Cappuccino was invented in Austria, between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as an innovative mix of milk and coffee. Today it is a drink appreciated all over the world, and some places even compete for the title for the most expensive Cappuccino in the world.
Thanks to fashion, preparation techniques, and the quality of raw materials, one of the iconic drinks of the Italian coffee shop was taken by Deutsche Bank as a model to analyze global prices and living standards in different cities and countries around the world.
The research took into consideration the cost of Cappuccino in the neighborhoods inhabited by “Expats“, professionals, or skilled workers who reside outside their country of origin. The data showed how much disparity there is between Cappuccino prices depending on the analyzed locations.
The costs of a cup of Cappuccino range from 36 cents in Algeria to 5.17 euros in Copenhagen.
Therefore, regular consumers of Cappuccino, before going to a coffee shop and sipping their favorite drink, should carefully evaluate the costs, based on the country in which they are located. Doing the math, it is more convenient to buy a professional machine and specialize in coffee-based preparations rather than going to a local.
We at Pontevecchio have designed lever coffee machines with which you can drink espresso as in Italy everywhere in the world.
Although it may initially seem complex to understand how a lever coffee machine works, with a little practice you can consume your coffee or Cappuccino without paying exorbitant amounts.
The secret of a good Cappuccino lies in the quality and taste of the coffee. So, with a piece of equipment like ours, you would be guaranteed to enjoy an excellent Cappuccino even at home.
The most expensive cities for a Cappuccino
According to data collected by the German Bank, the places where Cappuccino is most expensive are in northern Europe. However, the prices are different from those of Italian bars even in many Asian and American cities.
The history of espresso coffee began in Italy at the end of the 19th century. With creativity and taste, the drink extracted from coffee beans has been reinvented in many variations and one of the most popular and popular is precisely the Cappuccino.
Despite being the home of espresso, Cappuccino in Italy costs on average only 1.37 euros. We say “only” because in Italian bars and cafes the price of cappuccino is among the lowest in the world.
Moving to Europe, according to the research, the prices are quite different. As we have already said, Copenhagen is the city where you drink the most expensive Cappuccino in the world. However, even in other European countries, the situation does not differ much.
Looking at the other Scandinavian countries, the price is slightly lower. It is due to the cold or, more likely, for the cost of living, but drinking a Cappuccino in Oslo and Helsinki ranges from 4 euros to 4.50 euros. Finland, on the other hand, differs from these prices, with its 2.40 euros.
Even Paris is no exception: a Cappuccino under the Eiffel Tower costs around 4.50 euros.
However, if the price in a French café is justified by the atmosphere, looking at the statistics, we see that even in Zurich the figures are almost the same.
Browsing overseas, New York and Boston are the cities where coffee costs more, we are over 4 euros per cup.
Looking at Asian countries, Dubai holds the podium: here a Cappuccino costs almost 5 euros.
How to save some money on Cappuccino
In short, the country where the best coffee in the world is prepared is one of the cheapest. Ordering a Cappuccino in Milan costs less than in Buenos Aires or Rio de Janeiro.
But not only. Even unsuspected European capitals, such as Lisbon, Madrid, and Prague, have higher costs than Italian bars.
So, if you plan to move abroad or go on a long trip, keep our ranking in mind.
Instead of giving up your Cappuccino, you can try to change your consumption methods: is it time to prepare a Cappuccino at home?
Don’t worry, it’s not difficult! With a lever machine, you just need to understand how to froth the milk!
These devices guarantee you a very high-quality coffee at every extraction, to have a perfect base to prepare your Cappuccino.
Don’t think that with a traditional cappuccinatore you can achieve the same result. For a good Cappuccino, you need to prepare a perfect espresso and, only with a professional machine, the extraction process manages to keep the organoleptic characteristics of the coffee unaltered.
In addition, the Cappuccino maker wears easily and, after a few months, it is no longer performing as in the beginning, again weighing on the cost of the Cappuccino.
If you want to save money, we recommend that you try a Pontevecchio lever machine because, after an initial investment, you can prepare Cappuccinos for life.
Our company has always been involved in the production of coffee machines and, thanks to the use of solid materials and craftsmanship, we create equipment that can withstand over time without altering the flavor of the drinks.
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