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Latte Art?

pinksand Jan 15, 2013 02:42 PM

Anybody know of any coffee places in LA that do latte art? I've seen many great photos; would love to see it in person!

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  1. Delucacheesemonger RE: pinksand Jan 15, 2013 02:53 PM

    Cannot help you in L.A., but in Taiwan there is a chain of coffee shops that have only one coffee, but their signs offer you at least 100 ways to have it 'decorated'.

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      kevin RE: Delucacheesemonger Oct 30, 2013 04:09 PM

      Cheeseminger, what's the name of the joint with the 1000 varietals in Taiwan ?


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        Delucacheesemonger RE: kevin Oct 31, 2013 12:16 AM

        Sorry, no memory, It was all over the country. Perhap's 'Let's Cafe' ?

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      poser RE: pinksand Jan 15, 2013 03:06 PM

      Just about all decent espresso joints not named Peets or Starbucks routinely do latte art. beware however latte art does not necessarily mean a good drink/

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          1. J.L. RE: pinksand Jan 15, 2013 05:33 PM

            Artistic AND great tasting coffee - Balconi Coffee Company (near Sawtelle & Olympic). Sato-san runs a tight ship.

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              poser RE: J.L. Jan 15, 2013 07:33 PM

              That is etching, not free pour art. The big thing about latte art is that the milk has to be steamed perfectly and the espresso has to be at least adequate. Etching needs neither.

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                J.L. RE: poser Jan 15, 2013 11:16 PM

                OP asked for latte art, which is open to interpretation. Now if the OP said free pour art, well then...

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                  pinksand RE: J.L. Jan 16, 2013 09:47 AM

                  I had never heard of etching v free pour before you two spoke of it, so it was news to me. Glad to learn more about the topic!

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                kevin RE: J.L. Oct 30, 2013 04:10 PM

                But you should really go for the beyond fucking dope siphon shit at Balconi. Still really miss Ray's old spot off the beaten path. But shit happens.

              3. TonyC RE: pinksand Jan 15, 2013 11:26 PM

                etchings: Urth, Macchiato, de cafe Baristas,

                free pour: pick your poision - Dulce, Demitasse, Cognoscenti (either location), Balconi, Handsome (when they feel like it). paper/plastik. All YMMV.

                free pour with K-pop blasting: Iota,

                etchings and free pour: Coffee Tomo

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                  kevin RE: TonyC Oct 30, 2013 04:11 PM

                  TC, where you hit up for some great cafe Sua dua (iced sweetened Vietnamese coffee I mean? Thanks.

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                  iiivannn RE: pinksand Jan 16, 2013 12:47 AM

                  Try Kean in OC, bonus points for going to Tustin where they roast right at the shop.

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                    kevin RE: iiivannn Oct 30, 2013 04:13 PM

                    Keans is a little overrated especially if you are making the trek from LA there.

                    But if you hit up some grub in Tustin while you are at it, then that's fine.

                    I like Kaffe in Orange in the CBD.

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                    kevin RE: pinksand Oct 30, 2013 04:08 PM

                    A few:



                    G and B.


                    Proof Bakery.

                    Literati Cafe.

                    1. PeterCC RE: pinksand Oct 30, 2013 04:16 PM

                      Caffe Luxxe http://www.caffeluxxe.com/

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