Thursday, January 05, 2006
In Italy they pour the milk into the cup first, then pour the espresso into the center of the milk in such a way that some of it floats back up onto the top of the milk. In America I've only seen it done this way at Torrefazione in San Francisco, a now defunct cafe on Bush Street. The baristas were trained to make the espresso form into a heart on the surface of the milk. Everyone else puts the espresso in before the milk.