Coffee — it's something many can't start the day without. In Italy, it is a cultural mainstay, and the country is perhaps the beverage's spiritual home. After all, Italy gave us the lingo — espresso, cappuccino, latte — and its coffee culture is filled with rituals and mysterious rules. Caffé Greco is Rome's oldest café. Founded in 1760, it's also...

Last year, Starbucks invested in Italian-food purveyor Princi to bring its bakery goods stateside to New York and Chicago. Now, the chain is moving one step closer to that goal by opening a Princi kitchen and commissary in Red Hook. The Milan-based bakery specializes in pizza, pasta, antipasti and egg dishes–although no word on what exactly it will...

È ufficiale ormai da tempo: Starbucks Reserve aprirà i battenti a Milano, in piazza Cordusio, nel 2018 e l'attesa si fa trepidante. Ma cosa ne pensano gli esperti di caffè italiani? E quelli stranieri? Un documentario indaga sull'approdo del gigante americano in Italia insieme a baristi e torrefattori. Ne abbiamo parlato con gli ideatori del video....

The “Made in Italy” brand is among the most famous in the world. It represents excellence that is undoubtedly Italian, ranks high among well-known brands in the global market, and is positioned in the high-quality market segment. This year, as part of Montclair State University’s Business Italian course, we students explored the links between Made...

So, you want to go to Italy? Great choice! The food, the wine, the history and of course, the coffee. Italians are particular about their coffee, and while you can probably get by with whatever terms you’d use at your local coffee shop, it’s best to have a strong understanding of Italian coffee options. Here’s how to order a coffee in Italy without...

In 1959, Italian novelist Italo Calvino received a grant to spend six months in the US. Once he arrived in New York City, he discovered a disturbing trend. “The trend of espresso-places has been thriving for a few years in New York and is expanding to the rest of the country,” he wrote in his journal. “Sure, I’m happy when I can drink a coffee Ital...

This time it's coffee, prepared the Italian way. The results were also confirmed by laboratory testing. It can also help lower your risk of prostate cancer by up to 53 percent, a new study has revealed. A protective effect of the popular drink has already been suggested by some recent studies. New European research, published this week in the Inter...

Downtown Baltimore's newest coffee shop Filicori Zecchini is set to open April 24 on the bottom floor of the PNC building at 1 E. Pratt St. The nearly 100-year-old Italian coffee company is taking over about 1,700 square feet previously occupied by Nature's Table, a soup, salad, wrap and smoothie restaurant that closed in 2015 after less than three...

Historic Tuscan coffee machine maker La Marzocco -- used by Starbucks in its original locations in Seattle -- is preparing to celebrate 90 years in business with turnover at record levels and plans to turn its former headquarters near Florence into a €5 million museum and “coffee academy.”  The company was founded by brothers Giuseppe and Bruno Bam...

Ever wonder if you’re doing your coffee break correctly? According to the Italians, you’re probably doing it wrong — but they also have the fix. It’s called caffè corretto and means literally a corrected coffee. And it’s the best coffee break we’ve ever heard of. Caffè corretto is one way Italians get a daily dose of espresso and one of hard liquor...