Cappuccino vs Latte

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Cappuccino and latte (also called Caffè latte) are the two most popular Italian coffee drinks and are both prepared using hot milk. The difference is that cappuccino is prepared with less steamed or textured milk than caffe latte. In a cappuccino the total espresso and milk/foam makes up roughly 6 oz in a 12 oz drink.

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Comparison chart

Cappuccino versus Latte comparison chart
Cappuccino Latte
Quantity of milk Contains less steamed or textured milk Contains more steamed or textured milk
Serving style Cappuccino is served in a glass on a saucer with a napkin. Latte is served in porcelain cups with better heat retention properties.
Originated in Italy America
Origin of name The name “cappuccino” comes from Capuchin friars’ habits or their tonsured white heads surrounded by ring of brown hair. In Italian “latte” is milk and caffè latte refers to coffee and milk.

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