The Perfect Cappuccino: quest for the ultimate cup

‘I have a problem’, admits filmmaker, Amy Ferraris. ‘I’m obsessed with the cappuccino’. And so Ferraris explains the motivation for her film — The Perfect Cappuccino — a 90-minute exploration of the history, science and popular explosion of the velvety coffee beverage.

Ferraris goes from Italy to America, from tiny roasteries to Starbucks stores in an attempt to find that perfect cup of joe, and — more importantly — to distill the secrets behind cappuccino perfection. In an analytical turn, the film also looks at how Starbucks has brought a mass-market version of the frothy beverage to new corners of American suburbia. Is this a good thing? Ferraris asks. Watch, and decide for yourself.

About the author

Caitlin spends her days scouring the globe for the world’s coolest food finds. She is the founder of online food pop-culture mag, The Urban Grocer, and is a food writer, blogger, producer, television presenter and supper club chef. She lives between Europe and NY with her husband and their dog, Taco.