Friday, June 8, 2018

cappuccino -

Cappuccino is a typical Italian drink made from espresso and milk, but other references also mention that the Cappuccino originated from the seeds of the coffee of the Turkish soldiers left behind after the battle led by Kara Mustapha Pasha in Vienna, Austria against the Polish-Germania joint army.

Cappuccino is usually defined as 1/3 espresso, 1/3 of heated milk and 1/3 of milk shaken until frothy. Another definition mentions 1/3 espresso and 2/3 microfoam. Cappuccino is different from latte macchiato, which mostly consists of milk and a bit of foam. ("Dried cappuccino" contains less milk.)

In Italy cappuccino is drunk almost always only early for breakfast. In some other countries cappuccino is taken all day or after dinner.

In addition to good espresso, the most important ingredient in making cappuccino is the texture and temperature of milk. When a well-trained barista heats milk for a cappuccino, he must create a "microfoam" by inserting very fine air foams into the milk. This makes the milk very smooth and sweet.

Ideally a cappuccino is made in a ceramic coffee cup that has a heat storability that is much better than a glass or paper.

In certain places, a skilled barista creates latte art when pouring precisely heated milk into the espresso, thus creating designs such as apples, liver, leaves, and leaflets.

Until the 1990s Cappuccino was drunk only in Europe and some major cities in North America, but after that cappuccino was more easily obtained by North Americans in fancy coffee shop franchises, with a "European" atmosphere (especially Starbucks).