Regarding my previous post about happiness in a beaker, reader Emily writes:
I have a Stabucks Barista mcahine that I use daily to make a latte. I will say that Starbuck’s froth is much better than my froth. But given the recent increase in prices at Starbucks and the number of lattes I can get out of a pound of Peet’s coffee, I am willing to but up with lame-ass home made froth.
Emily is not alone. But now what I want to know is, because I am not an expert in this field in any way, what constitutes a “good froth”?
For me, it is the emotional comfort of warm milk that looks sort of frothy. And I’m happy with my twenty-dollar beaker. But something very telling is, in all my life, I cannot recall having ever seen an actual Starbucks froth. They cover it up with the sippee cup lid. How do we know that it’s even better?
I don’t know that the Starbucks froth is better than my beaker froth. Can we get an expert opinion on this, please?