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Latte Art

B1 5.04 – Monk’s Head – Placing

Monk’s Head – Placing

Learning a One-Element Pattern

The monk’s head is a well-suited starting point because it is the only single-element design. The white circle (reminiscent of the shaved heads of the Capuchin monks) is poured using only the placing manoeuvre.

The entry point is an important consideration with any latte art design. This is the position your milk pitcher spout is in when you drop to the drawing height. The drawing height is a pouring position within 1 centimetre above the drink’s surface. With the monk’s head, the entry point should be right in the middle of the cup. If the surface of the drink were a dartboard, the spout would be positioned over the bull’s-eye at the halfway point,