You’ll be able to find coffee, pastries and more at Italian coffee shop Illy Caffe when it opens in part of the former Binn's building on West Duke of Gloucester Street this fall. Illy, an Italian coffee roasting company, has more than 160 of its coffee bars in 34 countries, according to its website, but the Merchants Square location will be its fi...

The Italians pretty much invented the way the rest of the world confects, serves and imbibes coffee, from the lingo (cappuccino, latte, macchiato) to the steam-driven espresso machine (first pioneered by Angelo Moriondo in Turin in 1884), to the stylish brands (Illy and Lavazza). If coffee has a spiritual home, this is it. Foreign attempts to adapt...

With its rolling hills of vineyards, world-famous cuisine, millennia of history, and iconic landmarks, Italy is a country that many people strive to visit at least once in their lifetime. There’s a certain idea that most people have of the land that gave us pizza, the Ferrari, and the achievements of the likes of Da Vinci and Michelangelo. In some...

The relationship between caffé and the city of Naples can only be called love. La tazzulella di caffé is the way Neapolitans welcome the day, recharge throughout  it and show friends they enjoy their company. It is the occasion to socialize, share opinions and discuss about the latest news and gossip.   Not much different from what happens in the r...

illycaffè presents the new illy Art Collection designed by Olimpia Zagnoli, globally recognized Italian illustrator known for her colorful, minimalist and retro graphic art, an homage to futurism and the Beatles. The iconic illy cups, designed by Matteo Thun in 1991, continue to be a canvas for artists to share their creativity to the world.   In t...

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...