If you are a latte art lover then like me you have probably spent hours and hours researching how to make a flawless free casting.
My fascination with latte art started about 4 years ago, when I decided that in order to make my dream of opening a cafe come true, I had to be at the top of the coffee game and offer drinks that didn’t. not only taste good. , but look good too.
Almost half a decade later, and my dream still isn’t any closer to being physically fulfilled than it was then, but after taking a few barista and latte art classes and gaining a little bit of experience in an Italian cafe, I at least learned the basics and the science behind what makes the perfect pour.
Steaming milk is an easy thing to do, in fact anyone can do it, but, in order to make the perfect froth for the most artistic latte, you need to know how to balance the capacity over time. and temperature – and that’s easier said than done.
These days I work out on my home espresso machine about 3 times a dayâ¦ and although I work out a lot, I also consume a lot more caffeine and dairy than I would like. Being mildly sensitive to dairy products also means my stomach doesn’t like the overdose. And this is where you ask, why don’t you just swap cow’s milk for plant-based milk then? And I would be lying if I said I didn’t try to do it.
The truth is, while plant-based milks are a great alternative to dairy, they absolutely suck at replicating that frothy texture needed to “paint” the art of latte.
The closest you can get is barista grade herbal milk, which when it comes to finding herbal milk in Japan is like taking part in one of those extra hidden missions in a game. video.
Recently, over a dozen food instagramers based in Japan were delighted to find super cheap califia oat milk at Kaldi cafes. Many were thrilled to find affordable plant-based milk that wasn’t regular supermarket soy milk, but for me what stood out was the fact that this milk was barista grade – meaning it could be used to make a silky mousse for latte art – aka the holy grail of milk needed for an herbal latte.
Unfortunately, Kaldi quickly realized that this milk was a popular product and quickly raised the prices, dissuading any potential buyer from reverting to Kikkoman and Marusan soy milk.
Despite the price hike, just hearing about the introduction of barista-grade oat milk to Japanese food shelves makes my heart sing for joy, as I hope it means other drinks Similar will hit the market just around the corner.
It seems my wishes have been heard as Aeon just announced his partner, the organic food import company Bio C Good, adds barista-quality oat milk as well as cocoa-flavored oat milk to its online store.
Although the brand, isola BIO, is not new to the Bio C Bon store line (cartons of almond, barley, coconut and regular oat milk from isola BIO are available at the purchase since the launch of the online store in June), the addition of two new dairy-free and lactose-free milks will appeal to those who follow a plant-based diet or try to limit their consumption of animal products.
Having barista-grade oat milk so readily available is a big win for people like me who have a (somewhat unhealthy) obsession with perfecting the art of latte. As more and more of us spend time at home, coffee-style drinks at home have become a trending topic on SNS sites like Instagram and TikTok.
Bio C Bon has followed the trend and will host a collaborative workshop with the world-class baristi at Ogawa Coffee. The hands-on event will teach latte art lovers and coffee lovers how to enjoy coffee with plant-based milks.
Ogawa Coffee x Bio C Bon Vegetable Milk Event
Dates: October 29-31
Location: OGAWA COFFEE LAB, 3-19-20 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo recharge 1-1
More information about the event will be available in the updates on the official Bio C Bon website. SNS.
Barista-grade oat milk is made from organic whole grain oats and is blended with sunflower oil and sea salt. Dietary fiber has also been added to ensure that fibers lost during treatment are replaced.
As for the cocoa flavored oat milk, it might not be barista grade, but it’s definitely tasty and will appeal to kids and chocolate junkies (raise your hand, I know you’re there) .
Both milks will be available in 1000ml packs for 430 yen (tax included) on Bio C Bon’s online shop.
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