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Topic: Who cares about milk art anyway? > RE: +Re: Latte Art Help (5 msgs / 201 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
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The same could be said for careful "plating" presentation at top
restaurants. Does it improve the food taste? Maybe not, but it can improve
the overall impression the chef cares and prepare the palate to receive what
the eye is beholding. Milk art shows the barista cares enough about the
beverage they are preparing for the customer to make it a bit special.
 
A little umbrella in a scotch doesn't make sense I agree, but it certainly
makes sense in many Island drinks as part of the presentation.
 
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Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2007 1:06 PM
Yes now it makes sense and I still think latte art does little to enhance
the enjoyment of good coffee. It's like putting fruit and a paper umbrella
in a 30 year double malt scotch.

2) From: Rich
The purpose of the little umbrella or other non edible addition to your mixed dink is to provide a fail safe 
mechanism for drink counting.  when you have a dozen umbrellas stacked up in the ash tray, you have 
had enough - call a cab.
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From: miKe mcKoffee
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2007 15:53:48 -0700
The same could be said for careful "plating" presentation at top restaurants. Does it improve the food taste? Maybe not, but it can 
improve the overall impression the chef cares and prepare the palate to receive what the eye is beholding. Milk art shows the barista 
cares enough about the beverage they are preparing for the customer to make it a bit special. 
A little umbrella in a scotch doesn't make sense I agree, but it certainly makes sense in many Island drinks as part of the presentation. 
Pacific Northwest Gathering VIhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGVI.htmKona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
www.mcKonaKoffee.com
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal 
enlightenment found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/From: homeroast-admin [mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Barry Luterman
Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2007 1:06 PM
Yes now it makes sense and I still think latte art does little to enhance the enjoyment of good coffee. It's like putting fruit and a paper 
umbrella in a 30 year double malt scotch. 

3) From:
Jealous?  Same reason I hate basketball, etc.:  I'm lousy at it so I don't like it.
:-)
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4) From: Sandy Andina
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On Aug 18, 2007, at 9:00 PM, thirddayhomeroaster wrote:
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I have a friend who is a very rudimentary guitarist (it's forced me  
to hone my own chops to be the primary instrumentalist in my band),  
who as a result is utterly unimpressed with guitar prowess except for  
her boyfriend's, and cannot abide instrumental music other than  
Celtic (her boyfriend's genre).  OTOH, I am unquestionably the  
world's WORST reasonably-able-bodied athlete, yet I am awed by a  
perfect three-pointer from across the court, a perfect spiral, an  
unbroken pass return or an exquisitely executed double play. I cannot  
put two hands together to play piano, make a violin bow sound any  
better than a cat being tortured, or manage the embouchure to play  
brasses or woodwinds, but Itzhak Perlman, Stephane Grappelli, the  
Marsalis brothers, Benny Goodman, Clarence Clemons and piano virtuosi  
Erwin Helfer, Dick Hyman and Van Cliburn bring me to tears. Go figure.
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Sandy
www.sandyandina.com
www.sass-music.com
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Jealous?  Same reason I hate = basketball, etc.:  I'm = lousy at it so I don't like it. :-) ---- miKe = mcKoffee <mcKona> = wrote: 
I have a friend who is a very = rudimentary guitarist (it's forced me to hone my own chops to be the = primary instrumentalist in my band), who as a result is utterly = unimpressed with guitar prowess except for her boyfriend's, and cannot = abide instrumental music other than Celtic (her boyfriend's genre).  = OTOH, I am unquestionably the world's WORST reasonably-able-bodied = athlete, yet I am awed by a perfect three-pointer from across the court, = a perfect spiral, an unbroken pass return or an exquisitely executed = double play. I cannot put two hands together to play piano, make a = violin bow sound any better than a cat being tortured, or manage the = embouchure to play brasses or woodwinds, but Itzhak Perlman, Stephane = Grappelli, the Marsalis brothers, Benny Goodman, Clarence Clemons and = piano virtuosi Erwin Helfer, Dick Hyman and Van Cliburn bring me to = tears. Go figure. The same could be said for = careful "plating" presentation at topthe overall = i Sandywww.sass-music.com
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5) From: raymanowen
I remember some neat drinks I had in The Islands that were served with
little intricate umbrellas carved from bamboo with banana leaf panels
in the canopy. I wish I had boxed a bunch of those and sent them home.
Mmmm- then I would have had to answer questions -ro
On 8/18/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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