Saturday, December 27, 2008

Popular Coffee-Cappuccino

Facts about Italy presents:Popular Coffee-Cappuccino


Italians love their coffee. Italian coffee is an art form with many customs and traditions.
The world owes them for the introduction of espresso, that thick rich coffee creation that’s one-of-a-kind. And, if that weren’t enough, they’re also responsible for the creation of cappuccino.Whether it's a caffè corretto thrown back like a shot, a cappuccino and brioche for breakfast, or a granita di caffè con panna to cool off from the hot midday sun, in Italy there is a coffee drink specific for every time and mood.


The Italians use the rule-of-thirds for the preparation of a good cappuccino. First, make a standard espresso shot in a pear-shaped 6-ounce cup.Second, pour in the warm, frothed milk.The milk and foam fill about one-third of the height each. Italians never order cappuccino after a meal and Italians can't understand why anyone would order a calorie-rich cappuccino after a big meal.


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