Cappuccino vs Latte – The Bucket List of Differences in These Coffee Types

In the world, there are two types of people in so many ways – the believers and the non-believers, the rightists and the leftists, the cappuccino and the latte’ lovers. They are coffee lovers no doubt and rest assured they understand and empathize each other as well as the proletariat and the haves.

What is a Cappuccino?

It is first a coffee, of course. It is an Italian espresso prepared with a lot of milk. Cappuccino gets its name from monks. It is generally topped with foam. It may be served hot or cold. The serve is typically smaller – up to 180 ml at the most. That’s what a classic Cap is. In the United States and some other countries, Cappuccino may be flavored. The popular flavorings are cocoa or cinnamon.

Know thy Latte

As the name suggests, Latte shares its birthplace with the cappuccino. Just like the cappuccino, it is made from coffee. But Latte’ is generally served in tall glasses of the capacity of up to 300 ml. A latte’ contains more milk than the cappuccino and that is the main difference. It is more milky and sweet than a Cappuccino.

The Proportion of Milk

The Cappuccino typically is made up of 1/3rd espresso, 2/3rd milk and whereas the Latte’ is a blend of 1/6 espresso and milk. Latte’ can be had as a dessert as the high milk contain dilutes the coffee effect.

Café Art

The latte art is increasingly getting popular with even 3D art introduced now. The good old cap has not yielded itself to any such frills.

The Ideal Time for Coffee

Latte’ is quite popular as a breakfast coffee as the espresso gives an energy boost and the high milk content makes it ideal for a breakfast drink. The cappuccino is also a breakfast drink. But it is not something you have after meals as a desert.

Where Are They More Popular?

The latte’ is very popular in many states in the US as well as quite a few European and Scandinavian countries. The Cappuccino is also not far behind. Even in the UK Latte’ is the drink of choice of more people than Cappuccino.

Can You Make Your Coffee at Home?

Many coffee lovers would like to make their coffee at home. It may not be practical to go to a coffee shop every time you feel like having a shot. Thankfully both can be made at home and the advantage is, you can tweak it your way.

Personality Speaks

The coffee you like tells a lot about your personality. Research shows that cappuccino lovers are more obsessive, perfectionists and control freaks whereas Latte’ drinkers are eager to please others and seek comfort.

The Caffeine Content

Very obviously, the caffeine content for similar sized servings of both is not the same. The cappuccino contains lesser milk and hence greater espresso. When you are in need of a good adrenaline boost cappuccino is what you should reach out for.

Dietician Speak

As far as health concerns are there, cappuccino and latte’ practically are on level ground. The cappuccino had a little fewer calories as it has lesser milk and the latte’ has a little more calcium as it has a little more milk! Using skimmed milk or alternatives like almond milk can make them a little more healthy.

The Perfect Bean

Traditionally dark roasted and finely ground beans are used for a cappuccino while for a Latte, you can safely use most varieties of beans.

All said and done, if you are one of those people who go “With enough coffee, I can dress and use my grown-up manners”, then you will lovingly have your fill of cappuccino or latte’ – as long as you get your cup.…

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The Many Benefits of Cannabis in Boston

2018 was a pretty big year for legal marijuana, both nationally and in Massachusetts, Boston
After a two-year wait, the Bay State witnessed the opening of the first few recreational marijuana dispensaries in the entire eastern half of the United States. By the end of the year, there were five stores across the state selling weed to anyone who had an ID showing they were over 21 — and maybe a little patience.

2019 is poised to be the year that a full-fledged marijuana industry begins to really take shape.

“People will get to see, over the course of the year, what a real market looks like,” Kris Krane, a prominent cannabis industry consultant, told Boston.com.

The Health Benefits of Cannabis

1. It Could Help You Lose Weight

If you’re an avid Green Flower reader, then you’re already aware that cannabis users have been shown to be slimmer, on average, than non-users. That’s because cannabis helps the body regulate insulin production, and manage caloric intake more efficiently.

2. It Appears to Help Regulate and Prevent Diabetes

Because cannabis helps regulate body weight, it only makes sense that it would help prevent and regulate Diabetes. Again, you can thank the herb’s ability to regulate insulin production for this medical breakthrough.

3. It Fights Cancer

This is the big one that everybody’s been talking about. Both scientists and the federal government have released a good amount of evidence showing that cannabinoids fight certain types of cancer. It doesn’t get much more substantial than that.

4. It Can Help Depression

Depression is one of the more widespread, yet least talked about medical conditions in America. And research is showing that cannabis can help relieve people.

“Using compounds derived from cannabis — marijuana — to restore normal endocannabinoid function could potentially help stabilize moods and ease depression,” said Samir Haj-Dahmane, who is spearheading the research at Buffalo University – research that is only just now beginning to ramp up.

5. It’s Showing Promise in Treating Autism

Like many other high-profile disorders, autism may be a prime target for cannabis-based treatments. Science is digging into it, but in the meantime, some parents are using it to help manage violent mood swings in autistic children.

6. It Provides a Safer Alternative to Other Drugs and Alcohol

Cannabis can be harmful if you use it irresponsibly, but it’s nowhere near as destructive as alcohol for example. With wider availability, cannabis can and will become a substance of choice – and likely save a lot of lives (and livers) in the process.

7. It Helps Regulate Seizures for a lot of People

Using medical cannabis to regulate seizures is another one of the more high-profile findings coming out of medical science. For folks with disorders like Epilepsy, cannabis is showing immense promise.

8. CBD Can Apparently Help Broken Bones Heal Faster

Science shows us how CBD can help broken bones grow back faster and stronger.

Can you believe that cannabis can actually mend broken bones? It’s true, as CBD evidently reacts chemically with collagen, spurring along the healing process. Another very exciting find.

9. It’s Helping People with ADHD

For those with serious trouble concentrating, or who have children suffering from ADD or ADHD, cannabis might be the treatment you’ve been waiting for. It’s safer and more effective than medications like Ritalin or Adderall.

10. It Can Help Treat Serious Addictions

We already mentioned that cannabis can be a viable, safer alternative to substances like alcohol and tobacco, but did you know that it can also be used as a treatment for addictions to these substances, and more? Individuals addicted to serious drugs like heroin, opiates, and cocaine, are showing promise in ridding themselves of their addictions through cannabis therapy.

Of course, it’s entirely possible to develop a dependency to marijuana, also – so responsible and mindful use is key.

11. It Treats Glaucoma

 

One of the first big medical issue that cannabis was shown to effectively treat is glaucoma. Ingesting cannabis helps lower the pressure in the eyeball, giving patients at least temporary relief.

12. It Can Improve Lung Health

You probably never saw this one coming – especially since pot is commonly associated with smoking, and smoking with chronic lung problems. But some conditions, including lung cancer and Emphysema, have been shown to regress when cannabis is thrown into the mix.

13. It Helps Anxiety in Correct Doses

Be careful. Too much cannabis can make your anxiety worse.

Fact: cannabis can actually cause anxiety but there are ways to potentially avoid that. And it’s also true that for many people, cannabis can help alleviate anxiety disorders.

14. It Appears to Slow the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease

Cognitive degeneration is pretty much unavoidable as we age, and Alzheimer’s disease falls under that umbrella. The good news is that studies are showing cannabis can stop the progression of Alzheimer’s, which may lead to longer, richer lives for millions.Read more about medical use of marijuana here.…

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