The history of the cappuccino: How was it invented?

The cappuccino is a classic coffee made with espresso and frothed milk, often dusted with a touch of cocoa. But how was this delicious coffee invented? In this blog article, we take a look at the history of cappuccino and its origins.

The origins of cappuccino can be traced back to the 17th century in Italy. At that time, there was already a coffee culture in Italy and people mainly drank espresso. The idea of combining milk with the espresso came later. However, the cappuccino as we know it today was not born until the 20th century.

One theory is that cappuccino gets its name from the Capuchin monks who lived in Italy in the 16th century. These wore brown hoods similar to those of the foamed milk. The milk was then combined with the espresso to create the cappuccino.

Another theory is that the cappuccino was invented in Vienna in the 20th century. There it was called “capuchin” and consisted of espresso, frothed milk and whipped cream. However, this variant should not be confused with the Italian cappuccino.

Then, in the 1950s, the cappuccino became increasingly popular in Italy. However, it was not until the 1980s that cappuccino became popular in the U.S. and other countries. Today it is known and loved worldwide.

The preparation of the cappuccino is relatively simple. First, an espresso is prepared and poured into a cup. Milk is then foamed and poured onto the espresso. Traditionally, cappuccino is dusted with a touch of cocoa, although this is not always the case.

Conclusion: The history of cappuccino is long and interesting. There are various theories about how it was invented, but one thing is certain: the cappuccino is an important part of Italian coffee culture and has found its place in the world of coffee.

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