how to make cappuccino at home

How to Make Cappuccino at Home

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Cappuccino facts

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world today. It is prepared and served in various forms. It differs in additive concentration level. One of the variations is cappuccino, which is favorit for its frothy and creamy texture. Most of these drinks are prepared in restaurants and cafes thanks to the expensive espresso machines that are involved in making the recipe. You can make cappuccino at home with good coffee and milk foam and get the taste and structure of a restaurant made. Even if it can’t give you exactly the same as the one made with professional coffee machines, you will still enjoy coffee at home.

First, for a cappuccino, we need an espresso or the closest that can be espresso. For this purpose, any capsule machine, Moka Pot, French press, AeroPress, and even instant coffee can do the work. Instant coffee will not give us the crema given by the machines that make coffee under pressure, but it will serve. Ideally, it would be a manual espresso machine, such as Gaggia classic or Rancilio Sylvia, but today we make cappuccino from what we have. My recommendation would be Moka Pot. A cheap variant of espresso coffee, but on the other hand very tasty and strong and rich enough.

We will make one shot for each cup of cappuccino. It should be 30-40 ml of coffee per dose. We have a detailed article on how to make the perfect cup of Moka Pot coffee.

Milk, which should be of high quality and rich in protein, also plays an essential role. You can also use any substitute for cow’s milk in the form of soy, almond or rice milk.

The next step is to froth the milk

If we talk about the perfect milk foam, we can talk again about more expensive espresso machines. But there we also need experience, routine, and knowledge to get microfoam cappuccino as they serve us in a cafe.

There is a great alternative on the market for home conditions – milk frother as well as Nano foamer. It is also possible to make microfoam with a French press. You can find many tutorials on this topic on YouTube.

In our case, we will use the French press as a cheap alternative for which we do not even need electricity. Heat 150-200 ml of milk at 60-65 degrees. The microwave will do the job in about 40-60 seconds. Then we pour the milk into a French press container and vigorously move the handle up and down, from the top to the bottom. It takes about 20-30 seconds for the perfect microfoam.

Make the home made cappuccino

Pour the espresso into the cup first. Transfer the milk altogether with the foam to the latte art pitcher, if you have one. If not that’s perfectly fine. Tap the milk jug onto the counter couple of times to settle the foam and break up the bigger bubbles. Swirl the jug a few times until the milk is combined with the foam and look silky. Now pour the milk over the coffee, and serve the home made cappuccino.

how to make cappuccino at home

Taste of cappuccino

Our homemade cappuccino should have a creamy structure taste and thickness. It has a strong coffee taste and is a bit sweet from the generally arising lactose sweetness from the milk. You can also add sugar to your cappuccino if you like. Tasty syrups and other flavors may be added too. Adding additives though is not a traditional way of preparing cappuccino.

Helth benefits of Cappuccino

Research discloses that taking 180 ml of cappuccino daily blocks the oxidization of harmful cholesterol and avert heart issues. It was found out that it lowers the possibility of getting a stroke by 20% if taken sugarless. This helps in blood sugar elevation control. In addition, it helps indigestion.


A great cappuccino should give an identifiable espresso taste. The acidity should not be high and it should be of a rich form and rich pleasing foam. If the espresso taste cannot be recognized in your cup of cappuccino, then you should know that you messed up with the mixing ratio. Mostly cappuccino should be served with enough milk.
Cappuccino is normally served when it is hot. Most of the cappuccino coffee contains around 33% foam.