In 2018, American coffee company Starbucks opened its first outlet in Milan, and the Italian coffee culture suffered a rude shock. In Italy, the homeland of the heroic espresso, coffee is more than just a drink, and it is to be consumed in very specific ways. But the American cafeshave turned the coffee upside down with their long menu, and hipster...

At a recent TransPerfect Retail Forum in New York, Lavazza’s Cataldo De Franco, senior director of e-commerce in North America, described the company’s online expansion into the U.S and the launch of their new e-commerce website coming in mid-May 2019. Lavazza is one of the largest coffee makers in the world and has been selling its premium Italian...

illy, the third-generation family-owned coffee company from Trieste, Italy,  committed to offering the highest quality, most ethically sourced coffee to the world, announces the opening of its newest illy Caffè coffee bar in San Francisco at Pier 39.  illy Caffè shops offer coffee lovers an inspirational and immersive illy experience, featuring the...

An 8 a.m. class is mission impossible without a cup of coffee in hand. My first semester at NYU, my immediate mission was to scout out all of the nearby coffee shops: the perfect study spot, my on-the-run go-to and places to chat with friends. Finding that special place is often a feat. Thankfully, there’s Caffe Reggio. Located on MacDougal Street,...

Coffee lovers start out innocently enough with drip filters, French presses, milk frothers, and stovetop espresso makers; but then next thing you know, they're browsing Amazon for full-on espresso machines with all the bells and whistles. If you've reached that stage of coffee addiction, don't worry, we're here for you. We've researched everything...

Sunday February 24, 2019 at 5:00 p.m - MoDA Museum of Modern Art - 315 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 - Tickets $10 a person - no advance purchase necessary! Ciancia committee and members will be attending this exhibit immediately following our reception at 1300 Northview. We welcome all our members and friends to join us! Passione Italiana: Th...

Italians consume over 70 million cups of coffee per day in 200,000 coffee bars. In Italy, you’ll find a coffee bar in just about every city neighborhood and in every village. Coffee bars are known as a place to get together and discuss topics such as soccer and politics, play cards, and just people-watch. Of all the types of coffee Italians drink,...

What have the Hapsburgs ever done for us? OK, so the answer to that question is perhaps not quite as humourously self-evident as the list of Roman achievements summarily dismissed by John Cleese's disgruntled leader of the "People's Front of Judea" in Monty Python's Life of Brian ("All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education,...

Via Condotti is one of Rome’s most exclusive streets. Lined with designer shops leading up to the Spanish Steps, the elegant road is also home to Rome’s oldest coffee bar – Antico Caffe Greco. Decorated with oil paintings, gilt mirrors and plenty of red velvet – Antico Caffe Greco does feel somewhat like a period cafe. But having been open since 17...

If you can't start your morning without a cup of joe, you're not alone. American's consumption of coffee is up — it's the highest it's been since 2012 — and global exports are too. According to the International Coffee Organization, world coffee exports increased by 17 percent from October 2017 to October 2018, and overall global shipments were 4.2...