Cappuccino' takes its name from the Capuchin friars: the color of the espresso mixed with frothed milk was similar to the color of the Capuchin robe.


The characteristic simplicity of these friars is, indeed, proverbial; and it may, too, be inferred from their speech, their manners, and from their very aspect; besides being yet further illustrated by several sayings current in Italy—where their order is numbered by the thousand—such as "to dine al cappuccino," to make but a sorry meal; and "to travel al cappuccino," i.e. to journey on foot. 

—Algernon Taylor, Scenes in French Monasteries, 1746


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