12DB, Day 1: Cappuccino

There are three reasons I like ordering cappuccino, and they are these:

  1. I don’t actually like ordering cappuccino.
  2. The “hipness” of cappuccino has worn off. I never would have ordered it in the mid- or late-90s, when Starbucks was just taking off and people were discovering espresso for the first time. But now it’s commonplace and the cool kids have moved on to super-frappimochaccinos or hazelnut-upside-down latte-fruities (anything to disguise that awful coffee taste), or maybe just dangerous amounts of canned energy drinks (which can’t possibly hurt you because they’re sold in stores). So a regular old cappuccino is pretty unassuming, just like me. ((I assume.))
  3. I like the idea of the foam on top insulating the drink and keeping it warm. In practice, I’ve found this isn’t very effective. But like I said: I like the idea.

And that’s it.