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Hi my name is Natalja from the Red Brick Cafe, and on behalf of Expertvillage.com, we are
going to learn how to make espresso blended drinks with care and excellence. So let's
begin with the basics. In order to make a great tasting cappuccino, you have to make
sure that you steam the milk properly. We're just going to fill up the pitcher half-way
through, because it's going to expand in the steaming process. Before you start steaming,
it's very important to open the valve to the steam wand, because there is going to be residue
water in the steam wand. Then you place the steam wand a little bit beneath the surface
of the milk to heat up the milk. Then you want to let a little bit of air in, and you
want to make sure that the milk is swirling and you're slowly moving the pitcher down.
Don't let too much air in. Otherwise it will tend to bubble. And the moment it starts feeling
warm on your hand, that's when you should stop. As you can see, the milk has expanded
a lot. There are a few bubbles here that you want to get rid of. The best way to do that
is to tap the milk a little bit down on your table. There you go. The milk should always
look very tight without any bubbles and firm.