Utrecht! Its National Cappuccino Day

National Cappuccino Day is observed annually on November 8.

A nice hot cup of cappuccino is perfect on a frosty morning, meeting with friends or just to enjoy alone with a creamy cuppa.

Traditionally prepared with espresso, hot milk, and steamed-milk foam, a cappuccino is an Italian coffee drink.

The word cappuccino comes from the Capuchin friars  who are an Order of friars in the Catholic Church, and is the diminutive form of cappuccio in Italian, meaning hood or something that covers the head.

This popular coffee beverage got its name not from the hood on their habits but from the colour of the hooded robes that the friars wore.

  • In 1945 Achille Gaggia invented the modern espresso machine which popularized the cappuccino.
  • The Mid 1990s – Cappuccino was made more widely available tas upscale coffee houses sprang up.
  • Late 1990′s to Early 2000′s – Cappuccinos became popular in the United States causing a boom in the American coffee industry.
  • The start of 21st Century – A modified short-cut version of the cappuccino started being served at fast-food chains.
  • While steaming the milk you must pay close attention to attain the correct ratio of foam
  • The cappuccino is one of the most difficult espresso-based beverages to make properly.
  • A skilled barista may create artistic shapes while he/she is pouring milk on top of the espresso coffee.

Celebrate the Day by visiting your favorite coffee shop to enjoy a nice hot and delicious cup of cappuccino and use #CappuccinoDay to post on social media.

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Share a Cappuccino with a loved one!

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Jon Wilkins

Jon Wilkins is Welsh and lives in England. He is a writer. A Europhile and Remainer, he is a regular visitor to Utrecht and has set his crime novel series in the city.

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