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I am a coffee freak and I love Cappuccino. I want to know what exactly is the Original Cappuccino. What portion of milk, water and coffee does it contains? And is cappuccino with more foam as good or with less foam?

  • The title is cute :-) Sorry, I don't have rights to edit! – Eric Platon Feb 16 '16 at 0:38
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It's made from 3 equal parts

Milk foam (top)
Steamed milk (middle)
Espresso (bottom)

as illustrated (bottom left) on this image designed by Lokesh Dhakar...

There is also some details here, however it does not describe the important split in foam and steamed milk.

For a 3-ounce macchiato, use a 2:1 ratio of espresso to milk; for a 6-ounce cappuccino, 1:2; and for an 8-or-more-ounce latte, 1:3+.

As to the second art of your question, a cappuccino with more or less milk would not be a cappuccino by definition. However would it taste better, that's down to your personal taste and how much you like foam. Personally for me, it would become more a desert ;)

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    Great picture. Would you edit your answer to link to the source blog post for the picture also? Should make sure it's a compatible license or give attribution at least (or summarize and link instead of embed, if it's incompatible). Thanks! – hoc_age Feb 15 '16 at 14:03
  • @hoc_ageah I just found it on Google images to illustrate my answer, the blog I got it from actually just had the image and what the blogger like about the design of the info graphic. However I did find the designer who designed it, so I've credited him above. – Consume Coffee Feb 15 '16 at 14:12
  • Hey thank you for the answer , I love cappuccino with more foam. But with lesser milk you will get taste of water only. – The Dictator Feb 16 '16 at 4:25
  • @RonakBhatt no problem. If you've not tried a Flat White, I'd urge you to give it a go sometime just to try something different. Its definitely my favourite coffee with milk. – Consume Coffee Feb 16 '16 at 9:51
  • @ConsumeCoffee sure will give it a try.. as soon as i get back to home :D – The Dictator Feb 16 '16 at 10:04

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