Espresso Recipe - Cappuccino

Having the perfect taste and enjoying the freshness of the espresso is what every coffee lover would crave for while preparing the espresso. Many different varieties of espressos can be prepared. One needs to perfectly texture the milk in the first place to get the basic step correct which then forms a base for any variety of espresso.

After filling the milk pitcher half the level with milk, it should be steamed with the help of a steam wand. It should slightly skim only the surface of the milk until the temperature reaches 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Foam-like texture is created by this process. Once the temperature is reached, the wand is slowly brought down into the milk and whipping must be done. This swirling movement must be continued until the temperature reaches 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Skimmed milk is obtained by this 'rolling' process. Espresso is then prepared from this skimmed milk by adding a single shot. 1 to 1 1/2 ounces of espresso is considered as a single shot.

This freshly frothed milk is then allowed to stay for a moment to allow the top layer foam to separate from the milk at the bottom. One-third of espresso is then poured into a three-ounce stainless container. The bottom third of the cup is then filled with one-third of steamed milk. One-third of frothed milk is spooned on to the top of the cup. One can observe that the espresso settles between the milk and the foam. The frothed milk should be heated somewhere between 150 to 170 degrees Fahrenheit of accordingly as one prefers the way they drink. Cinnamon or cocoa can be sprinkled in a fine-powdery form to garnish.

This recipe describes the preparation of common Cappuccino; however, one can customize and add the ingredients of their choice or vary the amounts of the mixtures according to their requirements and necessities.