What is cappuccino?
How to make cappuccino at home?
Cappuccino is an Italian espresso-based coffee drink.
The classic version includes a double portion of black coffee, hot milk, and thick milk foam, but some barista are used instead of the last two cream ingredients, cinnamon, chocolate crumb, orange zest are also added to the drink.
This beverage has a mild taste with light coffee mustard. If everything is done correctly, the drink should turn out sweet even without adding sugar (due to foamed fatty milk).
The name “cappuccino” comes from the Order of the Capuchins since in color the drink resembles the beige-brown cassocks of the holy brothers.
The very word cappucio (lat. Caputium) is translated from Italian as “hood” – an indispensable attribute of the daily dress of the order’s servants.
- Pour a double portion of espresso (60 ml) into a steam-preheated high coffee glass or cup, with a minimum volume of 180 ml.
- Heat the milk to 60-70 ° C, then beat it with a corolla or mixer into fine foam until the volume doubles.
- Holding the foam with a spoon, add the milk to the espresso, sweeten with sugar and mix if desired. Put foam on top.