A French press, also known as a cafetière or coffee plunger, is a coffee brewing device that uses a cylindrical pot with a plunger and a metal or nylon mesh filter to press hot water through coffee grounds.
While it is possible to make a cappuccino with a French press, it is not the traditional method for making the drink.
Can Milk Be Frothed In A French Press?
A French Press does not froth milk and therefore you cannot use a French Press to froth the milk for a cappuccino.
You would need a separate milk frother for this part of making the cappuccino.
How Do You Make A Cappuccino In A French Press?
A traditional cappuccino is made with espresso, which is a concentrated form of coffee that is brewed by forcing pressurized hot water through finely ground coffee beans.
To make a cappuccino with a French press, you would first brew a strong cup of coffee using the French press.
Then, you would use a milk frother or steamer to froth milk separately, and layer it on top of the coffee.
It’s possible to make a cappuccino with a French press, but it’s not the traditional way and it’s not going to be the same quality of a cappuccino you would get from a café or a proper home espresso machine.