The Bone-Dry Cappuccino And How To Make It At Home
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Cappuccino is an espresso-based coffee beverage with steamed milk foam, and it has its roots in Italy. Espresso, steamed milk, and foam are mixed in exactly the same amounts to create the traditional cappuccinos, which have the ideal ratio of rich, creamy coffee flavour to silky smoothness. These days, it's about as common to see it as plain old coffee, but the proportion of ingredients varies in different coffees. One of the key distinctions is between "dry" and "wet" cappuccinos, which in turn gives the bone-dry cappuccino a unique flavour.

Although technically a cappuccino is wet, the terms "dry" and "wet" refer to how much milk is added to the espresso. A dry cappuccino will contain less milk than usual, while a wet one will have more. The precise ratio will vary depending on the specifics of where and who makes your cappuccino, but the overall concept should be the same no matter where you order one.

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The bone-dry cappuccino is a twist on the classic cappuccino that omits milk and only features a dollop of foam on top. Unlike a traditional cappuccino, a bone-dry cappuccino doesn't contain steamed milk mixed with espresso. The foam atop the coffee is purely for aesthetic purposes. It's a coffee drink suited for individuals who desire the texture of foam but wish to preserve the taste of their coffee. In essence, a single shot of espresso is used to prepare a bone-dry cappuccino, and milk froth is added on top. In summary, a bone-dry cappuccino is essentially an espresso with froth added, making it a great alternative for individuals who prefer to drink black coffee or pure espresso.

Here are some tips for making the perfect bone-dry cappuccino:

  • Use freshly roasted coffee beans to ensure the best flavour.
  • Make sure your milk is cold before frothing it, as this will give you the best foam.
  • Use a small cappuccino cup to help keep the foam from spilling over the sides.
  • Experiment with different types of milk, such as almond or oat milk, to create a dairy-free version of this coffee.
  • Be sure to clean your milk frother thoroughly after each use to prevent the buildup of bacteria.

Here's how you can make bone-dry cappuccino at home:

Try the recipe for a bone-dry cappuccino at home:


  • 1 cup whole milk, fresh and cold
  • 1 shot of espresso
  • Sweetener to taste (optional)


  • Preheat your coffee mug with hot water and put it aside.
  • Pour the milk into a pitcher and froth it for at least 30 seconds to produce a thick layer of foam. If using a pot, warm the milk until it is steaming but do not let it boil. Take the pan off the heat, then whisk to create froth.
  • Brew the espresso and put it in a warm mug.
  • Top the espresso with a thick foam layer of milk.
  • You may add the sweetener if you like your coffee a little sweet.
  • Enjoy your bone-dry coffee!