Few names are as universally recognized and adored among frequent travelers as Moleskine. Since 1997, the Italian brand has elevated the lowly travel journal to cultural icon status. Now, they’re expanding their reach even further with the debut of Moleskine Cafés around the globe. Moleskine opened its first Moleskine Café in 2016 in the Geneva Air...

Starbucks Corp said on Friday it was starting to recruit 150 people for its first outlet in Italy, the home of the espresso and a market the world's biggest coffee seller has yet to tap. Starbucks has outlets in countries across Europe and around the world, but its plan to launch a high-end Reserve Roastery in Milan will be its first bid to attract...

There’s no way around it: Italians like it short and sweet. No matter whether consumed at the kitchen table or propped up against the counter of a local bar, the quintessential Italian breakfast consists of nothing more than a quick snack laden with sugar and caffeine. I say snack, as it’s certainly not a meal, neither in terms of quantity nor in t...

Ah, the cafe latte; it’s the creamy craft of roasted beans, steam and foam in a way that warms the spirit. Few sounds are more heartening on a winter morning than a barista pulling an espresso shot, steam-firing a cup of milk and then swirling the white sheen and foam straight into a cup of dark coffee concentrate. A true cafe latte is a thing of b...

I should have known Corrado Palmieri would not stop at perfecting the pastries and gelato, but take the final element as well to its next logical amelioration and conclusion. In December, Palmieri, the owner of the Italian café that bears his name in the Dallas Farmers Market shed, unveiled a project he had been working on for over a year. “An expa...

Monini North America, a Connecticut-based company, will import and distribute Pellini Coffee in the United States. Monini also is the importer/distributor for other leading Italian brands, including Monini Olive Oil, Mutti Canned Tomatoes, La Molisana Pasta and Spigadoro Flours. The Pellini assortment available in the United States includes top sel...

There are two types of beer drinkers: Those who opt for artisanal craft beers and those who pick Bud Light. It turns out coffee drinking isn't much different. Jackson's newest coffee shop is Vito's Espresso, 2615 Wildwood Ave., which opened its third-wave coffee shop on Dec. 1. Owner Vic Schiro likens third-wave coffee to draft beer - where consume...

It’s just after 6 o’clock in the morning, but Joseph Sabino Mistick is already on his second cappuccino and is now buying a round for everyone who just walked into La Prima Espresso coffee shop. “Misticks for all of them!” the former deputy mayor of Pittsburgh says to the barista. (The hot creamy creation with an extra sprinkle of cocoa is named af...

The Starbucks story begins with a defining moment, not widely told. Gordon Bowker had grown up in Seattle, enrolled at the University of San Francisco, dropped out. He bummed around Europe, where he acquired a taste for English beer. The year was 1962 and Bowker was in Italy. In Rome one afternoon, he took a seat at a caffè opposite the Trevi Fount...

I live in Manhattan. I drink gallons of espresso in Manhattan every year (even though each pour is very, very small!). Over the years, I have developed a list of my favorite Manhattan cafés for espresso—always remaining open, of course, to new places, in what can only be described as a post-Seattle Manhattan espresso boom. But one big espresso deta...