NATIONAL CAPPUCCINO DAY
A nice hot cup of cappucinno is perfect on a frosty morning, meeting with friends or just because. On November 8 of each year, National Cappuccino Day is celebrated by millions of people, across the country.
Traditionally prepared with espresso, hot milk and steamed-milk foam, a cappuccino is an Italian coffee drink.
The word “cappuccino” comes from the Capuchin friars and is the diminutive form of cappuccio in Italian, meaning ‘hood’ or something that covers the head. This popular coffee beverage got its name not from the hood on their habits but from the color of the hooded robes that the friars wore. (The Capuchin friars is an Order of friars in the Catholic Church, among the chief offshoots of the Franciscans.)
- In 1945 Achille Gaggia invented the modern espresso machine which further popularized the cappuccino.
- Mid 1990′s – Cappuccino was made more widely available to North Americans as upscale coffee house sprang up.
- Late 1990′s to Early 2000′s – Cappuccinos became popular in the United States concurrent with the boom in the American coffee industry.
- Start of 21st Century – A modified “short-cut” version of the cappuccino began being served at fast-food chains.
- While steaming the milk you must pay close attention to attain the correct ratio of foam, thus making the cappuccino one of the most difficult espresso-based beverages to make properly.
- A skilled barista may create artistic shapes while he/she is pouring milk on top of the espresso coffee.
Visit your favorite coffee shop to enjoy a nice warm and delicious cup of cappuccino to celebrate National Cappuccino Day.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and the origin of National Cappuccino Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.