How to Make a Latte with a Manual Breville Espresso Machine
- Use 1/2 cup cold whole milk.
- Add 1tsp of sugar in the raw to the cold milk.
- Steam the milk first because if you do the espresso first, the steam wand spits out hot water before it becomes steam
- Put a thermometer in your milk carafe and steam away.
- Hold the carafe at a slight angle, and have the steam wand immersed slightly below the top of the milk. You may want to hear a slow, steady, slurping sound.
- Turn the steamer off and tap the carafe on the counter to break up the bubbles if it bubbles too much. It takes practice.
- Stop steaming when the thermometer reads between 140-160 degrees, but usually closer to 140. For the espresso, if you want to pack the espresso tight, leave only 1/8th of an inch at the top. Push it down hard with the bottom of the measuring spoon.
- Brew the espresso and put the espresso and milk in an 8oz cup.
- Use a double shot for each 1/2 cup of milk (before steaming).
The Breville espresso machines are more excellent than any other espresso machines. They are nice to have a more extensive water reservoir. It just takes practice to get the milk perfect. Check out our complete article about making good froth, too; there’s a whole science behind it!