Everyone loves a silky cappuccino. While the espresso has a stronger aroma, the fluffy cream and sweet taste of milk that characterize the cappuccino make it the go-to coffee drink for coffee and non-coffee lovers alike. You’d be surprised to hear that’s actually how the first cappuccino was born.
Marco D’Aviano, a monk from the Capuchin order, was sent to Vienna on a mission. One day, he ordered a cup of coffee (way too strong for his tastes). He randomly asked for a cup of milk to soften the aroma, and voilà, the perfect combination of milk and coffee was born. It’s no wonder cappuccino takes its name from the order of the Capuchin monk.
But it wasn’t till the beginning of the 20th century that cappuccino became an Italian custom. With the arrival of espresso machines, those cappuccino foams become creamier and creamier. And to taste a state-of-the-art cappuccino, the Amalfi Coast won’t disappoint. Waking up to a yummy breakfast paired with a perfectly executed cappuccino is mandatory to start the day on the right foot.
The legendary Pasticceria Pansa right on Amalfi’s picturesque main piazza is a go-to for cappuccino lovers. Grab a seat outside, enjoy the Italian vibe, and order a cappuccino paired with a delightful homemade pastry.
Scenic Positano has its fair share of heavenly cappuccinos too. Along Viale Pasitea you’ll stumble upon Caffe Positano, the ideal place to enjoy your morning cappuccino with a side of panoramic views of Spiaggia Grande.
While if you’re in Maiori, the acclaimed Pasticceria Napoli deserves a stop. Sit in the outdoor patio and order a cappuccino with one of their standout pastries. But beware; the sfogliatelle will leave you craving for more (don’t say we didn’t warn you)!