What is Dry Cappuccino?
Wet Cappuccino has more steamed milk.
A wet cappuccino, as the name implies, contains more liquid, which means that it contains more steamed milk and less milk foam.
Since less air has been introduced into the drink's constituent parts, it is less dry.
If you want a very wet cappuccino, the barista will add substantially more steamed milk than usual and less milk foam to the top.
If you enjoy watching your barista pour artistic designs onto the top of your drink, you should know that they will have a much better time doing so with a wet cappuccino, since more liquid gives them more freedom to shape their pour.
What is a Bone Dry Cappuccino?
When a customer requests a "bone dry" cappuccino, they are requesting that no steamed milk be added to their cappuccino.
A bone-dry cappuccino is made entirely with espresso with milk foam on top.
There is no steamed milk to combine with the espresso, and as it is consumed, quite a bit of milk foam remains in the cup, as it is much more difficult for this light and airy foam to combine with the espresso.
The coffee is simpler to consume than the froth that sits on it. This is one reason why it might be considerably more difficult for baristas to create latte art on the surface. More air makes the foam more difficult to manipulate into that wonderful rosetta pattern.
Typically, it will take the barista a bit longer to produce a cappuccino that is extremely dry, as it requires more time to froth milk using the milk wand.
Tips When Ordering Espresso DrinksTwo key terms to know when it comes to espresso drinks are "wet" and "dry." A "wet" drink has far more creamy, hot milk. A "dry" drink has much more frothed milk. The foam in dry drinks keeps them more insulated, so they keep hotter longer. Plus, they are fantastic for generating latte art in caffe lattes as well as other dry drinks.
For a cappuccino (or cap, because it is at times called), the distinction is this: a wet cappuccino has much more steamed milk than frothed milk. A dry cap has significantly less steamed milk and much more frothed milk. To add to this long list of coffee jargon, you can also order a cappuccino "bone dry," which indicates only espresso and foam-no steamed milk at all.