Cappuccino Coffee

by Karen Bates
(last updated October 17, 2014)

Without a doubt, coffee is one of the most popular drinks there is. This beverage can be served hot or cold, is made in various roasts and flavors, and can be prepared in many different ways to achieve various tastes. For each of the coffee drinkers in the world, there is a preferred way that they enjoy their coffee.

That first cup of coffee in the morning is what helps many people to wake up and face the day with energy. Because of its taste and energizing effects, coffee has become a staple for a large group of people. Many of us look forward to drinking a delicious cup of our favorite java each day.

There isn't just one way to make coffee, however. Although one of the most common ways to drink this beverage is from a drip coffee maker, it can be used with other ingredients. For those who like drinks with coffee as part of the recipe, coffee drinks can be a wonderful treat.

One of the best known and most-loved coffee drinks is cappuccino, which originated in Italy in the early 1900s. Basically, this drink contains espresso (which is concentrated coffee that is quite strong), milk foam, and steamed milk together in a cup. Sometimes, a bit of nutmeg or cinnamon is sprinkled on top of the drink as well for a little extra flavor and to add to the appearance of the cappuccino.

Making the perfect cappuccino drink is not so simple as just throwing ingredients together. There are specific ways that this drink should be prepared to qualify it to be called a real, genuine cappuccino. For instance, you should use certain proportions of espresso to milk. Also, the milk should be steamed in such a way that it comes out silky and smooth, with just the right appearance as well as texture. There are many methods for making a cappuccino, but making a really great one takes some skill and practice. Of course, every person has his or her own specific tastes when it comes to this espresso beverage, and you might find that you prefer more or less of a certain ingredient in your cappuccino.

You can find cappuccinos at just about any coffee shop, or you might enjoy this drink so much that you buy your own machine so you can make and drink cappuccinos at home. There are many machines out there that you can choose from to help you prepare delicious cappuccinos in your own kitchen.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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