A proper cappuccino should be made with foamy milk, or if you find that concept difficult to grasp, aim for a mixture of half steamed milk and half foam instead of the full amount of foam.
Foam is not only responsible for the warm and comforting sensation that a beautiful cappuccino or latte provides as it is consumed, but it is also responsible for the beautiful designs that can be placed on top of those beverages.
Sharing some fascinating facts about its creation, its deliciousness, and why not all foam is created equally.
Whip the milk for a minute or two until it is nice and frothy, using an immersion blender to make it easier to pour. If you do not have an immersion blender, place the heated milk in a lidded jar and vigorously shake until a good amount of foam forms. Use a large enough jar to allow room for the foam to form.
Full cream milk produces a thicker, creamier foam, adding body to your coffee drink. Low-fat milk and skim milk are significantly lighter and produce more foam with larger air bubbles, resulting in a more delicate latte or cappuccino.
Cappuccinos have a volume of approximately 6 ounces and are made with one shot of espresso, steamed milk, and foamed milk, among other ingredients. Thus, it is proportionately 1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk, and 1/3 milk foam, and it is smaller than a caffe latte.
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OCM was started in 2007, focusing first on coffee machines, then marketing for coffee and food and beverage companies. Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with.
OCM has also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of the modules are running in the Singapore Skillsfuture Classes in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes.
For the readers (coffee lovers), we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).
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