Leanne Wei

Making latte art with La Colombe

I've always wanted to know how to make latte art, and where better to learn than with a coffee expert at La Colombe who makes some of the most beautiful coffee art of them of them all?  If you follow me on Snapchat and Instagram, you may remember watching my videos a couple of months ago from the day when I did a quick coffee art crash course in the coffee lab with Ben from La Colombe.  

First, we started off with the espresso (which I learned how to make on a professional espresso machine for the first time - thanks Ben!)  Next, I learned how to steam the milk.  Everything was fine up until the part when I had to actually "draw" a heart on the latte... As you can see from the images above, there's no chance I'll be getting hired behind the bar at La Colombe anytime soon.  

Since then, I've watched about a dozen videos on people making all different kinds latte art and it blows my mind how some people are so freaking talented. Because from my experience, it was so hard. And I all tried to make was a simple heart!

All in all, this mini crash course opened my eyes.  Because seriously, I will never look at a cup of beautiful latte the same way again.