There is nothing better than the taste of a good Cappuccino especially first thing in the morning although it is pretty special anytime of the day. Cappuccino is a rich, dark coffee that originated in Italy. The name comes from the resemblance of its color to the robes worn by the monks of the Capuchin order.
A Cappuccino is a lighter coffee drink because of the large volume of foam that sits on top of the espresso. You make this lovely drink using both steamed and frothed milk along with espresso coffee. The foam sits on the top and if you like you can sprinkle it with nutmeg, cinnamon or chocolate.
First You Should Start With Good Espresso Beans
To make a really good Cappuccino you have to start with a good quality espresso bean. The best way to do this is to first grind the beans that need to be ground very fine. Then you press the espresso down firmly using a high pressure espresso machine. The creama should be visible on top of the espresso as a golden-brown foam.
What is The Difference between a Cappuccino and a Latte
Lattes are very similar to Cappuccinos since they are half espresso and half milk. With a latte you add the milk to the cup so it mixes with the espresso. This way the milk doesnât actually stay on the top of the espresso.
How to Make the Froth
If you have an espresso machine chances are it comes with a frother. If not you can manually make the frothed milk by using a French press. You will need to heat up a cup of milk on the stove first. Next pour the milk into the French press and pump the plunger for a few minutes to create the froth for your cappuccino or latte. You can also buy separate milk frothers.
Using a Cappuccino Maker to Make a Rich Cappuccino
If you like to drink Cappuccino a lot you probably should get an espresso maker so you can make your own anytime you want. One of the benefits of having an espresso maker is that you can make steamed milk with the machine. Keep in mind that if you will be making more than one espresso drink at a time, you may want to purchase an espresso maker so that you can make several cups at once.
If you are going to make this delightful coffee beverage on a regular basis you may want to invest in several accessories including grinders, espresso cups and milk jugs. If you know you will be drinking Cappuccinos or Lattes daily, having your own machine will save you money in the long run. Going to the local coffee shop everyday can get a little expensive.
One of the benefits of having your own machine is that you can make an espresso anytime without having to run to the local coffee shop. You just need to walk to your kitchen and whip up a Cappuccino or Latte anytime you feel like it.
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