If you visited Italy in person, you are probably familiar with the fact your caffè al bar is often accompanied by a curious shot glass of water. In Piemonte and Liguria, basically every café will give it to you, while it’s not as common in Rome or Milan. But if you are in Naples, the true capital of coffee culture in the country, that tiny glass of...

In Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the street names flow like the alphabet, starting with Ash, Box, then Clay and carrying on until Oak. On Huron Street, I came across Archestratus Books & Food, one of New York City’s coziest spots for daydreaming about food. I find large bookstores with general cookbook sections overwhelming. Vintage cookbook stores can fee...

A new Italian coffee bar with a familiar name is on its way to the North End of Boston. According to a post within the jobs section of bostonchefs.com, Ducali Caffe is planning to open and is now looking for a head barista. The post mentions that the new spot will offer cookies, pastries, and tea along with coffee, though little other information h...

The regional council of the Campania region, whose capital is Naples, is seeking to have the "culture of Neapolitan espresso coffee" registered on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The bid, signed by Campania president Vincenzo De Luca, has been sent to Italy's Commission for UNESCO, reports Italian news agency ANSA. "Coffee in Italy...

Italians are often depicted sitting around a crowded dinner table, sharing food, conversation, and laughter, and lingering long after the meal, oblivious to the passing of time. Empty dishes are scattered about, along with wine glasses and espresso cups.  Indeed, there’s a saying that perfectly describes this habit: “a tavola non si invecchia,”...

Philadelphia’s Gran Caffe L’Aquila is no stranger to tragedy. In fact, the landmark Italian concept in Center City was born out of it. When the original cafe in L’Aquila, Italy, was destroyed by an earthquake in 2009, the local location was designed and built in the European country before being shipped to Philadelphia piece by piece. The authentic...

From lattes and cappuccinos to espressos and the latest Dalgona coffee — the world loves its coffee. The International Coffee Organization estimates that 1.4 billion cups of coffee are consumed each day worldwide. That’s 64 percent of Americans that drink a cup of coffee each day, with the popularity of coffee shops and at-home coffee machines soar...

In times like these, our rituals are what keep us connected to “normal” life, and no ritual is more universal than a good cup of coffee. In this week’s episode, Elisabeth Cardiello of Caffè Unimatic and Brave Conversations Over Coffee shows us how this ubiquitous beverage can have rippling effects in our homes and in our communities. Elisabeth shar...

The contribution of Italy to the coffee scene is undeniable. Italians have influenced the planet with their tradition, passion....and their caffe corretto. So what exactly is a Caffè corretto? Espresso skewered with alcohol makes an accurate description. Literally it can be translated as  ‘corrected coffee.’ The adoption of the Caffè corretto count...

Caffè Vergnano, the oldest Italian coffee roaster, supports God's Love We Deliver in New York , whose mission is to provide nutrition therapy, by cooking and delivering medically tailored meals for people living with severe illness in the New York City metropolitan area. For each order placed on the official Caffè Vergnano USA eshop https://caffeve...