Mini Guide to the Perfect Cappuccino


It's National Cappucino Day on the 04th November, to celebrate we've got our Head Roaster, Matt to give us a few tips on what makes the perfect cappuccino.

First up, Matt, what is a cappuccino? 

A cappuccino is a frothy, creamy coffee made of a 1/3 coffee, 1/3 steamed milk and 1/3 frothed milk. This is how you make the perfect cup...

  • Start by making your double espresso with some great single origin coffee beans (we can help you with that!) and pour it into your chosen cup.
  • Choose your milk, note that  alternative milks are harder to froth but it is possible, the best alternative milks to use are the barista collections. 
  • Position the steamer nozzle just under the surface of the milk to allow the air to circulate within the milk forming your foam. The best temperature is 60 degrees. 
  • Once it hits temperature, gently tap the jug on the surface so the foam and steamed milk separates. 
  • Pour the steamed milk onto the coffee which is the steamed milk followed by the foam by gently shaking the jug. 
  • Finally top by sprinkling coco powder of your choice to give a hint of sweetness.
  • Cappuccinos froth traditionally forms a dome over the top of the cup.
  • Cappuccinos are named after the Italian Capuchin friars due to the espresso and foamed milk combination being a very similar colour to their robes.
To celebrate National Cappuccino Day we are giving away free Babycinos with the purchase of any coffee from us at the Makers' Market, in the the Shed, Bordon.

See you there!