The coffee is one of the most popular drinks and most consumed worldwide. There are many varieties, depending on the grain used and the production process. The cappuccino or cappuccino is a type of coffee Italian origin (invented by the Capuchin monks, hence the name) prized for its mild flavor and characteristic foam.
If you have a capsule coffee maker at home, it is clear that you have it very easy, but, also, it is possible to make a “manual” cappuccino, with the help of a milk frother or even without it, putting into practice some another homemade trick, which works very well.
The cappuccino at home, step by step
Controlling the quantities and temperature of each of the ingredients is the secret of a great cappuccino. You have two options:
With espresso machine
Generally, these types of coffee machines include a milk frother or frother that will make you achieve your goal very easily. To make it work for you, coffee experts point out that the correct ratio of cappuccino should be: 1/3 espresso, 1/3 milk and 1/3 milk cream (foam).
First of all, you will have to make the coffee in the machine using about 7-8 grams of ground coffee. Next, it’s time to vaporize the milk, which should preferably be whole for a creamier result. About 120 ml. will suffice. Place the milk jug under the frothing tube and let the steam escape until the milk reaches a temperature of approximately 65º. Separate the jug from the machine and tap on the counter, so that the foam remains on the surface and the liquid milk remains at the bottom of the container. Finally, you just have to slowly pour the milk over the coffee and add sugar to your liking if you want you can put your personal touch, for example, sprinkling your cappuccino with cinnamon, cocoa or instant coffee.
With a traditional coffee maker
It is also possible. Prepare your coffee as you always do and reserve. Meanwhile, put the necessary amount of milk (about 100 – 120 ml.) In a glass jar with a lid, this should be very cold. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds, then microwave the uncapped jar. Heat a few seconds, until you see that the expected foam begins to form. Once the two ingredients are ready, you just have to mix them and savor your homemade cappuccino.