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...

When Jo Marie Scaglia was growing up in Kansas City, her mom would cook up a veritable feast every Sunday at 3 p.m., setting out dishes of delicious, straightforward food for the taking. “Everyone was invited — family, friends, neighbors, whoever,” Scaglia recalls. “Even after I moved out my friends would still be showing up at the house Sunday aft...

Starbucks has opened its flagship Reserve store on the ground floor of its Sodo headquarters (2401 Utah Ave S). It’s the first of 1,000 Reserve stores the coffee chain is planning worldwide. With high-end design touches similar to those of the Starbucks Reserve Roastery that opened on Capitol Hill in 2014, the Reserve store intends for customers to...

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...