If the extra hour you gained of sleep this weekend didn’t suffice, grab your favorite cappuccino in honor of this national holiday. Undecided on what to order? Here are a few coffee terms explained.
Cappuccino: This drink is made with equal parts espresso and warm milk that has been frothed until foamy. The milk is then poured into the espresso.
Latte: This drink is two parts milk to one part espresso. The milk is steamed and then poured into the drink; many baristas create “latte art” with the remaining foam.
Espresso: A small amount of pressure-brewed coffee. Espresso is known to have a slightly thicker quality than regular coffee and to have a “crema” or light foam at the top. Italians prefer darker roasted espresso, though the type of roasts vary throughout the world.
Caffe Macchiato: Espresso that has a tiny amount of milk.
Caffe Mocha: A drink made with espresso, milk, and a form of chocolate (often cocoa powder, chocolate sauce, or pieces of bittersweet chocolate).
Cafe Au Lait: Cafe au lait is considered to be coffee with warm milk. In Europe, people often drink cafe au lait at home in a large mug or in a bowl.
No matter how you like your coffee, try some of these fun recipes in honor of national cappuccino day!