The ritual of coffee

Jan 07, 2020 218

BY: Anna De Filippo

The noise of the machine and the steam coming out of it. Pouring it little by little until creating a little crema, cream, on top and here we are: il caffe’ e’ servito (coffee is served)! Every morning a strong scent can be smelt in the streets of Italian cafés where coffee pops up. This is not simply a drink but a ritual that Italians cannot miss.

Every morning must start with an espresso or macchiato for most of the Italians, otherwise it would not start with the right foot. Totally different from other types of coffee drunk abroad, Italians find it sometimes very difficult to swallow foreign coffee not because they want to be choosy but simply because they are used to something different.

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