Today (November 8) is National Cappuccino Day, a day set aside those coffee lovers who think a latte is too weak and an espresso is a bit much.
What is a Cappuccino?
As defined in Merriam-Webster, a cappuccino is an espresso coffee topped with frothed hot milk or cream, and often flavored with cinnamon. It is different to a flat white, which does not have frothed milk.
Where Does the Word ‘Cappuccino’ Come From?
Unlike other coffees, cappuccino does not get its name from its method of preparation. Terms such as espresso (“express”) and macchiato (“spotted”) come directly from the Italian words for how the coffee is made, but cappuccino bucks that trend.
According to Merriam-Webster, the word ‘cappuccino’ comes from the Capuchin friars. They were members of the larger Franciscan orders of monks founded in the 16th century. Known for their missionary work and dedication to extreme poverty, the monks wore simple, brown robes. When the frothed milk hot drink was first introduced in Italy, it was named after the friars because the color of the drink matched their robes. It became part of the English language in the late 1800s, according to Merriam-Webster.
National Cappuccino Day 2019 Deals
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OSP: Make cappuccinos at home with a handheld electric milk frother. Groupon.com is offering 47 percent off original price, making one just over $10
Groupon+ is also offering cashback on purchases in coffee stores up and down the U.S. Check up local stores for details.
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