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Topic # 189215 21-Dec-2015 09:01
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Hey all, I'm slumming it in the coffee scene with my Nespresso machine, simple ease of use and consistency won me over. I am a  black coffee drinker but obviously when I have visitors I like to offer a nice drink. 

The Areocino that comes with the machines in my opinion is rubbish. It makes spiderweb type froth with liquid under it, rather than cafe style foam as described.  Is there a stand alone option for actual good cafe style foam that anyone has discovered?



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  Reply # 1454187 21-Dec-2015 09:08
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No help but I love the areocino

I tend to let my milk sit for about 30 - 60 seconds then tip into coffee, I then spoon some of the froth on top and stir like mad :P



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  Reply # 1454214 21-Dec-2015 09:26
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Personally I use the Areocino without the circular spring attachment as it produces too much froth otherwise. The spring can be stored on the lid if you need it.




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  Reply # 1454266 21-Dec-2015 10:08
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In my experience, trim milk (Green) doesn't work nearly as well as Blue milk; with Dark Blue (Full Fat) producing the best froth and velvety milk.

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  Reply # 1454284 21-Dec-2015 10:20
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jamesrt: In my experience, trim milk (Green) doesn't work nearly as well as Blue milk; with Dark Blue (Full Fat) producing the best froth and velvety milk.


+ 1 for that.

It was a bit of a trial and error for me at the beginning. The dark blue top milk always worked better, Countdown Homebrand being the most consistent, surprisingly.

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  Reply # 1454293 21-Dec-2015 10:36
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I have not had any experience with Nespresso however on a real espresso machine I find the Lewis road silvertop to be an excellent choice, alough costs quite a bit.




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  Reply # 1454316 21-Dec-2015 10:41
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I use raw milk in our jura frother https://nz.jura.com/en/homeproducts/accessories/AutomaticMilkFrother-EU-70606 daily.  I find to get the best consistency I run it on high heat, then no heat and it produces thick foam.




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  Reply # 1454319 21-Dec-2015 10:46
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At the risk of stating the obvious, but have you tried using different kinds of milk?  

I find the trim/skim stuff doesn't froth as much as the blue top milk... 

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