Coffee Milk Frothers

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Milk frothing or also known as milk texturing, is undoubtedly one of the important components within the Australian coffee culture. Us Australians absolutely love our milk based coffees in comparison to other countries around the world.

As you may be aware, Australia has an incredibly large coffee culture. Our coffee culture has been recognised as one of the best in the world, typically our most ordered coffee would include a flat white or latte. With milk being 70% to 80% of the beverage, it's critical we get this right.

So what are the important phases when milk texturing?

- Stretching and Pouring

When we analyse these two components, we aim to satisfy 4 primary factors which include:

  • Appropriate volume in the milk jug before commencing
  • The volume of air introduced into the milk throughout phase one
  • The time it takes for the milk to become textured (using acoustics of the milk and keeping track of time spent under heat)
  • Temperature of the textured milk (end thickness of microfoam is defined by the result of the steam temperature and aeration duration)

Keeping in mind to use an appropriately sized Jug for the volume or amount of coffees you are texturing for. As we well know, there’s a tonne of alternative milks on the market and almost a new milk popping up in your local cafe almost on a weekly basis. Alternative milks all have different molecular compositions which when simply put, require different heating temperatures and aeration targets to hit before they are optimally textured. We go further into detail within our blogs which will be live on our website very soon, stay tuned!

We stock a wide range of espresso machines with incredible texturing capabilities. However if you’ve already got yourself an espresso shot, our portable milk texturing units might be of great help. Subminimal ,Bialetti and Bellman have a great range of products to get you the perfect microfoam for your brew!

Remember, for those of you who use methods such as Batch Brew, Chemex, French press, Portable Espresso or Pour Over, pairing your device with one of our fantastic milk frothers will be a must! Either you or a visitor will want milk with their coffee, and when they do, be sure to impress them with one from our range.

What style of alternative brewing do you enjoy the most? We’ve got all your brewing styles down pat whether you prefer black coffee like an Aeropress, Syphon, Batch Brew, French press, Chemex, Pour Over, Moka Pot or something a little cooler like a Cold Brew / cold drip! If you prefer more of a milk based beverage (absolutely) you might pair your Portable Coffee with a manual Milk Frother from our range to get you that delicious creamy morning brew! Now of course we have everything you need to make your coffee experience the best it can be including, Coffee Scales , Pour Over Stands, Filters , Manual Grinders, Gooseneck Kettles, Coffee Servers and Cupping Tools and Coffee Cups if you’re into some taste testing! For our non- coffee drinkers we have a wide variety of Tea Gear which you’ll love! Happy brewing!

What is the best milk frother for home use?

Depending on what style of coffee you’re brewing! If you don’t have a steam wand attached to your espresso machine or you simply are using alternative methods such as Pour Over , French press or a Moka Pot, we highly recommend the Bialetti Tuttocrema Milk frother, Subminimal handheld nano foamer or the Bellman Stovetop milk foamer.

How do you use the Bialetti milk foamer?

The Bialetti Milk frother is a manual frothing unit. Which is incredibly easy to use, simply place the amount of milk volume you require into the bialetti and place over a stovetop and heat to 65 degrees. Alternatively place your milk in the microwave and heat for 30-60seconds. Once the milk is heated, use the plunger to pump up and down until milk has reached the desired texture. Like any textured milk, swirl until all bubbles are at the surface and tap on a bench, repeating till smooth. Then combine your coffee and milk together.

How do you use the bellman CX25 milk frother?

Disassemble the device and fill the water reservoir with preferably filtered tap water. Once the brewing unit is reassembled, place on your stovetop to heat up. The safety valve will begin to force out steam as it reaches pressure ready to steam. Take off heat source, purge, place tip into milk and begin texturing. Ensure to wipe and purge once you’ve finished steaming.

How do you use a nanofoam milk frother?

Subminimal have done a good job with this handy little tool, the nanofoamer. Simply heat up your milk to 55 to 65 degrees either on a stove top or in your microwave for 30 to 60 seconds. Place the nanofoamer just below the surface of the milk for 2-10 seconds. Once the microfoam becomes thicker then push the foamer into the body of the milk until it is no longer visible. Foam till the consistency of the milk is similar to that of wet paint.