Happy National Cappuccino Day! Believe it or not, it’s been almost 20 years since Cappuccinos joined the Dunkin’ menu and became one of our fan-favorite espresso drinks. But, how much do you really know about the bold beverage? In honor of National Cappuccino Day, we’re answering some of the most frequently asked questions about Cappuccinos. Keep reading for the inside scoop!
What is a Cappuccino?
A Cappuccino is a classic espresso drink offering frothy, bold deliciousness. Dunkin’s Hot and Iced Cappuccinos start with our high-quality Arabica beans, which are dark roasted, then freshly and finely ground. The espresso is then brewed by forcing hot water through the grounds at high pressure, delivering a rich and smooth espresso shot.
Then, to create a Hot Cappuccino, we combine espresso with steamed milk, and top it with a thick layer of milk foam. For a refreshing Iced Cappuccino, we combine espresso with cold milk, then pour it over ice and top it with a thick layer of milk foam.
Does a Cappuccino have milk?
Yes! A Hot Cappuccino has steamed milk, while an Iced Cappuccino has cold milk. At Dunkin’, we have a variety of dairy and non-dairy options to meet your preferences, including whole milk, skim milk, almondmilk, and now oatmilk, our newest non-dairy option. If you haven’t tried oatmilk at Dunkin’ yet, check out this blog post to find out what you can expect from the deliciously creamy new choice.
Are Cappuccinos sweet?
While our original Cappuccinos do not have added sugar, at Dunkin’, you can customize your Hot or Iced Cappuccino however you like. In addition to your choice of milk, you can also choose from a variety of sweeteners, unsweetened flavor shots, and pre-sweetened classic and seasonal flavor swirls, including returning fan-favorites for the holiday season: Gingerbread and Peppermint Mocha!
What’s the difference between a Latte and Cappuccino?
The difference between a Latte and Cappuccino primarily comes down to the ratio of milk to milk foam. Lattes, the creamiest of our espresso drinks, are mostly made up of espresso and milk, with a thin layer of milk foam, while Cappuccinos combine espresso and milk, with a thick layer of milk foam.
Our lineup of espresso drinks doesn’t stop there! We also offer Signature Lattes, which are next-level lattes featuring exciting flavors and toppings, Macchiatos, and Americanos. You can learn more about the differences between our espresso options in this blog post.
How much caffeine is in a Cappuccino?
The approximate amount of caffeine per Hot or Iced Cappuccino at Dunkin’ ranges from 120mg for a small to 250mg for a large. In comparison, the approximate amount of caffeine per cup of hot coffee at Dunkin’ ranges from 180mg for a small to 270mg for a large.
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