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4 tips to make a cappuccino with your Sage Nespresso Creatista

You want to enjoy delicious cappuccinos that you've made at home with your new Nespresso machine to the fullest. The Sage Nespresso Creatista Plus has many settings that let you adjust the milk foam. On top of that, there are other ways to adjust your cappuccino to your tastes. We'll give you 4 tips, so you can prepare your cappuccino the way you like it best.

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4 tips to make cappuccinos with your Sage Nespresso Creatista Plus

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

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

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

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

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.

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