Coffee – How to Make a Cappucino

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Barista Dale Roberts demonstrates a cappuccino.

    Dale Roberts

    I have owned and operated The Java Shack in Arlington since April 1996. We have been awarded The Small Business of The Year, NOVA WWC Award, Human Services Coalition of NOVA Corporate Award, AOL City's Best, Washingtonian-Best COffeehouse, Channel 9 (WUSA TV9)- Best Cafe, Tails Magazine-Best Pet Friendly Cafe, along with many other awards.

    We pride ourselves in being an active partner in the community.  Making Arlington a great place to live, work and relax.

    We are also in the process of being certified the first Green Restaurant in the area.  We have always taken pride in helping preserve and proctect our planet.

    Hi, my name is Dale Roberts; I am with the Java Shack in Arlington, Virginia. Today I am showing you how to make coffee beverages. Next, I am going to be showing you how to make a cappuccino. Starting with your potter filter, we are going to grind some coffee down, tamping once again to fifty pounds of pressure. Pack them nice and firm, insert into the machine. Take your cup; we are going to pour directly into the cup. Cappuccino should be equal parts of espresso, steamed milk and frothy milk.

    Taking your pitcher, we find that skimmed milk steams much better, than home milk so we are going to use that for this practice. You should not hear a lot of noise coming from the milk when you are steaming it. There is an ever so hissing sound from time to time; using a thermometer we are going to heat the milk up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, no more than that.

    Once it reaches 140 degrees, we will stop the steaming process. Let the milk rest for a bit, take a new cup, we always clean out our coffee grains immediately after brewing the espresso. 1:42 Potter filter, letting the milk rest a bit. Using a nice large spoon we are going to scoop the milk once again, one third steamed milk with a one third froth on top, the other third be in the espresso letting the milk pour and then the cappuccino. This is a Cappuccino; next I will be showing you how to make a Caf Latte.