Cappuccino vs Latte. What is Difference Between Cappuccino and Latte ?
Like many types of coffee, cappuccino originates in Italy. We can call this drink a kind of latte, but of course there are differences. The best answer to the question of what is a cappuccino would be: a balanced blend of quality espresso and frothed milk. Cappuccino is the perfect choice for those looking for a smooth coffee between espresso and latte.
You can find the answer to the questions of how to make cappuccino at home and which types of coffee are suitable for this in our article. In addition, we have prepared a recipe for you that we hope you will love. If you're ready, let's start.
What is Cappuccino ?
Cappuccino became popular in the United States in the late 20th century. Although many people thought it was a new type of coffee at that time, its origin dates back hundreds of years.
This type of coffee, which emerged in Italy in the early 1900s, was not known outside of Italy until the 1950s. The rising "Vienna Coffee Shop" culture in Austria has also helped increase the popularity of Cappuccino.
So where does the name Cappuccino come from? As you know, many types of coffee are usually named in relation to the way they are made. (e.g. espresso) The situation is slightly different for this beverage. Cappuccino is named after the color of the robes of the Capuchin priests of the Catholic church. The color formed by adding milk foam to the espresso is similar to the color of the priests' robes, so it started to be called by this name.
The modern Cappuccino, which is well known around the world today and can be found in almost every coffee shop, is the result of a long evolution. With the development of technology and the invention of modern espresso machines after World War II, there were improvements in this product.
How to Make Cappuccino at Home ?
Cappuccino is an espresso-based coffee. It is simply prepared by adding frothed milk to espresso. The major difference with latte is that the amount of frothed milk is higher (thicker foam layer) and it is usually presented in a smaller volume. Cappuccino is a kind of latte made with more foam than steamed milk.
Of course, your options are not limited to this. As with all espresso-based drinks, you can make variations on Cappuccino. While some use non-dairy, skim or low fat milk, others may prefer cream instead of whole milk. You can also enrich your drink with different flavors. You can make delicious variations by adding cinnamon or cocoa (chocolate) powder to the cappuccino. It's totally up to you!
Finally, Espresso, milk and milk frother are all you need to make Cappuccino at home. You can find how to make espresso at home on our Espresso page.
The trick is to balance the amount of espresso & milk and milk foam. Of course, for all these, you should choose quality coffee beans and milk. Matoke African Coffee Uganda coffee beans will be an excellent choice for cappuccino.
We begin our recipe assuming you have already prepared 30 ml of Espresso (one shot). Heat 1 glass of milk to a maximum of 70 degrees. Exposing the milk to excessive heat will cause it to smell and give the coffee a bad taste. Then froth this milk with the help of a frother. Make sure that the volume of the milk has increased by half. Remember that we want more foam than milk. The final stage is the mixing of espresso and frothed milk. Slowly pour the hot milk you have foamed onto the pre-made 30 ml Espresso by moving it from top to bottom. You should pour the milk over the espresso from a low height for a smooth drink.
Some notes to remember:
• The ideal cappuccino should be 1/3 espresso, 1/3 milk, 1/3 milk foam.
• It is recommended that the foam on the cappuccino be 3 cm thick.
• If you want to drink a stronger Cappuccino, you can choose double-espresso. You can also get good results if espresso is prepared from Decaffeinated Coffee.
• You can add cinnamon or cocoa (chocolate) powder to the frothed milk. Do not add them directly to the espresso.
• The milk you add to the espresso must be fresh and not preheated. You can use non-dairy, skim, low fat milk or whole milk.
• If you use skimmed or low-fat milk, your beverage will be an average of 70 kcal.
• It is up to you to stir the Cappuccino you have prepared with a spoon.
• Cappuccino should be served in a coffee cup. (do not use glass cups)
• Cappuchino is served hot.
• Cappuccino made with 1 shot (30 ml) espresso contains approximately 77 mg of caffeine.
• 355 ml (approximately 1 coffee cup) of cappuccino prepared with skimmed milk is approximately 82 kcal. If you prefer whole milk, it will be 133 kcal.
There are cappuccino products that we have started to see frequently in the market shelves recently. These products may contain instant coffee or powdered milk. There is quite a difference in taste between these products and the real Cappuccino. Even if you do not have a professional espresso machine at home, the cappuccinos you will make with the Moka Pot will be much more natural than these coffees.
The recipe we shared above, of course, is not a must-have rule. We recommend that you try and discover the cappuchino that suits your taste.