A Wiener Melange (German for "Viennese Blend") is a specialty coffee drink similar to a cappuccino. The difference is sometimes assumed to be that the Melange is made with milder coffee  but the Viennese coffee company Julius Meinl describes a Wiener Melange as "One small espresso served in a large cup of coffee. Steam milk and add milk foam to coffee (=small milk coffee)". Cafe Sabarsky in Manhattan concurs. At Cafe Sperl in Vienna, the Melange is 1/2 cup "black coffee" and 1/2 cup creamy milk, completed by milk foam.
The English term "Cafe Vienna" and the French café Viennois usually refer to espresso con panna - topped with whipped cream instead of milk foam. Ordering a Wiener Melange may yield the arrival of an espresso con panna even in Vienna, though this is properly called a Franziskaner (Franciscan Monk). The reference to Franciscan monks may apply to cappuccino too: Capuchin monks separated from the Franciscans in the 16th century; various sources attribute the name of cappuccino to its color, resembling a Capuchin monk's habit.
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