Practicing Latte Art

Practicing Latte Art

Hi my name is Charles Babinski, I am the cofounder of G&B Coffee and Go Get Em Tiger in Los Angeles, California so, two pitchers. This is my milk pitcher and this a pitcher, pretending to be a cup and we are using water instead of milk because, water is cheap and you can spill it everywhere and it’s easy first, just let it dangle put your thumb down and then speed up or slow down and just get used to doing different speeds and, once you get a good sense of how to speed up or slow down the water try to go very slow to very fast fast slow, fast slow, fast slow next pour very slow and go up down up down up down try to keep a consistent flow next just practicing wiggling when you are wiggling the milk pitcher you don’t want it to be jerky, so you’re not moving your whole hand like that you’re letting it hang, right and then letting it sort of pick up a a pendulum back and forth it shouldn’t be a whole lot of motion it’s not like this it’s almost like this we have three things so far slow fast, slow fast, slow fast high low, high low, high low and then wiggling once you are comfortable with those pour high and slow you go down speed up and untilt the cup that you are pouring into high and slow go down, speed up and untilt the cup that you are pouring into and then high and slow go down all the way, speed up wiggle and untilt the cup that you are pouring into now putting it all together: high and slow go down speed up wiggle untilt, slow down slow down, up half an inch and across you’re done a few notes on form: you want to keep the handle of the cup that you are pouring into perpendicular to the handle of the steaming pitcher for the milk pitcher: keeping the handle, parallel to your shoulders the whole time, so, none of this none of this it’s always like this your holding the milk pitcher you want to dangle it on one finger so, you have your pointer finger right here just so that it is sort of naturally even and then use your thumb like this to speed it up or slow it down think about it as like the gas pedal these three fingers right here are stabilizing it so, you’re not clamped down on it it’s just the one finger, dangling the thumb speeding up and slowing down, and then the other three to stabalize keep your elbow close to your side so, don’t bring it up here if you are speeding up and you are raising your elbow to do it you’re going to rotate the pitcher while you are do that and that’s going to make things harder so just use your thumb to speed stuff up so two things that people do when they are pouring and they get into more complicated pours is they will bring the milk pitcher closer to the cup that they’re pouring into which you don’t want to do before it’s time and the other thing is, everything will move around so, stuff will start to rotate you don’t want that either

Dereck Turner

100 thoughts on “Practicing Latte Art

  1. Amber Khan says:

    I tried but. I always failed

  2. sara choco says:

    it never works wth me 🙁 why ?

  3. L says:

    I'm a barista and never really looked up how to make latte art, I just figured it out via trial and error

  4. Bagus Ferdiansyah says:

    saya dari indonesia.. terimakasih, vidio ini sangat bermanfaat, semoga tuhan membalas kebaikan anda 🙂

  5. Alana Kim says:

    Thank you, that was very informative 🙂

  6. Maricel Tejido Crochet says:

    Cual es la medida perfecta para un Late-art. Saludos.

  7. Random [ ¿ ] says:

    this is a 100% I need . thanks you . !

  8. ucheucheuche says:

    This is the only latte art video that's focused purely on what I'm interested in, how to make cool signatures.

  9. Jimmy Song says:

    it's hard…

  10. Xu Miao says:

    Learnt a lot from it! Thanks SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!

  11. Jamie Henderson says:

    Thank you so much. Easily the best video I've found after a year of trawling YouTube!

  12. Lola Lolita says:

    that s amazing

  13. Allen Wang says:

    is it best to use a 12oz frothing pitcher or 20oz for a 9.5oz latte cup?

  14. Cathryn Denney says:

    Brilliant video – really breaking it down to basics, which is so helpful!

  15. Marjan Sadri says:

    It was the best tutorial video that I ever have seen . exactly what I wanted. thank you so much

  16. Yongyi Li says:

    I still don't understand how to wiggle. You said that it's to move the hand back and forth? But I though that it's to move the hand right and left.

