Oat Milk Coffee – Avery Fails

Oat Milk Coffee – Avery Fails

2023 Team First

Oat milk is an alternative creamer for coffee and is generally less viscous than traditional milk creamers. The coffee used is the Starbucks Tribute blend (darker roast) and was still fairly hot (brought to boiling and was kept in a thermos), especially compared to the cold creamer. There is an initial disturbance on the surface of the coffee when the oat milk is poured in, but the oat milk diffuses by way of convective heat currents.

To reduce reflections on the glass, Sarah Hartin, Lizzy Young, Monica Luebke, and I taped up old research posters to create a smooth white enclosure. The camera, owned by Monica Luebke, was level with the cup and was filmed longways in the frame. Post processing included rotating, cropping the video, and removing sound in Microsoft Clipchamp.

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3 Comments. Leave new

  • Ben Clairday
    Dec 13, 2023 10:44

    Hi Avery,

    Your choice of background and lighting really pronounced the convective and turbulent flow that developed from pouring the oat milk into the coffee. Nice job!

  • Izzy Young
    Oct 2, 2023 12:39

    Do you think there was a big difference between your milk and others from this experiment?

    • Avery Fails
      Oct 6, 2023 23:02

      I really only noticed a difference between the oat milk and heavy cream; it was hard to discern between oat and almond milk.


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