A classic Cappuccino combines equal parts espresso, steamed milk, and frothed milk, resulting in a rich and velvety coffee that's beloved around the world. It's characterized by its smooth texture and delicate balance of flavors, topped with a sprinkle of cocoa or cinnamon for an extra touch of warmth and sophistication.

Glass Type: Cappuccino Cup


  • 1 shot of espresso
  • Equal parts of steamed milk and milk froth (about 60 ml or 2 ounces each)
  • Cocoa powder or cinnamon for garnish


  • Brew a shot of espresso and pour it into a cappuccino cup.
  • Steam milk until it's hot and has doubled in volume, creating a smooth, velvety texture.
  • Gently pour the steamed milk over the espresso, holding back the froth with a spoon.
  • Spoon the milk froth on top to fill the cup.
  • Lightly dust the froth with cocoa powder or cinnamon.

Did You Know?

  • The name "Cappuccino" comes from the Capuchin friars, referring to the color of their robes, which resembles the color of the drink.
  • A perfect cappuccino has a balance of flavors, with no single element overpowering the others.
  • Traditionally enjoyed in the morning, the cappuccino is a staple in Italian breakfast culture, often accompanied by a pastry.