Get Ready for National Cappuccino Day!
When you go to coffee shops, generally, you will see a similar set of menu items—espressos, lattes, regular coffee, and cappuccinos, to name a few. Over the years, national days and months have actually been specially established to honor our love for certain foods and beverages, like these. For example, in September, across the United States, we celebrated one of our favorite days of the year—National Coffee Day. Well, this Sunday, November 8th, it’s National Cappuccino Day, and we’re helping you get ready for the fun with some cool tools and recipes. But, before we dive right into that, you may want to know some fun facts about that peculiar word, ‘cappuccino’ that you could use to impress your friends.
ORIGINS OF CAPPUCCINOTo begin, cappuccino is a coffee-based drink that originated in Italy. Literally translated, it means “little hood.” While this may seem odd, it is actually very aptly named, and alludes to its religious roots. In terms of religion, this refers to the brownish hoods worn by the Capuchin order of Franciscan monks in the 16th century. Thus, little hood is a good description of the ‘head’ of foamed milk that tops the beverage, and encircles the darker coffee. The cappuccino as we know it today, actually didn’t appear until the 20th century, when enhanced versions of the espresso machine came out, and it became more widely available in North America.
TOOLSNow that you know a thing or two about cappuccino, it’s time to get brewing! When it comes to cooking and coffee brewing, you’re only as good as your tools. Only with the proper equipment can you put forth the best product possible. CoffeeAM is here to help you make one remarkable cup of cappuccino. How? With the Capresso Cafe Espresso/Cappuccino Machine. This state-of-the-art machine saves both time and space, and luckily, it even makes cleanup a breeze. You don’t need to be a professional barista or coffee expert to operate this machine, as we have made user-friendliness a top priority. It includes several useful and unique features, like an unlimited steam output, which produces hot, frothy milk for your cappuccinos and lattes, indicator lights for “warm up” and “ready,” a swivel frother, and cord storage, among others. Give your friends or yourself a little treat (minus the hassle) today.
RECIPEOk, you have the tools, now all you need is just the right recipe to make your day a little more satisfying. Here is one of our original recipes, which has a name as delightful as its flavors! Making this will be just as enjoyable to make, as it is to drink. Citrus Celebration Cappuccino (1) Take your favorite mug, and combine the following ingredients: