The perfect steam with Alpro Barista Oat
Make it simply oatsome! Find out how to get the very best from plant-based oat every time. Busy, busy but got a few seconds to spare? Take a look at the quick and instant version. Want to take it slower? Check out the step by step scenes and we'll take you through it one expert move at a time. Watch, skip, repeat, go steam!
Watch, skip, repeat and enjoy!
Here's what you need before you get brewing.
Tamper & Tampingmat
1 for portafilter, 1 for driptray, 1 for countertop
Plant-based drink of choice
Cups/glasses, saucers & spoons
Fill the pitcher up to the base of the spout.
Brew your espresso(s).
Purge the steam wand.
Hold the tip of the steam wand at the surface of the drink and start steaming the oat drink.
Create a vortex by holding the steam wand 1cm from the edge. You should hear a whispering sound. This phase is called ‘stretching’.
When the drink reaches body temperature, ensure the steam wand remains under the surface, whilst maintaining the vortex.
Close the steam wand when you reach 65ºC.
Wipe and purge the wand.
Waltz your jug until the drink has a glossy surface and the foamy and liquid parts are properly mixed
Split the contents of the jug in two, if you’re pouring more than one cappuccino.
Tilt the cup and pour in the middle of the espresso, slowly straightening the cup while filling up.
"The mild, creamy flavour profile of oat makes it a good place for plant-based beginners to start."
Give your espresso a swirl before you start pouring your drink. It breaks the crema and helps you pour latte art with a crisper contrast.
Mastered that one? Of course you have. So move on the next masterclass.