What is cappuccino besides a frothy, hot, delectable and oh so brilliantly specialized coffee drink? Well – that rather sums it up! However, there is history behind this wonderful invention. Cappuccino is, in fact, an espresso drink. Meaning it uses finely ground coffee passed through a very fine filter creating a small amount of drinkable coffee that packs a huge punch.
The drink originated in Italy and, as I mentioned, is prepared with espresso. Hot milk and foam is also used. Many confuse the cappuccino with a café latte. The café latte is nearly half milk and foam whereas cappuccino is primarily coffee with foam.