What Is A Cappuccino?

Other than a traditional cup of drip coffee, lattes are among the most popular beverages. Although these two espresso drinks are made with many of the same ingredients, the skill and attention to detail of the barista result in two drinks with distinct tastes, textures, and finishes.

Cappuccinos have an even distribution of espresso, steamed milk, and foamed milk, distinguished by their layers, and they are served with a spoon. A latte has significantly more steamed milk and a light layer of foam than a cappuccino. It’s a beverage that was perfected and popularized during both World Wars.

It begins with a bottom layer of one or two shots of espresso, then topped with another layer of hot steamed milk before being doused with a thick and airy layer of foam to give it a velvety texture.

Cappuccinos have much stronger espresso flavors than lattes, which is due to the fact that they contain less milk and more foam than lattes. A skilled barista will be able to create the perfect cappuccino when made correctly. 

In addition, the flavor is significantly more intense. You'll probably be wondering why espresso is considered stronger than drip coffee but contains significantly less caffeine than that. One espresso shot weighs 1.5 ounces and contains 80 milligrams of caffeine per serving.

Cappuccinos contain a small amount of milk, but they still contain a significant amount of calories, protein, and fat in each serving of coffee. Macchiatos, on the other hand, contain only a splash of milk and are significantly lower in calories, fat, and protein than other coffee drinks.

According to studies, drinking a cup of cappuccino up to 180 ml per day can significantly reduce the oxidation of bad cholesterol and thus help to prevent heart disease and stroke. It also reduces the risk of having a stroke by 20 percent, and it should be taken without sugar to keep blood sugar levels under control as well. It also aids in the digestion process.

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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. 

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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).