There are eight manoeuvres in the Latte Art Lexicon, but two of these are fundamental and should be mastered before attempting the other six.
Learning the Fundamental Manoeuvres ‘Placing’ and ‘Cutting’
This technique is the only element required in the monk’s head pattern (see Lesson 5.4). It also forms the base of the heart (see Lesson 5.5). The principle challenge in the placing manoeuvre is beginning the pour from less than 1 cm from the surface,