History of cappuccino

Cappuccino

It is believed that cappuccino got his name from the Italian word cappuccio. Cappuccio in Italian means hood that was worn by the Capuchin friars. Brown color of their hood was the reason why cappuccino got his name, as opposed to the black coffee. Original cappuccino is a coffee drink composed of double espresso, hot milk and steamed milk foam. Sugar can also be added.

During the history there where many variation of coffee beverages that are similar to the cappuccino as We know it today. In the Viennese coffee houses in the 1700s there was a beverage called “Kapuziner”. It was made as coffee with cream and sugar. For this purpose they used whipped cream.

Although “Kapuziner” was used in Vienna, original cappuccino was invented in Italy in the early 1900s. After the espresso machine become widely used in 1901 to the, cappuccino became very popular. And it staid popular to this day.