If you’re fond of coffee, which I assume you are, if your reading this, then you’ve probably explored different types of coffee options at the many coffee shops you have been to.
Among them, a bone dry cappuccino may have been one of those options. However, not everyone knows what it is or how it’s different from other cappuccino variations.
In this post, I will answer the question, “What is a bone dry cappuccino?” and explore its unique characteristics.
What is a Bone Dry Cappuccino?
A bone dry cappuccino is a type of cappuccino that is made with only espresso and foam, without any steamed milk. The term “bone dry” refers to the lack of milk in the drink, which results in a foam-only texture. The foam used in a bone dry cappuccino is usually denser and silkier than the foam in a regular cappuccino, giving it a distinct texture.
How is it different from a regular cappuccino?
A regular cappuccino consists of one-third espresso, one-third steamed milk, and one-third foam. In contrast, a bone dry cappuccino does not have any milk at all. It’s just espresso topped with a layer of foam. This difference in ingredients leads to a difference in taste and texture. A bone dry cappuccino has a stronger coffee taste and a thicker, creamier texture due to the extra foam.
Another difference is in the preparation process. To make a bone dry cappuccino, the barista needs to use a specific technique to create a dense and velvety foam. They have to over-steam the milk to create more foam, then scoop out the foam and set it aside. The espresso shot is poured into a cup, and the foam is added on top.
How to Make a Bone Dry Cappuccino
- Espresso shot(s)
- Milk pitcher
- Steam wand
- Coffee cup
Step-by-step process to make a bone dry cappuccino:
- Start by filling a milk pitcher with cold milk. Use fresh, whole milk for the best results.
- Steam your Milk
- Take a spoon and scoop out the foam from the top of the pitcher. Set it aside.
- Pull one or two espresso shots into a coffee cup.
- Pour the foam over the espresso shots, filling the cup to the top.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
A bone dry cappuccino is a coffee drink that is made without any steamed milk, resulting in a foam-only texture. It has a stronger coffee taste and a thicker, creamier texture than a regular cappuccino due to the extra foam. If you are a fan of strong coffee and enjoy a thick, velvety foam, then a bone dry cappuccino is worth trying.