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What is a cappuccino coffee?

Learn all about cappuccino coffee.

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You’re about to find out all you need to know in terms of what a cappuccino is and its origins.

So, what is a cappuccino and what is in a cappuccino? A cappuccino coffee is the second most popular coffee, shortly after the latte. Although, it’s taste is a lot stronger than the latte’s. A cappuccino is made up of the perfect balance of espresso, steamed milk and frothed milk and is traditionally served in a larger cup with a chocolate dusting. Often when served, in Cafés, a pattern formed by chocolate dusting will be displayed on the foam. It is pronounced ka-puh-chee-now and it originated in Italy, around the same period as the latte did.

What is a cappuccino?

A cappuccino is approximately 180ml in a standard cappuccino cup, made with 25ml espresso and 85ml milk and the milk’s froth creates the remaining volume. To complete the cappuccinos' classic look, add a dusting of chocolate to rest on the foam. It’s also a choice some people make to add flavoured syrups for a sweeter taste or different dustings such as cinnamon for a spicier tang.

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What does cappuccino mean?

Now you know what a cappuccino is, but what does it actually mean? The definition of a cappuccino is quite simply a coffee made with espresso and steamed milk with a frothy layer of milk to complete its classic look.

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The story of the cappuccino

The classic drink, like the latte, first came to Europe and America in the 1980’s. Its origins lie in Italy where the story of the coffee’s name is quite interesting and rather unusual. According to the Italians, the name was given to the coffee because the colour of an espresso and frothy milk have visual similarities to the colour of the Capuchin robe worn by the Capuchin friar - members of the Franciscan orders of monks, founded in the 16th century. Now, we bet you never knew that!

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Behind the scenes of the cappuccino

It’s safe to say that the cappuccino is one of the healthier coffee options. Whilst the coffee doesn’t contain any added sugars, there are still some sneaky ways that sugar can slip its way into the drink. Roughly 4.88g of sugar is contained within the milk, although using cow’s milk alternatives such as soy, almond or coconut milk can help reduce these sugars for a healthier option. There are approximately 57 calories in a 180ml serving and a moderate amount of caffeine - 78.2mg.

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Macchiato or cappuccino? Which is it?

How do you tell the difference between the two delicious coffees that are the cappuccino and the macchiato?

Well that’s easy; it’s all in the measurements! A cappuccino is known for having perfectly balanced ratios of espresso, steamed milk and foamy milk on top. Whereas, the macchiato has a base of steamed milk, two shots of espresso and a fine layer of milky foam; the coffee ratio is higher than the milk, giving it a much stronger taste. And again, to finish off the classic look of the cappuccino, just add a sprinkle of chocolate powder to the foam.

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Grand Cru Espresso Beans

This is our 100% Arabica espresso coffee blend. It has the best Kenyan AA Grade beans for acidity, citrus notes and a chocolate after taste.

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This is a blend of Brazilian Fine Cup beans from the Minas Gerais Plateau, Ugandan robustas from the Lake Victoria region, arabicas from Honduras and Bourbon varietal Arabica beans.

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Discover our Fairtrade premium coffee beans today. We have a wide range of Fairtrade coffee beans, espresso beans and coffee in a bag available to order online.

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A coffee that tastes a little stronger and yet is harmonious: Cafe Cream Bistro Montana. Darker roast

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A darker decaffeinated coffee with hints of roasted almonds

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Each fully biodegradable bag contains Rainforest Alliance Certified. 100% Fresh Ground Arabica coffee.

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Bag Of Commercial Grand Cru Espresso Beans

Grand Cru Espresso Beans

This is our 100% Arabica espresso coffee blend. It has the best Kenyan AA Grade beans for acidity, citrus notes and a chocolate after taste.

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Commercial Premier Cru Coffee Beans

Premier Cru

This is a blend of Brazilian Fine Cup beans from the Minas Gerais Plateau, Ugandan robustas from the Lake Victoria region, arabicas from Honduras and Bourbon varietal Arabica beans.

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Bag Of Commercial Fairtrade Espresso Beans

Fairtrade

Discover our Fairtrade premium coffee beans today. We have a wide range of Fairtrade coffee beans, espresso beans and coffee in a bag available to order online.

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