4 tips to make a cappuccino with your Sage Nespresso Creatista
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We have listed a couple of handy tips, so you can make the tastiest cappuccino's with your Nespresso Sage Creatista.
- Tip 1: use cooled (non-perishable) whole milk
- Tip 2: adjust the thickness and temperature of the milk foam layer
- Tip 3: place the stainless steel pitcher on the temperature sensor
- Tip 4: clean the steam wand after every brew
Tip 1: use cooled whole milk
It's best to use whole milk for tasty and thick milk foam. Whole milk generally adds more flavor to the foam than skim milk. Make sure that the milk is cooled, so it froths better. Not entirely satisfied with the amount of foam after all? Try non-perishable milk or special cappuccino milk from the supermarket. These contain more proteins than fresh milk, which produces more foam. Do you prefer to use plant-based milk? In this article, you can read which type is the best choice.
Tip 2: adjust the thickness and temperature of the foam
You can easily adjust the milk temperature and the thickness of the milk foam to your own liking via the menu of the coffee machine. There are 7 different settings for this, ranging from a thin foam layer to an extra thick one. The frothed milk ideally has a temperature of 60°C to 70°C. That is why we recommend you don't select a higher temperature than 70°C. This way, you keep the milk from getting too hot, which has a negative effect on the taste and texture of the foam.
Tip 3: place the stainless steel pitcher on the temperature sensor
You put the milk in the included stainless steel pitcher. The pitcher is made from steel, because this conducts heat well. For this reason, you don't use a cup or plastic pitcher. Make sure the stainless steel pitcher touches the temperature sensor while it's frothing and also check if the pitcher and sensor are clean. The sensor is the round steel ball underneath the steam wand. The machine uses the sensor to regulate the temperature of the milk foam. This way, you know for sure the milk isn't too hot or too cold.
Tip 4: clean the steam wand after every brew
This might not be the most fun tip, but it's a very important one: clean the steam wand. If you clean it properly, you ensure that the steam wand continues to do its job well. After frothing the milk, the steam wand automatically rinses itself. After this, you clean the exterior of the wand with a towel. To prevent blockages, you select the automatic cleaning program of the milk system in the menu on a weekly basis. After 10 minutes, the steam wand is spotless on the inside.