November 8, 2012

National Cappuccino Day

"There's a lot more that goes into making that cappuccino you get on your way to work than you might think." - Brian Rice

It's National Cappuccino Day!

One of the very first "fancy" coffee drinks I remember from my childhood was the cappuccino. I think this is because our local gas station got one of those industrialized machines that made them for the same price as a regular coffee. Although, if you're getting a cappuccino from a gas station you have to ask yourself: "Am I really drinking a cappuccino? Or am I drinking some really terrible Amur-KAH'n version from a gas station which probably doesn't taste authentic at all?"

The answer is the latter of the two options (in case you couldn't figure that one out).

Actual cappuccino is a mixture of 1/3 espresso, 1/3 hot milk, and 1/3 steamed milk foam. Not 1/3 gas station, 1/3 machine that spits out either cappuccino or horchata, 1/3 desperation.

Personally, I've never really been into cappuccinos. I feel like all that foam is a mega waste of space. I just don't understand. WHY DOES THERE NEED TO BE SO MUCH FOAM TAKING UP ROOM IN MY CUP THAT COULD BE USED FOR MORE ESPRESSO? Unless a pretty design has been made in the foam. Then I guess it's alright. Because that's impressive.

Happy National Cappuccino Day!