It’s another gloomy, wet day in New York City. Yeasayer’s “Odd Blood” is sitting in my ears with a cup of Fazenda Recreio at my side. And I can’t stop dreaming of summer, when it’s still gloomy and wet, but this Recreio is ice cold and crisp. When a shot of espresso dropped into three ounces of fourty-one degree milk is the gustatory equivalent of riding your...
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Milk Woes at Milk Studios
Coming out of the Northeast Regional Barista Competition this weekend, I want to talk a bit about milk. I had been practicing with a great full-fat milk from Milk Thistle Dairy Farm in Ghent, NY. It was delicious and had wonderful texture. But for two days before and during the competition, Manhattan had run dry. Steaming this milk was remarkably different than that which I’m used to...