Origin of cappuccinoIt, literally , Capuchin (in allusion to the brown habit worn by the friars)
espresso coffee mixed with steamed milk and sometimes sprinkled with cinnamon or powdered chocolate
- Espresso coffee mixed or topped with steamed milk or cream.
- A serving of this beverage.
Origin of cappuccinoItalian Capuchin, cappuccino (from the resemblance of its color to the color of the monk's habit) ; see capuchin . Word History: The Capuchin order of friars, established after 1525, played an important role in bringing Catholicism back to Reformation Europe. The informal Italian name for a member of the order, cappuccino, comes from the long pointed cowl, or cappuccino, derived from cappuccio, “hood,” that was worn as part of the order's habit. The French version of cappuccino was capuchin (now capucin ), from which came English Capuchin. The name of this order was later used as the name (first recorded in English in the late 1700s) for a type of monkey with a tuft of black cowl-like hair. In Italian cappuccino went on to develop another sense, “espresso coffee mixed or topped with steamed milk or cream,” so called because the color of the coffee resembled the color of the habit of a Capuchin friar. It first appeared in English in the mid-1900s.
(countable and uncountable, plural cappuccinos)
Borrowed from Italian cappuccino.
- If you've had a latte or cappuccino in a café, you've probably noticed the large, powerful espresso machines used by professional baristas.
- The price is the same at $45.99US, and other available colors include, baby pink, red, true blue, cappuccino brown, canary yellow and basic black.
- Super Blends provide superior healthful indulgence in the form of Iced Coffee, Mocha Cappuccino, Chai Tea Latte, and Chocolate Raspberry Frappes.
- Amaretto or cappuccino, chocolate, fudge, hazelnut, and custard fillings all impart rich, warm flavors perfect for a cool weather wedding.
- Close the bar 30 minutes before the wedding is over and serve milk shooters with chocolate chip cookies, or gourmet teas and cappuccino.