Cappuccino Recipe

Cappuccino Recipe

Cappuccino Recipe Coffee Lovers Warehouse

A Cappuccino is a traditional light and foamy Italian espresso drink that is usually made with one-part steamed milk and one-part espresso, then topped with foamed milk (for an elegant and delicious experience).

Enjoy learning how to make this popular espresso drink using our cappuccino recipe below. Remember: You must froth the milk.  

First, our Cappuccino Recipe requires an espresso machine, which will help you make the perfect cup of cappuccino; and even replace your favorite coffee shop beverage. The espresso machine we use sits on a countertop. You can use a small manual espresso maker which is cheaper than a espresso machine or you can used a portable one. 

You’ll need espresso roast coffee to make espresso for a cappuccino. Simply having strong coffee will not do it! The roast is important to get the right dark, bitter flavor. When preparing this espresso drink, make sure to use a fine grind on the espresso machine. 

With a few barista skills and tools, our espresso drinks are easy to make.

Time: 10 Min. - Difficulty: Easy - Serving: 1


For the Espresso:

  • Coffee: Finely Ground Dark Roast - 2 Tbsp.
  • Water: 4 Oz.
For the Foamed Milk:
  • Milk: Whole - 4 Oz.

STEP 1: Brew Coffee

  1. Add water into the boiler of your espresso machine.
  2. Place the 2 tablespoons (2 shots) of ground coffee into your portafilter.
  3. Tamp (press) the coffee down using a tamper. Pressing down 2 to 3 times making sure the grounds are packed tightly.
  4. Place the portafilter into your espresso machine's group head and lock it in place.
  5. Place your demitasse cup or a glass carafe under the group head and pull the shot for 23 to 30 seconds, or until 2 ounces of espresso is yielded.(Typically, there is a lever, switch, or button to start this process).
  6. Once the espresso shot is pulled, foam the milk. 

    STEP 2: Foam The Milk

    1. Place the milk into a glass measuring cup or a small metal pitcher.
    2. Insert the steam wand slightly under the surface of the milk in the container with the milk.
    3. Engage the steam wand on your espresso machine. (See espresso machine manual for instructions)
    4. To create a vortex with the milk, make sure to keep the tip of the wand toward the side of the container. 
    5. Move the container around; higher, lower, closer, then further (so the steam wand can incorporate the air into the milk), making the foam. As you do this, the bubbles should get smaller and smaller.
    6. Once the milk has foamed to double its size, turn the steam wand off.
    7. Top the espresso with the foamed milk.

      Cappuccino Recipe
    When initially poured together, a cappuccino is basically espresso and foam. The liquid milk quickly settles out of the foam to create the (roughly) equal parts foam, steamed milk, and espresso for which cappuccino is known as.

      Enjoy our Cappuccino Recipe!


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