I get from my usual home machine, but still has enough richness and body to pair well with milk.
The steaming power comes from back pressure in the group head, so if you’ve made your espresso well and you’re on a suitably powered hob you get lots of steam power. Controlling the steam was the thing it took me the longest to learn and I now sometimes turn the power off before steaming if I can tell that it’s really cranking.
I love my The Little Guy and it’s so well made that I can see it’ll last me a lifetime.

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« Reply #198 on: 09/09/2018, 10:14 AM »
Thanks LeroyC

I appreciate your detailed reply and the photos as well.  It is good to get unbiased advice from someone who owns one.

Just sold our espresso machine so one of these will suit us well.  It sounds capable enough to do the job subject to the skill of the barista............ ???  Won’t expect too much too soon.

I have read somewhere that The Little Guy requires less tamping pressure........is this correct?  If so, it should be good for the hand and elbow...... 

Hope it’s getting a bit warmer over there.     :)

Once again, a big thank you.   

PS.  The reviews in the link below seem generally favourable

https://www.productreview.com.au/p/the-little-guy-home-barista-kit.html

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« Reply #199 on: 15/09/2018, 12:32 PM »
 One little heart for Mrs KK

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