Milk frothing jugs are available in their hundreds and you can pay anything for £1 (yes really!) to over £80 for something that will heat your milk and froth it up into a beautiful latex, creamy smooth texture ready to be added to a double espresso and transformed into a cappuccino or latte.
We would strongly recommend not paying £1 for a milk frothing jug because it won’t be long before it warps and rusts however you can get a really good value for money one for a few pounds more that will last you for a good few years. if you are looking to spend around a fiver then the Dailyart 350ml milk frothing pitcher is worth checking out.
But what if you want something REALLY nice that looks incredible and will last for over 5 years and will not break the bank?
Barista & Co are a specialist coffee company that only make coffee related products. Its all they do and all they think about and it shows.
They end up with a rare situation that combines wonderfully aesthetically beautiful products with a genuine professional grade and practical kitchen appliance that looks like it belongs in Harrods but at nowhere near those inflated prices.
Available in 4 stunning colours of gold, copper, black and traditional stainless steel you are spoilt for choice with this really high end milk frothing jug at a surprisingly competitive price for something of this quality.
Also available in 2 different sizes – 420ml and 600ml, the smaller of the two is bigger than the standard size of milk jug you will normally find at 350ml.
They have taken into consideration that there is more of a trend towards Latte and the fact that milk volume can double during the heating and frothing process you really need the 420ml jug size if you want to make more than one drink at a time. Bear in mind that 420ml is the maximum capacity but to ensure that the milk does not overflow you won’t be able to add more than about 200ml of cold milk to start with. To heat 2 or 3 drinks worth you should go for the 600ml size.
We have featured the black version as it’s a kind of granite stone type matt black that just oozes class and would perfectly compliment any coffee machine that has a steam wand for milk frothing.
Copper is definitely making a comeback and for something glitzy and “out there” the gold would make a perfect gift.
Although they look stunning enough the primary thought has been to create a jug that delivers from a practical perspective.
This is a professional grade milk jug that works perfectly for the domestic market and will last literally for years. Rarely do you see a product of this type come with a 5 year guarantee and shows the confidence the manufacturer has in the quality of the product.
It is made of 304 grade stainless steel which is the type used for medical appliances and is scratch and rust resistant. It is made to last and will happily froth up many thousands of drinks and will look the same in 3 years as it does today.
One of the things we love about this milk pitcher is that spout has been designed in such a way that it will fit a steam wand into the neck of the spout making it super easy to keep the nozzle of the wand in just the right place to get the perfect milk texture. An important part of making a great cup of coffee is knowing how to froth milk in the right way.
The tip of the spout has been designed to ensure no drips and the very top of the tip narrows in such a way to make it easier to try your hand at a bit of latte art.
Whether you are looking to treat yourself or some else this milk frothing jug from Barista & co will provide many years of happy use for what amounts to no more than the price of a cinema ticket.
This will certainly stand out as a well thought through gift for any coffee lover for a birthday, Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or at any time of the year. Highly recommended.