Italians and Coffee: a guide to the "culto del caffè"

Oct 27, 2015 888

Italians have not invented coffee, yet the passion they have for it makes the rest of world believe they discovered it. Around the end of the sixteen century, it was Venice where coffee was first introduced. Thanks to its trade relationship with the Eastern countries.

Initially, coffee was considered a valuable beverage due to its high price, but when the plantations began to proliferate, it became accessible to all, thus becoming the most drank beverage not just in Italy but worldwide. Along with the pizza and the pasta, coffee has become a real "culto" for Italians. The whole world knows and envies the famous "espresso" who many try to copy, but can't quite get the hang of it.

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Source: http://www.italiangenealogy.com/

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