Cappuccinos: why we love them

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Your Ultimate Cappuccino Guide

It’s easily one of Australia’s most popular coffees. You’ll find a cappuccino listed on café menus in cities and towns everywhere. What is a cappuccino, why do we love them so much, how do you make one at home and how have they evolved as our tastes have changed?

The frothy milk? The intense coffee flavour? What is that makes a cappuccino such a delicious and popular choice for coffee drinkers?

cappuccino coffee machine

What is a cappuccino?

A cappuccino is a hot espresso-based drink, with 1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk and 1/3 foamed milk.

What’s the difference between a cappuccino and a latte?

Lattes have become a popular choice for many coffee drinkers in recent years, even rivalling the popularity of cappuccinos for coffee drinkers. But what exactly is a latte and how is it different to a cappuccino?

A latte is similar to a cappuccino, with espresso, steamed milk and foamed milk. The main difference between a cappuccino and a latte is ratio of milk. A latte typically has more steamed milk and less froth.

Dairy free alternatives for cappuccino drinkers

As our tastes continue to evolve and with more dairy free alternatives on the market, it’s now much easier to enjoy a cappuccino with your choice of milk. Whether you drink soy milk, almond milk or other dairy free alternatives, they can all be enjoyed in a cappuccino.

You can order one at your local café or better still you can create your cappuccino of choice at home.

Lattissima One machine

Create a cappuccino at home

Nespresso’s range of coffee machines make creating your favourite coffees, including cappuccinos and lattes, a breeze. With one of Nespresso’s easy to use coffee machines, you’ll be enjoying your coffees and impressing your family and friends in no time.

The Nespresso Original system offers an array of coffee blends to choose from to create your cappuccino. With a wide range of coffee capsule flavours and blends in the permanent range there’s something for everyone.

Let’s start with the popular Lattissima One coffee machine choose your coffee capsule, add your milk of choice, almond, soy milk, oat milk and before you know it, you have a hot barista style coffee. There’s no need to worry if the café will have your choice of milk or if you’ll pay extra, whip up your cappuccino complete with foamed milk, all in seconds, without leaving home.

The Lattissima One will let you indulge with a delicious, top-quality cappuccino recipe. Start by filling the dishwasher safe milk jug with milk, the machine will froth it directly into your cup and deliver your perfect cup of coffee. It’s affordable and compact and will fit into any kitchen.

Nespresso’s Lattissima Touch coffee machine is another machine that creates cappuccinos, espressos and lattes. It offers six one-touch settings to make your coffee creation even easier.

Lattissima One machine

How to make a cappuccino with a Nespresso coffee machine

You can make your cappuccino with just one touch using the Lattissima One or Lattissima Touch machine. Or you can use the steam nozzle of your coffee machine or a milk frother to make the recipe below.

Follow our tips for the perfect cappuccino:

  • Select your capsule in an espresso size (40ml) and fill your cappuccino cup
  • Use the steam nozzle of your Nespresso coffee machine, Aeroccino3 milk frother or select the Cappuccino option on your Barista Milk Frohter.
  • Fill the cup with the milk froth
  • Add sugar as needed
  • Sprinkle with chocolate powder
  • Enjoy

How many calories in a cappuccino?

If you’re counting calories, a cappuccino isn’t going to add a lot of calories to your day. There’s about 70 calories in a standard cappuccino with 220ml skim milk. For full fat milk, it would be about 120 calories for the same amount of milk. If you’re choosing soy milk, the calories increase slightly again.

Explore cappuccino flavours

Nespresso has a wide selection of blends to create your favourite cup of coffee at home. From the Espresso blends of Capriccio and Cosi, to Intenso with Ispirazione Firenze Arpeggio, Ispirazione Ristretto Italiano or the Master Origin blend of Ethopia, you can create your perfect cappuccino. Bring together Nespresso’s coffee machine technology with their flavours and blends for your enjoyment.

If you’re not sure where to start, explore our online coffee guide or come in-store to sample our flavours.

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