November 8 is National Cappuccino Day! Here are today’s five thing to know about Cappuccino:
- Capuccino was invented in Italy. It was first patented by a man named Luigi Bezzera in 1901. It is a derived from the Italian word “cappuccio,” which means “hood.”
- Cappucino became very popular during and after World War II. During this time, cappuccino machines were improved and many restaurants began serving the popular beverage. By the 1950s, cappuccino had evolved into its present form. It is now widely available in convenience stores and restaurants worldwide.
- In Italy, cappuccino is traditionally consumed once a day with breakfast.
- The steamed foam served with capuccino serves as an insulator and allows the liquid to retain its heat for a longer period of time.
- Capuccino is rumored to have been named after Marco d’Aviano: a friar who led the resistance to the Turkish siege of Vienna in 1683. This rumor has not been supported by any historical evidence.
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