IINGREDIENTS• 1 cup (113 grams) whole coffee beans
• 4 cups (907 grams) water
To serve:• Cinnamon or Cocoa powder (optional)
You will also need:
• The right cup, 200-250ml capacity
Step 1 Make the coffee.
Brew the coffee make sure to brew a more robust cup of coffee than you usually would. We’re trying to mimic espresso as best we can, and making strong coffee is a good way to ensure the milk and milk foam won’t be overpowering.
Step 2 Heat the milk.
While your coffee is brewing, heat the milk. Use twice as much milk as coffee. The goal is to wind up with a cup full of ⅓ coffee, ⅓ steamed milk, and ⅓ milk foam. Use the thermometer to determine when the milk reaches about 155°F, which is the ideal temperature for frothing milk.
Step 3 Froth the milk.
Use the whisk to froth the milk. This takes a significant amount of effort, so be patient. When you see the milk starting to form small bubbles, use a folding motion to weave the thick microbubble layer back into the liquid milk. Stop when you have roughly equal parts liquid milk and thick milk foam.
Step 4 Combine and enjoy.
Pour the milk and milk foam slowly over the coffee. This is your chance to try your hand at some latte art! Serve and enjoy. Some people like to garnish their cappuccino with ground cinnamon or chocolate, but that is entirely optional.