How To Make A Cappuccino

Espresso, hot milk and steamed milk foam - this can only mean a cup of cappuccino is ready to be served. A popular choice for coffeehouses everywhere, the cappuccino is a star in its own right. With its rich flavor and delicate aroma, young and old alike appreciate a hearty cup well-brewed cappuccino. And since it is such a hit with people of different backgrounds, why not learn to whip up a cup or two? This article will show you a complete guide in how to make a cappuccino that will surely impress your friends. All you need is coffee, milk and an espresso machine.

First things First

The base for a cappuccino is the espresso. Espresso is a type of beverage that is brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under freshly grounded coffee. This concentrated drink has a thicker consistency and stronger flavor as compared to other coffee brews. Because of this, espresso is commonly used as the base for all other coffee brews such as lattes, macchiattos, mochas and of course, cappuccino.

Espresso can easily be made at home using home espresso machines. The popularity of espresso has given rise to these machines which makes cup of espresso convenient and accessible at any time. There is no particular coffee bean indicated for making an espresso. What is important is the concentration of the grounded coffee. About one and a half ounces of espresso can be used and placed in a five ounce-cup to make room for the milk and foam. So how to make a cappuccino? Just add the following ingredients below.

Working with Milk

To give the cappuccino its rich, creamy taste, milk is added to the espresso. Put 5 ounces of milk into the espresso and put on the steam nozzle. Leave the milk to be heated and turned to foam for about a minute or when there's enough foam as you wish. Add one and a half ounces of the steamed milk into the espresso.

A Foamy Finish

To top it all off, place the foam from the steamed milk that you have allowed to heat up in the espresso machine. Now you can enjoy a steaming cup of fresh, hot cappuccino! And once your friends have tasted your brew, they will ask you for tips on how to make a cappuccino in no time!

Remember, the ratio of all ingredients in making a cappuccino is 1/3 espresso, 1/3 milk and 1/3 foam.

So for all the cappuccino lovers out there, you know what to do. Just follow these simple steps in how to make a cappuccino and you're ready to start serving!


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