What is a cappuccino

It is a type of coffee that consists of one part espresso, one part steamed milk and one part milk froth. With a cappuccino, first, pour the espresso and then the steamed milk. In this way, the white color of milk blends nicely with the color of coffee. The cappuccino with cocoa from ten years ago has since made way for the firm and glossy milk foam with the most beautiful latte art. Learn the secrets of the cappuccino: an interaction between coffee, milk and milk foam.

what is a cappuccino
what is a cappuccino

Origin cappuccino

The origin of the cappuccino is claimed by Vienna. The name is derived from “Kapuziner Kaffee”. Nowadays, it is known as an Italian coffee. Whereas in the USA we are used to drinking it all day long, Italians only drink it in the morning.

The importance of the right milk

The perfect cappuccino stands and falls with good milk for firm milk foam (also known as microfoam). Milk contains proteins, fats, and sugars. The protein whey provides the nice, thick and creamy effect with steamed milk. Fresh, whole milk works best for perfect milk froth. Tip: make sure your milk is always cold when you start to milk it.

what is a cappuccino

Cappuccino vs flat white

A flat white is like a cappuccino a variety of espresso topped with hot milk and a layer of firm foam. However, it is served and served in a different proportion. Where it consists of three equal layers of espresso, warm milk, and milk foam, a flat white consists of a double shot of espresso (50-70 ml), 70 ml of steamed milk and a thin layer of firm milk foam.

what is a cappuccino

This is how you make the perfect in 4 steps

View the four steps below for making a delicious cappuccino.


First, steam the milk to the right temperature. You can make real it with cold, whole milk. Good milk foam is preferably thick, silky soft, firm and with few bubbles. 

Make the espresso

Make the espresso in a way of your choice.

Pouring frothed milk

Carefully pour the milk and the milk froth onto the coffee. The perfect cappuccino consists of 1/3 coffee, 1/3 hot milk and 1/3 milk foam.


Serve a delicious cappuccino!

The art of latte art

Latte art is literally translated ‘milk art’ and nowadays decorates many cappuccinos in the better coffee bars. The heart, the rosetta, and the tulip are the three basic figures for latte art. If you have mastered these three, you master the basic skills for serving an artistic cappuccino that will put a smile on the faces of your guests. Learn here how to make the three most famous latte art figures themselves.

This is how you serve a cappuccino

You serve it in a porcelain cup with a round bottom. It consists of three equal parts of espresso, steamed milk, and milk froth: 25-35 ml espresso, 100 ml steamed milk and one centimeter of milk froth. Serve the cup of cappuccino on a matching dish with a teaspoon, sugar and a tasty cookie. Create an extra coffee experience and finish your cappuccino with latte art.