The cappuccino is an Italian coffee drink that has conquered the world.
Cappuccinos are made with a third of espresso, a third of hot milk and a third of frothy milk foam. Sometimes a cappuccino is topped with chocolate shavings, cinnamon, or sugar. Variations include cappuccino chiaro (white cappuccino, made with more milk) and cappuccino scuro (dark cappuccino, made with less milk)
While cappuccinos are usually served hot, there is a cold variety known as cappuccino freddo or iced cappuccino that is often served with a tiny dollop of cold frothed milk.
Two important components of cappuccino are espresso machines (first patented in Italy in 1901 by Luigi Bezzera) and a skilled barista.