by Iain on December 9, 2009
It’s Poke Hack Day. And we’re doing something that’s close to my heart. It’s about ending sub-standard cappuccino. Too often we get fobbed off with lattes in cappuccino’s clothing. Big, heavy, milky coffee. Made with burned milk. Basically a terrible drink and piss-poor start to the day.
We want people to respect the ‘golden ratio’ – 1 part espresso, 1 part steamed milk, 1 part foam.
Part education and campaigning website. Part social tool – http://www.thatsacappuccino.com (not live yet) – will help to raise the cappuccino bar for all of us.
To start with, we’ve written an open letter to the UK’s major brewed coffee vendors:
- Pret a Manger
- Caffe Nero
- JD Weatherspoon (who are responsible for 6% of the UK’s coffee sales)
- And of course, The Wild Bean Cafe
We’re asking them to get on board with us and operationally ensure that they’re respecting the difference between a latte and a cappuccino.
Today’s preliminary investigation and interviews have unearthed a whole bunch of interesting stuff – like more than a few places that basically think a cappuccino is a latte with chocolate on top (and they’ve admitted to that on camera).
Do you know of any places that get the cappuccino perfectly right? Or criminally wrong. Please leave details below and we’ll make sure they feature in the beta of the app :-)