The sacred laws of Italian cappuccino

Italian Cappuccino

Do you know the rules of the Italian cappuccino? Knowing when it's socially acceptable to have one is especially important, because if you order one after 11am, the barista will immediately know that you are a foreigner. Cappuccino is seen exclusively as a breakfast drink due to its high milk content, which fills you up; so much so that an Italian breakfast usually consists of just a cappuccino and a few biscuits. You shouldn't have a cappuccino after a meal, as the milk is bad for your digestion – if you want a coffee remember that if you order "un caffé", you'll be given an espresso, not a long coffee ("un caffé lungo").

by Kathryn Rose


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