The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving. Because of this, as we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.

We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know we will look at Cappuccino fun facts.

Cappuccino Fun Facts

Cappuccino Fun Facts: Capuccino was invented in Italy. It was first patented by a man named Luigi Bezzera in 1901. It is a derived from the Italian word “cappuccio,” which means “hood.”

  • November 8th is National Cappuccino Day.
  • During World War II cappuccino machines were improved and many restaurants began serving the beverage.
  • In Italy, cappuccino is traditionally consumed once a day with breakfast.
  • The steamed foam served with cappuccino serves as an insulator and allows the liquid to retain its heat for a longer period of time.
  • Cappuccino is rumored to have been named after Marco d’Aviano: a friar who led the resistence to the Turkish seige of Vienna in 1683.
  • The first use of cappuccino in English is recorded in 1948 in a work about San Francisco.
  • In Italy, the average barista is 48 years old.

Check out this recipe for Lobster Cappuccino

Cappuccino Fun Facts We May Have Missed

If so, please feel free to let us know about the cappuccino fun facts we missed. We always love to add to these lists. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Fun Facts about Cappuccino

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