a dull rainy day. Exhausted, depressed and coming down with a cold, I have to rush
to my morning class. I look through the thick fog, but the bus won’t come.
Suddenly I catch a sight of a coffee house and decide to pop in. I open the
door, and comforting strong
aroma reaches my nose. In two minutes a smiling barista hands me this milk, caffeinated cup of deliciousness that rocked my
I am in love with cappuccino.
And if you ask people who are on first name terms with coffee, they will tell
you, that it is impossible to have a good cappuccino without a coffee machine.
“Cappuccino” first popped up
as the “Kapuziner” in Viennese coffee houses in the 1700s. The recipe was
pretty simple: they just added cream and sugar. But the actual cappuccino was
invented in Italy and the name was adapted to become “Cappuccino”. It was first
made in the early 1900s, shortly after the popularization of the coffee
machine. At that time they were complicated and bulky, so coffee makers were
limited to specialized cafés. After World War II, the cappuccino making went through some
improvements and simplifications in Italy. It happened largely due to better
and more widely available coffee machines, which introduced the so-called “Age
of Crema”. This is when the
modern cappuccino was born, so to speak, as it is: good espresso, a balance of
steamed and frothed milk and
presence of crema.
Today, there are hundreds of
coffee makers on the market: percolators, French-presses, drip coffee-makers,
single-serve coffee makers, espresso machines… If you have one at home, you
don’t need to walk a mile to the café, just press the button! It is convenient,
quick and much cheaper than drinking coffee in a café daily. Of course,
nowadays there is a variety of instant coffee, but it is not beneficial for our
health. On the contrary, drinking good coffee made of natural coffee beans will
help you to loose weight, keep you focused and alert and reduce risk of
numerous diseases. However, if you’ve got a coffee machine, you should limit
the number of cups a day: too much caffeine may be harmful for human body,
especially for people with heart and kidney deseases, children and pregnant