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how to make a cappuccino

How to Make a Cappuccino

If you are looking to making your own cup of cappuccino or you just simply want to know what’s in it and how’s it made here is a simple recipe for you.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, French
Servings 1 person


  • Coffee cup
  • Espresso Machine
  • Measuring cup
  • Tablespoon


  • 2 tbsp. ground coffee for espresso
  • 4 ounces milk
  • 180 ml hot water
  • 2 tbsp sugar optional


Making the Espresso

  • Place the water into the boiler of your espresso machine.
  • Place two shots of espresso into the portafilter.
  • Tamp the coffee down two to three times to make sure that everything is packed tightly.
  • Place the portafilter into your espresso machine and lick it in place.
  • Pull the shot for 23 to 30 seconds until 2 ounces of espresso is available.
  • Once it is done, it is time to foam the milk.

Foaming the Milk

  • Place the milk either in a glass or measuring cup.
  • Then place the steam wand into the container with the milk.
  • Now engage the steam wand to your espresso machine. Just follow the instructions for your machine.
  • Move your container higher, lower, closer to make the foam.
  • Once the milk has foamed to double its size you can now turn the steam wand off.
  • Use the foamed milk on top of your cappuccino.
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