Although you can always count on your SYMPOSIUM barista to prepare your coffee with milk steamed to perfection, many of us have had to adapt our at-home coffee routines over the last year.
If your choice of coffee is something like a latte, a flat white or a cappuccino, getting the texture of the milk right is super important. In our coffee houses, we use a steam wand to get the milk to the right texture and temperature, but there’s no need to worry if you don’t have a fancy coffee machine at home!
We’re going to share some tips you can use at home when you’re preparing the milk for your coffee!
Preparing your coffee at home
First things first, you’ll need to prepare the espresso for your coffee. We’ve got another blog post dedicated to some of the different ways you can make coffee at home, so it’s worth giving that a read if you haven’t already.
There are several ways to make espresso at home, which is exactly what you need. Espresso is essentially a shot of concentrated, full-bodied coffee made by forcing hot water through ground coffee by applying pressure.
Whether your preferred method of making coffee at home is to use an espresso machine, moka pot or aeropress, once you’ve got your espresso, the next step is to prepare your milk.
Ways to Steam Milk at Home
Over the last year, there has been a definite rise in the popularity of at-home milk frothers & steamers. When preparing milk in our coffee houses, our steam wands enable us to heat the milk while steaming or frothing it to obtain the required texture. Some household coffee machines (generally the types with group handles) will have a steam wand attached. Others, such as bean-to-cup machines, may have the functionality built in to do the work of preparing your milk for you.
If you’re looking for something simpler, on the left below, we’ve got a very simple form of battery-powered milk frother. The downside is that this device won’t heat your milk, so you’ll need to do that separately first.
On the right, is a type of milk frothing jug that is becoming more and more common on the market. You simply add your milk to the jug, select your preferred settings, and you’re good to go!
How to steam milk at home
Hopefully, this has given you a clearer idea about how to steam the milk for your coffee at home. Getting the texture right will go a long way to improving your coffee-drinking experience!
If you have any more questions, get in touch. And make sure to visit our shop to stock up on SYMPOSIUM coffee to enjoy at home.