Espresso, steamed milk, and milk froth are all used in equal amounts to make one cappuccino. For the best flavor balance between your espresso and the appropriate amount of milk, the size of your cup is extremely important. They are typically smaller than those for lattes (between 150 and 180 mL).
Cappuccino foam can be either dry or velvety in texture. Dry foam has large, airy bubbles and a lot of volume, whereas velvety foam (or microfoam) has bubbles that are barely visible and has a small amount of volume.
Coffee is a brewed beverage made from coffee beans, which are obtained from the Coffea plant and are consumed black. Caffeine-based beverages, such as cappuccinos, are made by mixing brewed coffee with milk and milk froth. Finely roasted beans are pressed into a small "puck" shaped shape by a machine, which produces the cappuccino.
In addition, the flavor is significantly more intense. Most of you are probably wondering why espresso (and thus cappuccino) are considered stronger than drip coffee but contain significantly less caffeine than the latter. Espresso shots are 1.5 ounces and contain 80 mg of caffeine per shot, according to the International Coffee Organization.
A cappuccino is made with espresso, which contains few calories, but milk-based concoctions contain approximately 110 calories and 6 grams of fat.
Another significant distinction between cappuccino and coffee is the culture of preference associated with each beverage. Normally, people order their coffee whenever they want, but some of us have a routine when it comes to what we drink at specific times of the day.
For example, cappuccino coffee is best enjoyed first thing in the morning. It is because of the high concentration of milk and sugar in this beverage that it is considered a heavy drink for the evening.
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).