History of the Cappuccino

The creamy texture and rich aroma of cappuccino is irresistible to many. It is typically made with one double espresso and frothed milk. 

Cappuccino is a type of coffee beverage that falls in the espresso category. Its flavor profile is much more intense and rich than coffee. The beverage originates from Italy and has been enjoyed by Italians and continental Europe for hundreds of years. 

This drink dates back to the Ottoman era, where variations were enjoyed and introduced to Europe. Water would be brought to boil, and coffee beans added. It was originally enjoyed without milk and would sometimes contain sugar as well. 

Fast forward to the late 1700s and the British and French started to filter their coffee beans when making coffee. From here, milk was introduced and altered the taste of the original brew. 

Viennese Coffee, also known as Kapuziner, started to appear in Viennese coffee houses in the late 1700s. It was a huge success, and soon, most of Europe began to enjoy coffee with sugar and full cream. 

Cappuccino, the beverage, is relatively new to the scene, having made its debut in Northern Italy in the 1930s. During this time, the beverage is made with coffee, whipped cream, and cinnamon sprinkled on top. It wasn’t until the mid-1950s when espresso machines started to gain popularity that cappuccinos were made with espresso. 

What is special about cappuccinos

Cappuccino is renowned for its rich flavor, creamy texture, and sweet-bitter taste. It is ideal in the mornings when you need that extra kick to get the day started. 

Apart from its taste and aroma, the cappuccino holds many health benefits:

Cappuccinos are known to lower the risk of a stroke, a fact supported by research. Due to its ability to act as a diuretic, it has also been praised as a fat burner. Other benefits are that cappuccinos may prevent type 2 diabetes, lower the risk of cancer, and have been known to reduce gallstones. 

Furthermore, heart ailments can be prevented by regular consumption of cappuccinos. This is because coffee is known for its antioxidant properties. It actively lowers cholesterol, one of the major contributors to heart disease.

Possibly the most important benefit of drinking cappuccinos regularly is that this beverage can uplift your mood and fight depression. 

Is cappuccino better than coffee?

This will depend on who you ask.

When it comes to texture, flavor, aroma, and taste, most would agree that cappuccino wins the war, hands down. However, some individuals prefer the milder, and sometimes smoother taste, of a high-quality coffee. 

Speak to a representative at Armstrong Coffee Service at (806) 669-3872 today regarding your office coffee supplies. Armstrong Coffee Service has been serving the Pampa, Texas area since 2001.

The company stocks and supplies commercial businesses with coffee machines, equipment, supplies, and services related to the coffee business. 


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