The World of Coffee, Tea and Milk Drinks

The Capuccino

The Cappuccino, that harmonious blend of strong espresso, velvety milk, and airy foam, is more than just a beverage. It's an icon of coffee culture, a sensory experience that has crossed centuries and continents. 

The history of cappuccino can be traced back to the heart of Italy, the birthplace of coffee. The word "cappuccino" itself is Italian and means "small hood," referring to the milk foam that covers the coffee. The first traces of this drink date back to the 17th century in Italy, where coffee was already highly popular. Italians began adding milk to their coffee to reduce its bitterness.

The cappuccino as we know it today appeared at the beginning of the 20th century. Espresso machines were perfected, enabling the preparation of high-quality espresso, and steam was used to heat and froth the milk. The Cappuccino had become a veritable work of art, with its creamy layer of froth at the top.

The cappuccino revisited by Eyguebelle :

Faire chauffer le lait entier. Dans une tasse, verser le sirop de vanille, l’espresso et compléter avec le lait entier.

The Bubble Tea

The Bubble Tea, also known as pearl tea or boba tea, is a refreshing and colorful beverage that has conquered the heart of drink lovers worldwide.  

Its history began in the 1980s in Taiwan, when a tea vendor named Lin Hsiu Hui had the idea of adding tapioca pearls to his iced tea. These small, translucent, and chewy black pearls brought a new texture and a unique tasting experience to the traditional drink.  

The Bubble Tea quickly gained popularity in Taiwan and became a trend across Asia. Over time, many versions were created, with different types of tea, flavors, and toppings such as fruit pearls, jelly, and boba.  

In the 1990s, Bubble Tea came on the international market, captivating consumers in North America, Europe, and other regions of the world. Today, there are a lot of specialized Bubble Tea shops offering a wide range of flavors and combinations to satisfy every palate.  

Discover the Eyguebelle Bubble Tea recipe 

Pour all the ingredients, except for the tapioca pearls, into a Tumbler glass. Finish with the tapioca pearls to do not crush them. 

The Egg Nog

Originating from British and American traditions, Egg Nog (known as "lait de poule" in French) is a simple blend of milk, cream, sugar, and eggs. This festive concoction dates back to the 18th century, where it was initially crafted with brandy and exotic spices. 

Over time, Egg Nog has evolved into an iconic holiday beverage. Americans added a unique touch by using bourbon, rum, or even whiskey. Each family has its own secret recipe, creating a rich and delicious tradition.

Discover the revamped Egg Nog recipe by Eyguebelle :

  • 3CL Eyguebelle Irish Cream Syrup
  • 5CL Irish Whiskey
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 12CL Cinnamon-infused Milk

Frost a heat-resistant Toddy glass with crushed hazelnuts and cocoa powder. Place the egg yolk and pour the syrup. Mix everything, then pour the whiskey. Heat and froth the milk with a cinnamon stick using a steam wand in a milk pot. Pour the warm mixture into the glass. Stir and top with milk foam. Garnish with grated cinnamon and chocolate shavings.  

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