Anyone can invent statistics - 57% of people know that

We generally work on the assumption that the majority of people who order a Cappuccino have no idea what they’ll actually receive.

We generally work on the assumption that the majority of people who order a Cappuccino have no idea what they’ll actually receive. We’d say about 90% of the Cappuccinos we make are for people who order it because it’s the only coffee they’ve heard of and feel confident saying. Anyone can invent statistics - 57% of people know that.

Thanks to the “frothy coffee” of the 80s, expectations are quite low, and with the frankly embarrassing invention of the “instant Cappuccino”, the bar has been lowered further.

The coffee snobs amongst you will know that a third of your cup will be espresso, a third will be milk, and the rest will be foam, and this is exactly what you’ll get at our place. Elsewhere you might receive a bubbly mountain of badly frothed milk with a whisper of coffee beneath, and alarm bells should definitely ring if your drink is made entirely by a machine, and the only human activity involved is the depression of a button.

Easily recognisable by the chocolate sprinkled atop his shiny dome, the Cappuccino, when properly executed, deserves the crown of the King of Coffee that it’s earnt over the last few decades. When done badly, it is the easiest way to recognise a café masquerading as a coffee shop. It deserves to be removed from the menu, where it may well be misspelled, and probably sitting uncomfortably to the left of the jacket potatoes, and just above the neon pink cardboard star boasting the addition of ham and cheese Breville toasties.

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