nice set up. not only one, but two acaia scales? damm lol how are they? I got cheap and went timemore. and is that the 3k+ grinder? you're not going full manual unless you get a hand grinder, better add that to the tools lol
i'm struggling with the latte art, i think i'm not getting the milk right in the first place. playing with latte first at the moment because it's what I wanted to have for getting a machine. then i'll focus on shots after.
what's your favorite brand beans?
Yeah I have a Lunar and a Pearl S, they’re both really nice but if Timemore had been more available in the US at they time I probably would have gone that route. They’re a nice value compared to the Acaia.
Not $3k haha but not far off. It’s a Kafatek Monilith Flat, I’ve had it for about 4 years now and it’s been a great investment. Don’t worry I have a nice hand grinder for my travel setup too, a 1ZPresso K-Plus.
Latte art takes awhile to get comfortable, just keep trying you’ll get the hang of it. Lance Hedrick has some great milk steaming videos on his YouTube channel with some helpful tips.
My favorite are probably Ruby Coffee from Wisconsin. Elixr from Philadelphia and Sweet Bloom from Denver are up there too.