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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cappucino

Coffeenesse,
What is Cappucino?
Cappuccino  is the drink prepared with espresso, hot milk, and steamed-milk foam. The name comes from the Capuchin monks, referring to the color of their habits.
 It is made in a steam-producing espresso machine. Espresso is poured into the bottom third of the cup, and is followed by a similar amount of hot milk. The top third of the drink consists of firm milk froth prepared a minute or two earlier; this foam is often sculpted to an artistic peaked mound. Shaved chocolate, raw sugar, cinnamon or other spices are often sprinkled onto the top of the finished drink. The cappuccino is then consumed with a teaspoon.

In a traditional cappuccino, as served in Europe and artisan coffee houses in the United States, the total of espresso and milk/froth make up between approximately 150–180 mL (5–6 imp fl oz; 5–6 USfl oz). Commercial coffee chains in the US more often serve the cappuccino as a 360 mL (13 imp fl oz; 12 US fl oz) drink or larger.

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