While aerolatte-style electric whisks are great for mixing liquids, it would be a real stretch (pun intended) to say that they can, in any way, produce smooth luscious microfoam - perfect for pouring latte art.
Subminimal, however, has taken this design, put it through the Pimp my Ride University, and come up with a stunning little tool that allows you to create actual, high-quality microfoam in seconds. I know, we were skeptical too, but it actually does an amazing job. So what does this mean..? Whether the steam pressure on your espresso machine is not up to the job, you use mocha pots, you're a fan of pod coffee, or you are out camping, you can create delicious textured milk that you'd expect to get from your favourite coffee shop.
The Subminimal NanoFoamer comes with two screens that can be switched out, but the finer screen has yet to have been separated from the Nano in our testing as it creates the best texture for latte art. However, if you are mixing some delicious artisan chocolate, then the second filter would be perfect.
It's, of course, also waterproof and just requires a couple of AA batteries to keep you in delicious micro foamed hearts.
- 5 mm diameter stainless steel shaft
- two screens are included
- 2 x AA batteries
- Choose: Select a NanoScreen to suit your preferred microfoam type: Superfine, fine, or ordinary foam.
- Churn: Churn your warm milk (55°C is ideal) for about 15 seconds. Start in the middle to incorporate air, then move to the side to continue churning and blending the foam.
- Pour: Pour your perfectly microfoamed milk over espresso. It should feel like pouring paint. Draw a heart, rosetta or something abstract!