What is a Cappuccino?

What is a Cappuccino?

We all know and love this drink, but what makes a cappuccino and cappuccino?

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History of Cappuccino 

Here is a fun fact about cappuccinos, it was actually named after Capuchin Friars in the 1500's! The color of espresso mixed with frothed milk was the same shade as the robes that they wear. The name then stuck with the drink and it was used throughout Europe then spread around the globe. This is the only drink that is not named after the process on how it is made. 


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What Makes a Cappuccino?

To make a cappuccino, you will need 3 things:

  1. Espresso Shot
  2. Steamed Milk
  3. Milk Foam


First you pour in the espresso shot at the bottom of the cup. Then you  add the steamed milk. Then to top it all off, the milk foam! The espresso shot, steamed milk, and foam milk should be all equal!

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Then voila! You have yourself a lovely cappuccino! A lot of people enjoy their cappuccinos with latte art. 









For more information about Cappuccinos check out this reference that we used to help us write this: https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/where-do-we-get-cappuccino

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