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How to make a Cappuccino at home ☕️

Espresso comes from the Italian word that means "pressed-out," which explains how the coffee drink is made; doppio is Italian for "double", as it's a double espresso, but interestingly, cappuccino takes its origins from an Italian word that refers not to coffee, but to friars. The Capuchin friars were not only renowned for their missionary work among the poor, but also for the distinctive nature of their dress. They wore simple brown robes with a long, pointed hood that typically hangs down the back. The Italian word for the hood, cappuccio, gave rise to the Italian name for the order - and later became the name for this popular cup of coffee given that the color of the espresso mixed with frothed milk closely resembled that of the Capuchin robe. A modern day cappuccino is made up from a double shot of espresso, topped with thick, hot, velvety frothed milk and dusted lightly with cocoa powderor cinnamon. Try our top tips for becoming the ultimate at home barista and perfect you cappuccino making skills, taking your everyday coffee to the next level!

How to make a Cappuccino at home ☕️

To make the best cappuccinos, we use the Dualit 3 in 1 or Espress-Auto Coffee Machines, making coffee brewing quick, simple and perfect everytime! 

  1. Start by choosing your favourite Dualit Coffee Capsule - for a more intense cappuccino, try our Americano Home Compostable Capsules, or for those who want a little less caffeine, try our Decaf Blend.
  2. Warm your Cappuccino Cup by filling it with hot water and then discarding.
  3. Follow the instructions in your coffee machine manual to make a double espresso - the perfect shot should be 60ml and fill approximately 1/3 of your mug.
  4. Steam the milk until frothy, paying close attention to create the correct ratio of foam to heated milk. If you don't have a steamer, Dualit's Milk Frother can do all the hard work for you.
  5. Pour the hot milk followed by the frothed milk directly into the coffee; this should be an even split of 60ml each.
  6. Dust the top with cocoa powder.
  7. Sit back, relax and enjoy your very own luxurious, full-bodied cup of frothed, milky coffee. Mmmmmm...

Top Tips...

  • If you're feeling creative, why not try some latte art too?

The perfect cappuccino is a combination of equal parts espresso, heated milk and frothed milk.

We have created this handy guide to assist you in brewing your very own creamy cappuccino!

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