The anecdote tells that the coffee in Austria was too bitter for him, so he got this idea to add milk in it. While the color of the mixture was changing into brown, the owner of the coffee shop, a smart guy, seeing both the habit of the monk and the beverage having the same color, exclaimed: “Kapuziner!”
That’s the story how Cappuccino got its name, but that is not the Cappuccino as we know today!
So, Austrians begin to...are you kidding? Let’s move to Italy...
In 1930s, “Italian Cappuccino” made its first appearance, but it was still far from the nowadays drink and looked more like the Viennese one. Since Italian invented Espresso machines, Cappuccino changed and evolved, until it turned into the contemporary beverage. The first small cup appeared in the 1950s, and by then the machines could also heat the milk. So, baristas begun to study about the various techniques to get the right foam and the perfect temperature to mix milk and coffee. Along these lines, the modern Italian “Cappuccino” was born.
Italians made “Cappuccino” as a lifestyle...today, it’s the quintessential Italian drink, even more famous than Espresso because of its sweeter taste and it is one of the original “made in Italy” coffee experiences.