The coffee It is one of the most popular and widely consumed beverages in the world. There are many varieties, depending on the grain used and the production process. The cappuccino or cappuccino It is a type of coffee from Italian origin (invented by the Capuchin monks, hence the name) appreciated 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 it is also possible to make a «manual» cappuccino, with the help of a milk frother (foamer) or even without it, putting into practice some other homemade trick, which gives very good results.
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 makers include a milk frother or frother that will make you achieve your goal very easily. So that it turns out well, coffee experts point out that the correct proportion of a cappuccino should be: 1/3 of espresso, 1/3 of milk and 1/3 of heavy cream (foam).
First, you will have to make the coffee in the machine using about 7-8 grams of ground coffee. Next, it’s time to steam the milk, which should preferably be whole for a creamier result. About 120 ml. will be enough. Place the jug with the milk under the frothing tube and allow the steam to escape until the milk reaches a approximate temperature of 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 pour the milk slowly 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, which should be very cold. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds, then place the jar uncovered in the microwave. Heat for a few seconds, until you see that the expected foam. Once the two ingredients are ready, you just have to mix them and savor your homemade cappuccino.