The Art of Cappuccino

Nov 19, 2018 1164

Frothy and rich, cappuccino is one of the most popular coffee drinks to date. But how did this beloved coffee get its start? Read on coffee lovers! In Italian, cappuccino literally means "little hood." Legend has it that the popular drink gets its name from the Capuchin friars, who wore hooded robes. Their humble attire had a distinctive reddish-brown color – a similar hue that espresso takes when milk is added to it. While nobody knows who came up with this name, one thing is certain: the Capuchin monks.

Surprisingly, the world's first cappuccino was not served in Italy! It was born in Vienna, Austria where it was served throughout coffee houses during the 1700s.  Known as kapuziner, it was made not with milk, but with cream and sugar. Today, this style of coffee is known as Viennese coffee.

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