  17. Filipe Ribeiro says:

    Hello, i follow your channel and i really like your videos, however i have a question that only a professional can handle it.
    When I put the milk in the coffee, i realise that in the end i just have a layer of foam that doesn't mix with the drink, so, in the end it's impossible to draw anything, making the drink looks like a cappuccino. I do every step you teach in your channel, but i don't know what i'm i doing wrong. If possible can you look for the pics i've take to my last "latte" in the link i share? Thanks for everything 🙂 .

  18. Zico Choi says:

    That's the best instruction latte art video I have ever watched.

  19. Ekram Haque says:

    helpfull…. for coffee maker ..

  20. Rodrigo Viveros says:

    I've spent a lot of hours watching videos of latte art, but this is by far the best one!!!! really thank you!!!

  21. Incidentally Coffee says:

    This makes me want to go get a cappuccino at G&B

  22. Alan W says:

    pretty good video for beginners like me to start

  23. Antonio Sonnu says:


  24. gladitsnotme says:

    I want him to finger me

  25. Panda Gultom says:

    thank you for sharing..I just newly join as barista…hope you could subs me back..thank's

  26. Miki Toresa says:

    this is really basic how to pour before make art
    never find such as this
    thanks man

  27. Harmonee Keitt says:

    I'm going in for espresso training today, so hopefully this will help. Thank you!!!

  28. Riskhana Haq says:

    Love this lesson, really important for my skill and knowledge. Thanks a lot for your lesson.

  29. Hafeez Afee says:


  30. Farrah Shuhaimi says:

    Why do i find this as therapeautic, really.

  31. Fionn Ó Tuama says:

    I've learnt more from this video than I did in an afternoon of trying latte art at a barista workshop..

  32. greencyborgninjadude says:

    i am in love with him now

  33. salem mansoor says:

    he made it look do easy

  34. skacel7 says:

    You forgot to use the Joule.

  35. Baguss Laksana says:

    Thank you this latte art you



  37. Justine James says:

    Thank you some fantastic tips

  38. Avnidhar Mishra says:

    The best video on the market, really training newbies how to actually pour latte art than just showing how it is poured. Great work!! Can't be more thankful!!

  39. Fridolin Heyer says:

    To much water….

  40. John LeGresley says:

    The problem with all these great video's and what no one tells you, is that you need to spend thousands of $ to get a machine that can 1- grind the coffee been fine enough, and then 2- steam the milk to the level that this is even achievable. I am on my 3rd Breville, even taken it to my local Barista and he couldn't do it either. Pity that….

  41. Fsayd 581 says:

    simply awesome

  42. Александр Мезенцев says:

    It`s a really cool)) Thanks for help!!!

  43. annika ahtreh says:

    Thanks a lot !!! I'm gonna start a new job, where the "latte Art" is wished to please customers. Your Video is well organised and informative. Thank you (again) and all the best for your Business.

  44. bishal dhakal says:

    Hye , I have a question regarding the milk fat percentage ?
    How much fat is good to make a smooth milk ?

  45. Unleadedcs says:

    This is the best information on latte art pouring I have ever seen. Nothing else is even close. What more can I say but giant thank you for helping the community!

  46. Sarenity Diaz says:

    Seriously the best instructions. Thank you all. Nailed it

  47. Nads wessels says:

    Love it please cheek out my channel

  48. Simon Espinoux says:

    Hello. This is another video of a daily user: EL ARCO – Surf Café – Lajares / Fuerteventura

    Thanks for any “like” or “subscribe”.

  49. Dhanhyaa Mahen says:

    The "Espresso Professor" from Whole Latte Love needs to watch this. 😉

  50. Carolyn M says:

    Ver precise, particular, detailed, and nice presentation! BZ!

  51. Jonathon Braun says:

    Excellent instruction. Very helpful. Thank you.

  52. DRAWTHATOUT says:

    Great tips in here, will try them myself, thanks!

  53. ex-mousse says:

    Love the way you broke this down! Adding learning to make latte art to my bucket list! 🙂


    Man, I can't thank this professional enough. Thanks for the proper tutorial and advice to use water; so efficient. Finally poured a heart immediately after practicing.


