Served with steamed milk, milk foam, and espresso, cappuccino is a coffee beverage. In many ways, it's the same as the popular cafe beverage, the latte, except that the proportion of steamed milk is different.
A cappuccino is made up of the same amount of espresso, steamed milk, and foam. A latte is made with 13 percent espresso and 2/3 steamed milk and topped with a thin layer of foam. The differences in appearance and flavor between the two beverages are minor, as is the difference in flavor. However, because the cappuccino is the easier of the two drinks to make at home.
Without an espresso machine, you'll be hard-pressed to achieve the microfoam-like texture you're looking for in a latte, which is almost impossible to achieve without one. A cappuccino can be made quickly and easily with frothed milk using a variety of tools, including a whisk.
You'll need espresso roast coffee in order to make a cappuccino. The roasting process is critical in order to achieve the desired dark, bitter flavor. When preparing the espresso, make sure to use a fine grind to ensure that it is as smooth as possible.
An espresso machine, a manual espresso maker, or an Aeropress are all viable options. There are a variety of methods for making espresso. We make espresso with an espresso machine that sits on a countertop.
Alternatively, you can use a small manual espresso maker, which is both cheaper and more portable! The cheapest option is an Aeropress, which does not produce espresso that is nearly as good as a traditional espresso machine, but it does the job.
Make sure you use milk that is as fresh as possible! Milk that is nearing the end of its shelf life does not foam as vigorously.
Whole milk is the best milk for a cappuccino, according to experts. Full-fat milk froths the best because it contains the most fat from the milk. You can also use 2 percent milk instead of whole milk. It works reasonably well, but you lose a little of the richness in the process.
For a vegan cappuccino, use oat milk instead of regular milk. It is oat milk that is the best non-dairy milk to use because it froths the best and has the best flavor
Other Questions about Coffee
Questions not about coffee (but important to coffee)
OCM (OnCoffeeMakers.com) was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link).
In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years:
OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM
OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM
Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with.
Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops:
OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more.
So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates:
For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube
For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG
For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN
PS: For the 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).