Espresso Beverages

The Cappuccino

Cappuccinos are by far the most underrated espresso drink there is. When made correctly cappuccinos are the closest think to tasting a cloud; a cloud of espresso that is. Traditionally cappuccinos are made with 1/3 espresso, 1/3 milk, and 1/3 foamed milk. A “wet” cappuccino has more milk, where as a “dry” cappuccino has more foam. If you order a cappuccino and it is not exactly how you asked do not be afraid to send it back. Any one who calls themselves a barista should know how to make a cappuccino correctly. Here’s the signs of a good cappuccino:

Foam

A layer of silky foam sits on top of the milk. Do not accept any so called foam with air bubbles. Bubbles are not foam people.

Color

You should see the espresso in it. If it looks like foamed milk by itself chances are the barista doesn’t know how to properly pour.

Taste

Every spoonful of foam should taste like espresso. Regardless of how many shots are in the drink ,the espresso should be spread throughout.

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