If you’re ever spent any time in Europe, you know the wonders of Nutella. Across the Atlantic, the creamy chocolate-hazelnut spread serves many of the same functions as peanut butter, enhancing toast and baked goods of all kinds.The product created by Italian confectioner Pietro Ferrero as a cheaper alternative to chocolate after World War II keeps...

In Italy you can order espresso in dozens of ways— corto or lungo, a short shot or with more water, with a splash of milk or foam, and dozens of riffs on corretto, espresso with a splash of spirits. In addition to the long list of standards, each of Italy’s twenty regions has several specialty coffee drinks little known in the States.   While worki...

Approximately 95% of Italians consider themselves regular coffee drinkers, with the average spend per person on coffee totalling €259.40 per year. That's according to the Coffee Monitor, published by Nomisma’s Social Monitoring Observatory in collaboration with Datalytics, which polled 1,000 consumers on their coffee-drinking habits. Among coffee d...

At the end of the meals and after the dessert (and not with it), Italians drink coffee, either a caffè espresso (or simply caffè), or a caffè corretto, which is an espresso with a shot of liquor. Italians don’t use half and half in their coffee. Some Italians take the digestivo (digestive liquor) or amaro to help their stomach deal with such a larg...

Chicagoans are the most adventurous coffee lovers in the country, according to Italian coffeemaker Lavazza's inaugural U.S. Coffee Consumption Survey. They are more likely to sip coffee cocktails, slather their half-smokes with espresso barbecue sauce, or slurp a caffeinated chowder than coffee drinkers in New York, L.A., Dallas, and Boston. "Coffe...

illy caffè, global leader in the high-quality coffee sector, introduces its newest illy Art Collection cups entitled "Coffee Drawings" by artist Max Petrone. Since 1992, some of the most prominent contemporary masters on the international art scene as well as emerging young talents have participated in the revered illy Art Collection, transforming...

Augusto Beato, CEO of Portland SEO, invited Belmont residents to sample the town's best espresso and sandwiches at the Kind Coffee Cart at the 42nd block of Southeast Belmont. To learn more about Kind Coffee's, click here. “From the cannoli to the breakfast sandwiches to the coffee to the always friendly staff, this place is simply great,” Beato ex...

We're not going to rehash the dated bit about Starbucks drink sizes ("what's up with 'grande' meaning medium??"), but we would like to draw attention to the undeniable influence of Italian espresso culture on the way we drink coffee now. We have the Italians to thank for cappuccino, macchiato, and caffé latte, which have revitalized us on more afte...

My sister and brother-in-law’s wedding reception was in a 15th-century palazzo in Venice. We approached by gondola, with opera singers serenading from balconies, and lounged in rooms lit with no artificial light, only hundreds of flickering candles. But let me tell you about the coffee. After the feast, a hot, bitter espresso gave me just enough bo...

Roasted coffee sales in the Italian retail channel were worth €1.19 billion in 2017, down by 0.6% in value and by 4.3% in volume compared to the previous year, according to a study by IRI. However, coffee capsules bucked the trend, growing by 16.8% in value to €282.2 million, and by 20% in volume, with prices over four times higher than the categor...