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How to enjoy a cappuccino as Italians do

The cappuccino is probably one of the most popular hot drink on planet earth. It is known to be a must of the Italian food tradition but its origin might surprise our readers. The story of the cappuccino dates back to the 17th century when an Italian monk belonging to the Capuchins order went to Vienna as counsellor to the emperor Leopold the First. He stopped in what is known to be the very first coffee house of Europe called “Zur Blauen Flasche” ( the blue flask/bottle). The owner of the coffee house was a Polish soldier Georg Kolschitsky who apparently…