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National Cappuccino Day!

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Coffee lovers rejoice, today, Thursday, November 12th, is National Cappuccino Day! 
In Italian, cappuccino means "little cap."

  
Food historians say cappuccino got its name from the Capuchin monks who wore brown robes the color of espresso.  And some say the drink is originally from Austria, not Italy. 

The way it's made has evolved over the years, largely due to technology. 
Initially, it was made by combining espresso and heated milk. 
Then, the milk changed from being heated to frothed. Finally, with the advent of the espresso machine, the milk was steamed. 

By the way, it has the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee, it's just more concentrated. 

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