Invigorating sounds of spirited conversations, the hissing of the milk steamer, the thumping of filters being emptied, the clatter of the cups and saucers uniting, the clinking of tiny spoons, the shaking and stirring of sugar packets, and the heavenly aroma of fresh ground coffee beans…..You must be at an Italian “Bar” right now? In Italy, the It...

In response to the health emergency which has hit the country, the Lavazza Group is offering help to the surrounding area allocating 10 million euros for projects to support healthcare, schools and the needy in the Piedmont Region. Out of this amount, 6 million euros will be donated to the Coronavirus Emergency Support #IOCISONO fundraising appeal...

As a coffee enthusiast, what you need is a unit that can deliver fine-tasting beverages that will keep you psyched up all day. But because of the numerous options that the espresso machine offers, choosing the best one for your needs can be a bit confusing. Thus, many buyers – whether it is their first time or not, are pushed to do extra work to en...

One legend has it that Naples’ cult of coffee came about thanks to Maria Carolina of Hapsburg, daughter of Maria Theresa of Austria and wife of King Ferdinand IV. When the queen moved under the shadow of Vesuvius, refined coffee houses in Vienna were already institutions. In this way, they began to appear in the capital of the Bourbon Kingdom. Amon...

Cappuccino is the Italian beverage for excellence, consisting of Espresso coffee and steamed milk. Italy is the largest consumer of Cappuccino in the world. This is traditionally eaten during the morning, at breakfast or sometimes in the afternoon, but never during meals. The Italians in the morning are divided between those who have breakfast with...

“Oh, Dio.” The stout blond woman grumbles audibly as she jostles in the line behind me. Come to think of it, line might be too strong of a word to use here. In Italy, people do not line up, they clump. Her sentiments seem shared by the majority of the frowning crowd: middle-aged, average height, dressed in thick winter coats even though it’s 65 and...

There are many reasons why Caffè Reggio is the grand dame of coffee shops in New York City. One of the oldest operating coffee shops in New York City, Caffè Reggio was opened in 1927 by Domenico Parisi, an Italian immigrant. Located at 119 Macdougal Street in Greenwich Village, it was the first American cafe to serve cappuccino, heralding a new wav...

Nick crocheted while taking the train through Europe. Elena hurt her knee in Brazil. Because of those two events, there’s a new café overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee. Gusto Italian Café opened just after Christmas, and the weeks since have been a whirlwind for Nick and Elena Gagliardi. Their breakfast-and-lunch restaurant has been more popular than t...

One of the greatest joys about living in (or visiting) Italy is the ubiquitous Italian coffee bar. I love everything about it; the energy, the social aspect, the smell, the physical space, and yes, the coffee. With all due respect to Starbucks, there are some things that Italians just do better. Maybe that’s why Italy resisted the invasion of the S...

Venice's Caffè Florian, the world's oldest coffee house, is preparing to celebrate its 300th anniversary in 2020. The landmark Venetian bar, nestled amid the arcades of the central Piazza S. Marco, has been serving locals and visitors to the lagoon city for three centuries. Opened on 29 December 1720, Alla Venezia Trionfante - as it was called orig...