Espresso con panna

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A café viennois in the UK
A caffè con panna served in demitasse
A café viennois in Prague, served in traditional coffee cup

Espresso con panna (lit.'espresso with cream') is a single or double shot of espresso topped with whipped cream.[1] In France and in the United Kingdom it is known as café viennois.[2]

In northern continental Europe, the term Wiener Melange refers to a different drink, made with foamed milk and having no whipped cream on top. In Vienna, an espresso con panna is properly called a Franziskaner, but ordering a Wiener Melange may sometimes yield the arrival of espresso con panna even in Vienna.

In France, café viennois refers to both an espresso con panna and a Wiener Melange. In Australia, a similar drink may be called Café Vienna although espresso con panna will traditionally be in an espresso sized cup, whereas Café Vienna will be served in the same size as a latte.

Historically served in a demitasse cup, it is perhaps a more old fashioned[citation needed] drink than a latte or cappuccino, though still very popular, whichever name it receives, at coffeehouses in Budapest and Vienna.

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  1. ^ Young, Daniel (2009-03-11). Coffee Love: 50 Ways to Drink Your Java. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-470-28937-2.
  2. ^ Orey, Cal (2011-10-24). The Healing Powers of Coffee. Kensington Publishing Corp. ISBN 978-0-7582-7997-2.

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