“First you have a bite of cake, then you have some water, and THEN you drink the coffee.” These are the words told to me by Giuseppe Schisano, owner of Don Café Street Art Coffee in the Italian city of Naples. Used to sipping my espresso from a tiny cup, I was surprised that the coffee I was about to drink—prepared in a traditional Neapolitan flip...

The extraordinary Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi once said, "Il caffè e il balsamo del cuore e dello spirito!" This translates to, "Coffee is balm for the heart and the spirit." It's safe to say that 64% of Americans wholeheartedly agree, as they enjoy their daily cups of coffee, per Disturb Me Not. While some, if not most, of these cups of joe ar...

The first memory I have of coffee is the pleasant scent my babbo (a Florentine way of saying dad) was surrounded by when he would greet us after work–a daily sign that he had finally arrived home. My grandfather in the 50s founded a coffee roastery in the heart of Florence and today, like often in Italy, the business has remained a family affair. ...

Here's another reason to visit Una Pizza Napoletana, deemed the best pizzeria in the world by 50 Top Pizza just a few weeks ago: the Orchard Street restaurant will turn into a breakfast destination dubbed Caffè Napoletana on Saturday mornings from 9am to 1pm beginning November 5. Espresso for all! Owner and chef Anthony Mangieri has come up with th...

Good coffee is just like a cuddle: it’s heart-warming, reassuring and bound to cheer you up. And if there is something that Italy and the US have in common, is their love for a quality cup of coffee. It shouldn’t surprise, then, that Carlo Di Ruocco, originally from Salerno, saw his dream of roasting and selling Italian-style coffee come true in Am...

Literally, a caffè sospeso is a “pending” or “suspended” coffee … but what does it mean and what’s the story behind this habit popular in Naples and, today, also here and there in other parts of the country? First things first, let’s explain what it is: a caffè sospeso is the charitable habit of paying for coffees in advance, for people who may not...

A connection between Southern Italy and downtown Boston has formed with the opening of Kicco Italian Coffee. The new 1,300-square-foot cafe inside the North Station at TD Garden aims to provide a fully Neapolitan Italian experience where coffee and flavors are concerned, with ingredients and foods shipped directly from Italy and a coffee program st...

Italy is a country that’s very well known for its coffee and coffee drinks. From the strong espresso shots prepared in high quality, professional machines, to the sweetest and most delicious coffee iced creams. Today we’re going to take a look at the most famous and traditional coffee types you can find in bars and restaurants across the Italian te...

According to data compiled by HostMilano’s strategic marketing and taken from the Export Planning information system, in the three-year period 2022-2025, forecasts for the world coffee trade show an annual growth rate of +5.6 percent, close to 43 billion euros. The United States, with a 22.4 percent share, and Germany, with 14.2 percent, were the m...

There's no need to go far to enjoy a fantastic Italian dinner at The Victor Cafe in Philadelphia.  This Philadelphia institution has been hosting opera performances for years. The company hired students to work as servers, and the shows are staged throughout the week. The Victor Cafe has been in the family for over 100 years. The first owner, John...