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A cappuccino is an Italian coffee drink prepared with espresso, hot milk, and steamed-milk froth. Cappuccino Freddo is the cold version of a cappuccino, where the drink usually has a small amount of cold frothed milk atop it.1 Espresso is made by forcing hot water under high pressure through a tightly compacted finely ground coffee. Generally, one uses an espresso machine to make espresso, although there are stove-top espresso makers and hand-operated devices. The act of producing a shot of espresso is termed 'pulling' a shot, originating from level espresso machines which require pulling down a handle attached to a spring-loaded piston, forcing hot water through the coffee at high pressure. Today, however, it is more common for the pressure to be generated by steam or a pump.2 Espresso is not a specific bean or roast level; it is a coffee-brewing method. Any bean or roasting level can be used to produce authentic espresso, and different beans have unique flavor profiles lending themselves to different roasting levels and styles.