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In honour of National Cappuccino Day we decided to research the origin of the cappuccino and why we love them so much! Here are the top 10 facts we found:
1.) Fact number 1 – November 8th is National Cappuccino Day! Where we celebrate all things good about the cappuccino. Check out our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) to find out what we’re up to today!
2.) ‘Cappuccino’ comes from the Latin work Caputium and is the diminutive form of cappuccino in Italian, meaning ‘hood’. The cappuccino adopted this name due to its reddish-brown colour which was similar to the hooded robes worn by monks back in the 16th (Who knew?)
3.) Coffee has been around for over 11 centuries and is currently the most widely consumed beverage in the world. The cappuccino has become the most popular choice among exotic coffee lovers everywhere.
4.) A cappuccino is often topped with a dusting of chocolate or cinnamon powder, made especially beautiful with a heart stencil!
5.) A cappuccino has much less milk then a latte. It is prepared with less steamed or textured milk which gives it a much stronger flavour.
6.) The very first cappuccino machines were big and extravagant (in true Italian style!) Much of the enjoyment of drinking the cappuccino was watching it being made in the sophisticated and stylish machine with skill and expertise being shown from the server. Now machines are much smaller but still just as stylish! Check out our Sage machines here!
7.) In Italy, the cappuccino is traditionally consumed once a day with breakfast.
8.) One style of cappuccino is a wet cappuccino. This has much more steamed milk than frothed milk.
9.) Another style of cappuccino is a dry cappuccino. This has more foamed milk than steamed milk.
10.) The cappuccino are one of the most difficult espresso-based beverages to make properly! There needs to be three equal parts of steamed milk, foamed milk and espresso. Attaining the correct ratio of foam requires close attention and patience while steaming the milk.
(This takes some serious practice, so make sure you have the right equipment!)