What is Cappuccino?

Cappuccino is an Espresso based coffee drink prepared with exactly the same amount of Espresso, steamed milk and milk foam (1/3 of each).

The origin of the word is said to be from the Capuchin friars (Order of Friars Minor Capuchin). Why? The Capuchin Friars wore brown habits (distinctive attire worn by a member of a religious order) and shaved the top part of their head leaving a surrounding ring of brown hair.

Another origin of the word Cappuccino may be from the Italian equivalent for hood ‘Cappuccio’.

How to make Cappuccino

  • Make a shot of Espresso coffee. (See how to make an Espresso in related post.)
  • Steam the milk in your Espresso machine.
  • Create a foam in a stainless-steel carafe using 90 ml/3 oz. of milk and steam nozzle.
  • Put the nozzle into the milk for 45 to 60 seconds. Milk should be hot and frothy enough to create a rich foam.
  • Use, at least, a 250 ml/8 oz. cup and pour the brewed Espresso until it reaches 1/3.
  • Then add the steamed milk into the Espresso.
  • Use a spoon to top up with foam. Optional: Make some art on top of the foam.
  • If you prefer the beverage to be sweeter, sprinkle your Cappuccino with nutmeg, cinnamon, cocoa powder or ground chocolate.

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