A cappuccino is a coffee drink that contains espresso, hot milk, and steamed-milk foam. A cappuccino is like a latte but with a lot more foam. Usually a cup of cappuccino is one third espresso, one third milk, and one third foam. Besides a shot of espresso, the most important factor in preparing a cappuccino is the texture and temperature of the milk. When steaming the milk for a cappuccino, microfoam is created by introducing very tiny bubbles of air into the milk, giving the milk a nice velvety texture.
Cappuccinos can be served dry or wet. A dry cappuccino has more foam than average and a wet cappuccino has less. At Starbucks a normal cappuccino is half milk and half foam so you can order a dry or wet cappuccino if you want more or less foam. Try it the next time you’re there!
Celebrities who enjoy cappuccinos include Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, and Mike Myers.