Cappuccino is a typical Italian drink made from espresso and milk, but other references also mention that the Cappuccino originated from the coffee beans of Turkish troops left behind after the battle led by Kara Mustapha Pasha in Vienna, Austria against the Polish-German army combined . Cappuccino is different from latte macchiato, which mostly consists of milk and a bit of foam. (“Dried cappuccino” contains less milk.)
In Italy cappuccino is taken only in the morning. In some other countries cappuccino is taken all day or after dinner. In addition to good espresso, the most important ingredient in making cappuccino is the texture and temperature of milk. When a well-trained barista heats milk for a cappuccino, he must create a “microfoam” by inserting very fine air foams into the milk. This makes the milk very smooth and sweet.
Ideally a cappuccino is made in a ceramic coffee cup that has a heat storability that is much better than a glass or paper.
In certain places, a reliable barista creates a latte art when pouring precisely heated milk into an espresso, thus creating certain designs such as apples, liver, leaves, and leaflets.
Until the 1990s Cappuccino was drunk only in Europe and some major cities in North America, but after that cappuccino was more easily obtained by North Americans in fancy coffee shop franchises, with a “European” atmosphere (especially Starbucks).
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