Besides many other beauties, Italy is also famous for its Espresso coffee. In spite of the simple appearance in the small mug (known as tazzina), making a good Espresso is not a simple thing. Several varieties are out there, combining different mixes and grindings. For this reason, the Italian Institute for the Italian Espresso has issued the “Espr...

A new Italian deli cafe in the heart of Downtown Detroit is set to open next month. La Pecora Nera, which translates to "The Black Sheep," is set to open its doors in mid-March.  "It's been a lifelong dream of mine," said co-owner Zach Kostegian. "To have my own place, and to be in the city. I love Detroit. It's home." The deli cafe is from the bra...

Giuseppe Bonaiuto has been following the heady aroma of roasted coffee all his life. Growing up in Naples, Italy, he fondly remembers walking home with friends from school and following the rich smell of roasting coffee wafting out of a cast iron pot atop a stove in his grandmother’s kitchen. Now 60, Bonaiuto has a huge roaster painted Ferrari-fire...

Compared to most normal college students my addiction to coffee is very mild. In fact I can barely stand to sip on the bitter, dark liquid so many obsess over unless it’s drowning in caramel, peppermint mocha or pumpkin spice 
flavoring. So you can imagine that upon my arrival in Italy I was skeptical to try a simple 
cappuccino. It’s just a shot o...

Ciao from Rome! Happy 2017!! This year will bring to us several big news, we are working very hard on them. Our book continues to be offered on Amazon with a discount, but soon we will publish a new one: "We the Italians in 2016". It will have both the English and the Italian version of the 24 interviews published in 2016, plus in the ebook there...

Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O), the world's biggest coffee chain, is in talks with an Italian partner to open branches in Italy, one of the few major markets where it has yet to make an entrance, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Corriere della Sera newspaper reported that the U.S. company was negotiating with Italian businessman An...

Italians have not invented coffee, yet the passion they have for it makes the rest of world believe they discovered it. Around the end of the sixteen century, it was Venice where coffee was first introduced. Thanks to its trade relationship with the Eastern countries.   Initially, coffee was considered a valuable beverage due to its high pri...

by Michal Addady   Starbucks SBUX -0.69% is adding a new summer drink to its menu. Starting on Thursday, locations in the U.S. and Canada will serve Affogato-style Frappuccinos. The new beverage is inspired by the Italian dessert, affogato—a scoop of ice cream drowned in a shot of espresso. This new Starbucks version will feature one of...

By Clint Rainey   Keep it coming. Photo: Jose Luis Stephens/Masterfile/CorbisGreat news: The benefits of coffee are so plentiful that a new study has linkeddrinking two extra cups per day to a 44 percent drop in the risk of developing cirrhosis, an awful liver disease brought on by too much booze.   Researchers at England's Southampto...

What: Lavazza, Italy's Favorite Coffee, celebrates National Coffee Day with a weekend of complimentary tastings. Guests are welcome to stop The Grove and enjoy samples of Lavazza's premium specialty coffee blends. Where: The Park at The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036 When: Friday, September 26, 2014 through Sunday, Se...