Coffee drinkers will love this Cappuccino Gift Set

Zeller 26506 12-Piece Cappuccino Set
Do you crave a cappuccino when you thirst for a coffee? If so, then this Zeller 12-Piece Cappuccino Set would be an great addition to your home.

In this lovely gift set you will find six stylish cappuccino cups with saucers incorporating a unique ‘faces’ design. This coffee set comes in a gift box, meaning that this would make a wonderful present for coffee lovers as well as for yourself! The cappuccino cups are beautifully shaped so that you can enjoy an authentic Italian coffee in style at home whenever you feel the need for a refreshing cappuccino.

At just £36.76* we feel that this makes an excellent gift. We love presents that can be put to everyday use, as well as being nice enough to be displayed when not in use!

A cappuccino is an Italian coffee drink which is traditionally prepared with espresso, hot milk and steamed-milk foam. The name comes from the Capuchin friars, referring to the colour of their habits, and in this context referring to the colour of the beverage when milk (originally: cream) is added in small portion to dark, brewed coffee (today mostly espresso). (Wikipedia)

How to make a cappuccino

Folgers, makers of fine coffees, give the following instructions on how to make a great cappuccino coffee:

  1. First, steam the milk. Heat 236ml (1 cup) of milk in a 2 litre saucepan over medium heat. Let the milk simmer until bubbles form around the edges, but don’t boil the milk. Remove the pan from heat and set it on a flat surface.
  2. Next, whip the milk with an electric mixer, increasing the speed as the milk begins to thicken. Continue mixing until you get the desired volume of froth.
  3. Now, make the coffee. Measure 2 tablespoons of grounds for 150 to 175 ml of water. Try using French Roast Coffee for a full-bodied taste, or make it with Decaf Coffee for a caffeine free cappuccino. You can brew the coffee in an automatic drip coffeemaker or a French press.
  4. Now, make the cappuccino! A classic cappuccino calls for 1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk, and 1/3 foam. You can mix it up by using 2 or 3 tablespoons of flavored syrups or even different kinds of milk, like chocolate or vanilla.

Krista Ricchi on her blogsite Alla Fiorentina also describes how to make cappuccino at home without using a coffee machine. It’s a great read and describes the process really well.

Essential reading

We imagine that if you’re reading this article then you probably like drinking coffee! Below are some books which aim to inform you more about this tasty, traditional brew and tips and advice on how to make the perfect drink. Enjoy your coffee!

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