    Request for a 'water pouring' tutorial technique video for a few other Latte Art designs: Rosetta, etc. Maybe it's redundant, but the visual with water really helps.

  56. Sunil Limbu says:

    Well, I started training the coffee maker latte art watching this video……😊😊😊😊

  57. Liro says:


  58. Johnny Blaze says:

    I stiil don't know how to make thick but runny milk froth like in the video.

  59. 番薯哥 says:

    Nice video, some of the teaching video just "Like this, like that…" but never get into the point. This one is the best one.

  60. Shifa K says:

    V.helpfull tysm 😊

  61. Oliver Catford says:

    You have no idea how relaxing this was

  62. Enigma 01 says:

    Great video … learning and figuring out the hand and finger motions are probably the real steps to achieving the right ''practice, practice and practice''. Thank you for sharing !

  63. Leandro P. says:

    Yeah Good stuff, but what about the milk!!! If you don't know how to cream your milk all of this is useless!!!

  64. Saif Ur Rehman says:

    nice bro and thxxxxx

  65. Carlos Hidalgo says:

    One thing is to be skilled at something, and one different thing is to be skilled at teaching something. Thanks for this great video.

  66. Simon Tamang says:

    ok you're supposed to pour in a clockwise motion and then stop and again start making the art

  67. Chef Anmol Menon says:

    Excellent video

  68. Md Polock says:

    Sir are you use coffee mate?

  69. 방민석 says:

    Everybody just show what makes themselves. but this teach me definitely about good latte art instruction I have much been helped this video.

  70. Wayne says:


  71. Charlie Warlie says:

    but do i need to wear pre-owned clothes and have a mean beard to enjoy cafe latte?

  72. COFFEEwithGPA says:

    A legend! Great video as well, very slick

  73. Jonnynox87 says:

    i watched so many videos and this is the first one i come across that actually teaches my something instead of showing me that other people can do it! Good work man

  74. Tarsem kumar says:

    I love this video

  75. Evnika Franchuk says:

    thank you , you explain this so clearly and understandably!

  76. Diyah Febriyanti says:

    thank you

  77. David Avery says:

    Well, I've worked for coffee shops for about 4 years and that was truly the best way I've ever seen and heard it being explained. I now understand what position my form should be in. Can't wait to try this out tomorrow. Thanks allot.

  78. Mohammad Ali paige says:

    Good sir

  79. sana raheem says:

    Which size of jug should i get for he use . I make single and double cups . Which one is easier for latte art

  80. Mohammad Ali paige says:

    Very nice sir make more videos

  81. Andis Féliz says:

    Those are beautiful hands

  82. Laura Barone says:

    fantastic video, grazie!

  83. mattia ciampi says:

    finally i've found someone who explain how to practice or learn the movements that Latte Art need….thank you ^^

  84. Mohammad Ali paige says:

    I watch this video everyday 20 time sir this video very helpful for me thank you make more videos like that.

  85. Mohammad Ali paige says:

    Every body #likes
    Me if you watching everyday 10 time

  86. Suzie J says:

    You had me at coffee💕

  87. Barista Lifestyle says:

    This is the best tutorial.. I salute you sir

  88. SDFG SDFG says:

    One of the better if not the best instructional video on the topic and we are now in 2019! Time to practice…

  89. Kim AndGetMe says:

    He’s a cutie

  90. Faazil Vally says:

    Brilliant video.

  91. Kristine Willems says:


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  93. Foodgeek says:

    As usual ChefSteps explains it best 🙂

  94. Kharisma Ananda says:

    this is the good basic

  95. Gaby says:

    :0 increíble

  96. Riski Wim says:

    tolong pakai bahasa indonesia

  97. malinda fernando says:

    Thank you sir…your introduction is good…

  98. Michel Bartending says:

    Very good lay out of the basics, had never even heard of the grip details. Thank you!

  99. POP MEDIA says:

    Thanks teacher

  100. Mani Sawden says:


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