A cappuccino takes 3-5 minutes using a standard espresso machine.
This time frame includes the time it takes to grind the beans, tamp the grounds, pull the espresso shot, froth the milk, and assemble the cappuccino.
If you are using a manual espresso machine, the process may take longer, as you will need to manually operate the machine and froth the milk using a separate frothing device.
If you are using a fully automatic machine, the process may be faster, as the machine will handle many of the steps automatically.
How Long Does It Take To Froth Milk For A Cappuccino?
The time it takes to froth milk for a cappuccino using a steam wand on an espresso machine or a handheld milk frother can typically be around 1-2 minutes.
This time frame includes the time it takes to heat the milk and create the foam.