Drinking coffee is a pleasant habit that is best enjoyed with friends while having a talk or a light moment with friends. There are some rules about drinking coffee and other coffee-based beverages. These are conventions that are followed as part of an informal rule or etiquette. Among other things, espresso is best sipped and ordered at any time of the day. Coffee should be drunk before it loses its warmth and flavor. Cappuccino can be enjoyed with breakfast, but not after a meal. In Italy, cappuccino is also not ordered after ten o’clock in the morning. Young coffee drinkers also enjoy experimenting with coffee, take, for example, the trendy dry cappuccino.
The dry cappuccino is a new twist on a classical drink. It is light, airy, and can be more enjoyable. It has fewer calories than the traditional cappuccino, and it also has a more robust coffee flavor. Its light nature lends it well to drinking in the afternoon or at any other time than breakfast. Cappuccino makers can be used to make these drink variations.
What is a Bone Dry Cappuccino?
How to make a bone dry cappuccino
The Best Way to Enjoy an Extra Dry Cappuccino
Telling the difference between cappuccinos and other espresso drinks is challenging enough, so how do you decipher a cappuccino from an extra dry cappuccino? It’s all about the milk. Extra dry or bone dry cappuccinos calls for no milk or other added liquids. Where standard cappuccinos would contain a healthy mixture of hot milk and espresso, giving it its signature ‘cappuccino color.’
That’s why professionals used the term ‘bone dry,’ signaling the absence of steamed milk that typical cappuccinos have. However, you still get a creamy layer of milk foam. In essence, extra dry and bone dry cappuccinos only consist of an espresso shot (or two) and a subtle milk foam layer. Additionally, bone dry cappuccinos only have a brown espresso at the bottom and white milk foam at the top. So, you may wonder, how do you enjoy a good cup of extra dry or bone dry cappuccino?
The best way to enjoy this unique brew is by personalizing it! Since extra dry and bone dry cappuccinos only contain an espresso shot and a thick milk foam layer, expect its taste to be more on the bitter side, instead of the traditional balanced acidic and bitter flavors of wet cappuccino. Below are different ways you can ‘personalize’ your extra dry or bone dry cappuccino.
- Milk – When it comes to your milk foam, usually most coffee shops would use whole milk or 1%-2% milk, but you can also choose nonfat, skimmed, seasonal eggnog, or non-dairy alternatives like vanilla soy or almond milk.
- Sweetener – After selecting the milk, you’d like to use it for your milk foam. If you’re looking to sweeten up the brew, you can add a bit of sugar or other sweeteners. These include organic honey, agave syrup, and sugar-free sweeteners like Splenda, Sweet’N Low, or Equal. You don’t need to worry about the sweetness comprising the strength since a cup of extra dry or bone dry cappuccino is highly concentrated.
- Base Flavors – Although it’ll affect the entire ‘extra dry’ experience, you can also add in flavors like vanilla, hazelnut, caramel, berries, pumpkin spice, and other flavorings to the brew. You can customize it to be ‘in season’ if you’re unsure of what to choose, such as pumpkin on Halloween.
- Toppings – After settling with the flavor of the drink, you can finish off the personalization process by adding a fun topping to the brew, such as cocoa powder, a drizzle of chocolate syrup, or a generous dollop of whipped cream. You can also go for unique toppings like cinnamon, molasses, nutmeg, plain marshmallows, and sea salt.
However, although intriguing, keep in mind that not many coffee shops and cafes serve extra dry or bone dry cappuccinos as they’re tough to make. For instance, for a 16-ounce cappuccino, baristas need at least 32 ounces of milk to produce enough milk foam for one cup.
So, if you get lucky and find an establishment that offers this unique brew on their menu, get the best out of it and personalize it to your specific tastes—ensuring a one-of-a-kind cappuccino coffee experience.