The Origin of Cappuccino



Do you know that Cappuccino comes from an Italian word that refers not to coffee, but to Capuchin friars?

The Capuchins were renowned for their dress: a simple brown robe that includes a long, pointed hood (cappuccio) that hangs down the back.  So when the cappuccino drink was first introduced in Italy, it was named after the Capuchin friars because the color of the espresso mixed with frothed milk was similar to the color of the Capuchin robe.



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