Fausto and Emilio Ferrari were part of a steady migration of Italians who came from Fuscaldo, a small town in the southern province of Calabria, to Cincinnati (Here's a story about it). It was common for Fuscaldese to work in Cincinnati's tailoring shops, or to become barbers. Barbering is what the Ferrari brothers went into. Fausto came first and...

Italy’s largest coffee group Lavazza could open up to 15 stores around the world as it takes on Starbucks, but has no plans to go head-to-head in the U.S. chain’s hometown of Seattle. Lavazza’s top executives opened the family-owned company’s first coffee boutique in the center of Milan on Tuesday, close to where Starbucks (SBUX.O) plans to launch...

illy, the third-generation family-owned coffee company from Trieste, Italy, committed to offering the highest quality, most ethically sourced coffee to the world, today opened its first permanent University of Coffee (Università del Caffè) in the U.S., adjacent to its illy caffè location at 220 Montgomery Street in San Francisco. The worldwide coff...

There is no better way to jettison yourself out of overheated doldrums than an icy glass of granita di caffe con panna, a parfait of sweetened granular espresso ice layered with dollops of barely sweetened whipped cream. There is some kind of synergy between the icy chill, the sugar and the caffeine that cools and jolts you all at the same time — i...

My neighbor is from Naples. We bonded over our personal obsession on a Spanish novela and our love for coffee: we’d invite each other for one several times a day. She has one of those fancy coffee machines with dozens of coffee pod varieties and, one day, she had just received some flavored ones. Of course we wanted to try them and we decided to sh...

Tony Hunter wanted to operate his own business and was considering a bakery in downtown Canton when opportunity spun him in a different direction. In March, Hunter and his wife, Kim, opened Crema Espresso Bar and Café at 4469 Hills and Dales Road NW in a plaza west of the Whipple Avenue NW intersection with Hills and Dales Road. Crema offers an Ita...

Italians are very particular when it comes to how their coffee is prepared and tastes—and they don’t much like the American style. In Italy, coffee (caffè) means espresso—a small, strong shot of black coffee with a brownish foam (crema) on top. This is Italy’s ubiquitous, almost sole method of preparation. Good baristas are highly trained and skill...

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....