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Milk Jug Thermometers

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Why use Milk Thermometers?

The two main reasons for using a barista milk frothing thermometer is consistency and safety. As milk reaches its potentially hazardous burning point at 72 degrees celsius, it is important to sever milk based espresso coffees at just under this temperature to avoid burning the mouths of consumers. Milk also changes its properties dramatically after 72 degrees celsius and loses its natural sweetness, which makes milk temperature a crucial part of serving the best possible milk based coffees and the reason why barista milk thermometer are so important.

Another common use for a milk thermometer is as a hot water thermometer to become a coffee temperature gauge and actually to check the temperature of the hot water at both the group head and hot water tap. Generally, a common water temperature here is 91 degrees which is considered the optimum water temperature for coffee extraction.

They generally come in three styles: analogue with probe, digital with probe and milk jug thermometer stickers. All have their place within the cafe and barista setup.

Coffee milk jug thermometer with probe and a clear dial so they can be easy to read, will help you go from cold milk to the perfect time to turn off the steam. Most barista thermometer have a temperature range of 0 - 100 degrees celcius with marking at 60 degrees celsius as an indicator of the milk frothing temperature where you should start cutting your streaming, and then a marker at 65-70 degrees for where you shouldn't go past as once it hits 72 degrees celsius the milk properties will change dramatically. The cut of points will vary from unit to unit as some will react faster hence higher cut-off points. You will notice at this temperature the sound of the milk being steamed will also change.

Digital coffee thermometers can be used both as a milk thermometer and to check the hot water at both the group head and hot water tap. A digital thermometer will react faster and tend to have a very accurate readings yet are not dishwasher safe. And they do cost a little more and you will need to replace batteries.

Lastly stick-on milk jug thermometers, also known as milk jug thermometer stickers are a practical and easy way to maintain consistency when frothing and stretching milk, with minimal disruption to the barista. As an advantage these don't require to be calibrated, but will need to be replaced generally every 6-12 months depending on usage. These coffee jug thermometers are a perfect addition for baristas who want reliable steaming gear that’ll wont just last but are also at a great price!