Dining in & out: From Eataly Magazine
In Italian, cappuccino literally means "little hood." Legend has it that the popular drink gets its name from the Capuchin friars, who wore hooded robes. Their humble attire had a distinctive reddish-brown color – a similar hue that espresso takes when milk is added to it. While nobody knows who came up with this name, one thing is certain: the Capuchin monks.