Fake Latte Macchiato, long, looong lasting

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After having worked recently on a coffee house set, I got the idea to share my admittedly simple, however effective recipe for a fake latte macchiato.

Last spring, I had to dress a whole sidewalk cafe. It wouldn’t have been possible to redress everything between shots for maintaining continuity. Therefore, I needed a solution that would last for the whole shooting day.

After carrying out a few experiments in the run up to the shoot, I found out that plain old canned shaving foam is the ideal solution. I just pour milk into the glass and add – very carefully – a little amount of strong coffee prepared from an instant product. Finally, I add a nice topping of shaving foam.
All ingredients can easily be kept ready to use. And the result looks stunning and really lasts for hours!

2 thoughts on “Fake Latte Macchiato, long, looong lasting”

  1. Hello, just wanna ask? can this method do latte art on it? or only stencils only?

  2. Hello!
    I have not yet tried to make a cappuccino with latte Aart using this method.
    But actually it should work quite well. Since shaving foam is much firmer than real milk foam, you would probably have to try diluting the shaving foam with water until it has the right consistency.

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