NATIONAL CAPPUCCINO DAY

Five facts about your favourite cappuccino

November 8 is National Cappuccino Day.

In Summary

•Cappuccino is a precise expresso based drink with steamed milk.

•A skilled barista may create artistic shapes while pouring milk on the expresso coffee.

As we celebrate National Cappuccino day here are five facts you didn't know about it.

Cappuccino is a precise expresso-based drink with steamed milk.

The high influx of tourists in Kenya has increased the demand at coffee shops.

Popular coffee shops like Java, Barista & Co, Dorman’s and Artcaffé serve the best coffee in town.

But here are a few things you never knew about the ‘famous cappuccino’

  • November 8 is National Cappuccino Day.

According to nationaldaycalendar.com, this Italian coffee drink whose name originated from the word Capuchin Friars to mean something that covers the head, derived this name since its colour was similar to the Catholic robes they used to wear.

  • Many restaurants began serving the beverage during World War II (1948) when the machines were improved.
  • In Italy, cappuccino is traditionally consumed once a day with breakfast.
  • The strong flavours are at the top of the foam from ginger, cocoa or cinnamon.
  • The steamed foam served with cappuccino serves as an insulator and allows the liquid to retain its heat for a long period.
  • A skilled barista may create artistic shapes while pouring milk on the expresso coffee.

Make sure you visit your favourite coffee shop to enjoy a nice hot cup of cappuccino.

Java's Cappuccino
Java's Cappuccino
Image: MARGARET WANJIRU
Java's Cappuccino
Java's Cappuccino
Image: MARGARET WANJIRU