Preparing a cappuccino

Your perfect cappuccino in just a few steps

When preparing a cappuccino, it is particularly important to get the consistency of the milk foam right - it must not be too frothy and firm. The brown creamy rim is the crowning glory of a good cappuccino. With our cappuccino recipe, you can make this classic coffee specialty in no time at all.


INGREDIENTS for 1 person:

  • Amount of coffee: 40 ml
  • Milk: 120 ml
  • Milk foam: 50 ml


  • Froth up about 170 ml of hot milk in your milk frother.
  • Brew an espresso (e.g. Tchibo BARISTA Espresso).
  • Carefully pour the milk into the cups with the brewed espresso. Make sure that the liquid milk predominates. Ideally, the foam should be 1.5 cm thick.
  • The perfect cappuccino has a light brown creamy edge and a shiny white milk foam.

How much caffeine does a cappuccino contain?

Although the focus is of course on enjoyment, the number of calories is not entirely uninteresting for many coffee lovers. After all, they want to know how many cappuccinos a day they can safely enjoy. The number of calories in a cappuccino depends mainly on the milk used, as black coffee and espresso are very low in calories at just 3 kilocalories (kcal). On average, a cup of cappuccino contains around 50 kcal. However, the actual number of calories can also be higher, as the higher the fat content of the milk, the higher the calorie content.

How much caffeine does latte macchiato contain?

Whether early in the morning or during a lunch break, a cappuccino perks us up and keeps us awake. Caffeine, and therefore the choice of coffee beans, plays a decisive role in this. Robusta beans, for example, contain considerably more caffeine than Arabica beans. On average, a classic espresso contains around 35 mg of caffeine.

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