Milk Science and Latte Art

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The Rosetta — A Pattern of Two Halves

MSLA 6.05 – Recap & Glossary


  • The rosetta pattern draws upon three challenging milk pitcher manoeuvres: shaking, fishtailing, and cutting.

  • The frequency and amplitude measurements used in the analysis of sound waves give us a metric to assess the optimum wave shape for producing clearly delineated petals in rosettas.

  • The rosetta incorporates both the shaking technique and the fishtailing technique, but it is best to try to encode them in your muscle memory separately.

  • The difficulty in perfecting this pattern comes from the need to maintain your flow rate while you utilize a smooth,