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Cappuccino

A 5–6 oz espresso and milk beverage that should produce a harmonious balance of rich, sweet milk and espresso.
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What is a cappuccino?

Most of the time, people assume a cappuccino is a drink made up of 1/3 espresso, foam and milk, however the definition of a cappuccino actually is a bit different. A cappuccino is prepared with a single shot of espresso, textured milk and a minimum of 1 cm of foam depth (assessed vertically). This was defined by the Specialty Coffee Association and the World Barista Championship.

Pronunciation

ca-puh-chino