Cappuccino vs Frappuccino vs Latte

Cappuccino vs Frappuccino vs Latte – What’s The Difference?

Just the smell of coffee psychologically prepares you to take on the day and tell yourself, “Yes, I have got this day too”. And when we take the first sip, we know we are done with something significant.

It’s the first thing a regular coffee drinker should be done with. After all, this is what they need to even begin to think reasonably in the morning.


Cappuccino and Frappuccino… they rhyme together! But are they the same?

Cappuccino and Frappuccino are two different types of coffee that people drink. Ever wondered what actually is the difference between the two?

cappucino guide 
Well, to start off, cappuccino is your good old espresso and milk combined together. On top of the drink, we get some foamy milk which is called “froth”.

The coffee Frappuccino, on the other hand, was popularized by Starbucks. They created their own blend of coffee which is topped with whipped crème and sauces. However, there is a tiny catch. Not all Frappuccino drinks are coffee based, some are actually crème based.

Should You Stick To Your Regular Coffee Or Go For Cappuccino?


regular Coffee Or Cappuccino

So, on an everyday basis, we tend to drink regular coffee a lot more when compared with Cappuccino.

This is because A) it’s easier to make B) people can have it throughout the day. When it comes to Cappuccino, it is best to drink it in the morning due to its indigestion related problems that occur if it’s drunk later in the day.


How You Can Make Frappuccino at Home?

Almost everybody loves Starbucks and almost everybody loves their Frappuccino. But how about trying to make it at home?

You don’t have to take a trip to Starbucks every time to have this delicious drink when you can make it so easily at home:

  • All you need is 2 cups of ice, 1 cup strong brewed coffee (cooled), 1 cup low-fat milk, 1/3 caramel sauce and 3 tablespoons of white sugar.
  • And now, you guessed it right, all you have to do is simply blend all these together and… voila! You have your own homemade Frappuccino.

How You Can Make Frappuccino at Home

Making Cappuccino Without Stepping Outside

No one can resist a good cold old cup of Cappuccino. And thanks to the Italians for being able to come up with this particular type of coffee!

Well, you do get a “coffee moustache” on top of your lips every time you drink Cappuccino. Still, one simply cannot resist this foamy goodness in a cup.

Craving Cappuccino right now? Let me cover it for you. You don’t even have to step out of your house and go to a café. Because you can actually make it really quickly at home with some easy ingredients!

  1. What you’ll need is 2 shots of espresso and 4 ounces of milk. Put the double shot espresso in a cup. Keep it aside.
  2. Next, foam the milk so that its volume is doubled. Immediately after that, put the foamy milk on top of the Cappuccino.
  3. The milk will then dissolve into the Cappuccino and… there you have it! You very own, home-made, Cappuccino.


How are regular coffee and Cappuccino different?

They are different… but how so? Well, let’s start with the brewing process first. When it comes to regular coffee, the beans are roasted and then given to coffee shops.

However, the instant coffees are produced in a different way. The beans and how they are roasted give regular coffees their unique flavors.

On the other hand, the way Cappuccinos are brewed is completely different. The authentic Cappuccino is made using a machine. Coffee beans are pushed into a “pug” and hot water is passed through it under pressure. A filter is used to make the liquid pass through and that’s how the espresso is made.

The amount of milk that is put into regular coffee always differs. It can be adjusted to however someone wants to make it.

Whereas, Cappuccino follows a specific ratio of espresso to milk. And finally, when it comes down to taste, you can make regular coffee as strong or as light as you want it to be.

On the contrary, Cappuccino always has a very strong flavor.


Choose: Frappe or Cappuccino

Frappe is traditionally served with coffee but sometimes it is also served with tea or juices. This drink is always iced and served with syrups.

But… wait. Isn’t that very similar to iced Cappuccino then? Well, it somewhat is but there are few differences.

For starters, Frappe is shaken in a cocktail shaker and is a lot foamier than iced Cappuccino. The taste of iced Cappuccino is also usually stronger when compared with Frappe.


The Frappe or the Latte Way?

Now, what’s the difference between Frappe and Latte?! They’re both so similar! Again, there are some minor differences. Frappe is always served cold and Latte can be served as both hot and cold.

Both of them may incorporate flavors like caramel, chocolate or vanilla. But the difference lies in the consistency.

Frappe is thicker and more “slushier”. And the consistency of Latte is almost similar to that of regular coffee.


How About Latte and Cappuccino?

Latte basically has a lot more milk than Cappuccino.  Latte has 1 to 3 or even 1 to 9 espresso to milk ratio.

On the other hand, the espresso to milk ratio in Cappuccino is approximately 1 to 1.5. Baristas get more creative with Latte.

They do that with flavors or even the art that is made on the froth.


But Wait, Coffee Isn’t The Same As Cappuccino, Then?

Well, it gets a little tricky here. Depends on how you think. It depends on how you think of it. Cappuccino IS a “type” of coffee. But “regular coffee” is different.  We tend to call the everyday, regular coffee we have, coffee itself and that’s where the confusion arises.

Final Context

You’re a coffee enthusiast. And that’s what brought you here. It honestly doesn’t matter if you’re stepping into a coffee shop or just brewing our own coffee at home. Its flavorful aroma will always be able to give you a pleasant feeling.

Now you know how each type of coffee differs from each other in terms of tastes, flavors and all other related things. So, the next time you order coffee, you won’t be confused at all!

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