A guide to Italian coffee: sugar is optional, Frappuccino does not exist

Feb 22, 2016 1483

by Alberto Nardelli and George Arnett

Some British cafes serve drinks with 25 teaspoons of sugar per cup. Not in Italy. In Italy coffee is synonymous with espresso. Ask for a coffee in a bar from Trieste to Palermo and you will be presented with an espresso. You may drink it seated (usually more expensive), or standing, al banco.

Sugar is optional. Zero to one teaspoon rather than 25. But there are of course variations to the single shot. Some will add a spoonful of milk foam: the macchiato. It should not be confused with the similarly named bucket of milk and caramel available in other countries.

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Source: http://www.theguardian.com/

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