Smooth. Bold. Strong. Authentic. Italian. Words typically reserved to describe a delicious and gratifying cup of espresso coffee. However, the same words can also depict the man behind his coffee and espresso machines, Massimo Bresin, founder of Roma Espresso located in Kearny Mesa. Migrating in the late 1970's from Rome, Italy, Massimo's intentio...

by Mike Riccetti Coffee brewed as espresso – quickly in small amounts under pressure – is possibly the most distinctively Italian of beverages. In Italy espresso is consumed hastily, a very small cup at a time, in the morning and afternoons at small coffee shops called bars. It is the most common post-meal drink, too.   It has long been a s...

When I lived in Rome, "taking a coffee" (or, prendere un caffè) gave me heart palpitations. I never mastered the speed, system, or standing-up-ness of their counter culture.   I desperately craved a grande skim latté. No — I desperately craved a grande skim latté TO GO, which is absolutely impossible, as anyone who's ever visited Italy knows...

I was born in Rome, Italy but now live in San Francisco, CA where there is a big focus and excitement surrounding coffee; not just American coffee but Italian Espresso, Cappuccino and everything in between — unfortunately the espresso coffee is mostly terrible. Coffee shops/bars spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in interior design, purchase f...

Disposable coffee cups are not as big a problem in Italy, where people get their caffeine fix from a quick espresso served at the bar in a ceramic cup. Here's why we should adopt the same habit in North America.   While traveling in Sardinia, Italy, my husband and I stopped at a small roadside bar for an early morning coffee. The barista pul...

Bialetti (www.bialetti.com), the leading Italian cookware and coffee maker company, announced today that it has expanded its U.S. online presence with the launch of its own Bialetti USA e-commerce website. Shoppers visiting the new Bialetti site can purchase the company's complete line of cookware and coffee products, as well as authentic spare par...

Coffee to Italy is what wine is to France or what a good cup of tea is to England. It's a drink that's taken seriously and you'll find it almost anywhere in Italy, whether in a busy café or in your sweet and delicious tiramisu. Basically, the Italians know coffee and they know it well. It is no wonder that Starbucks isn't operating in the country....

The Italians have certain things sussed when it comes to well-being. From coffee culture to shopping at markets, we've picked up habits that have enhanced our lives here. Whether you live in Italy or not, here's a list of ways you too could adopt an Italian lifestyle.   Go to the market more – Most small towns in Italy have a market at least...

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., (GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR), a leader in specialty coffee and beverages with its innovative Keurig® brewing technology, and Luigi Lavazza SpA, the symbol of Italian coffee around the world, announced today that they have reached a multi-year agreement to bring the authenticity of Italy's favorite coffee, Lavazza®, to...

Get a taste of Italy in your own home and see why Lavazza coffee is appropriately branded as 'Italy's Favorite Coffee'. Coffee connoisseurs may have heard about the famed Lavazza coffee and despaired of ever getting to try it. Daily Cuppa Coffee now ships it to homes throughout the US.   Daily Cuppa Coffee seeks to preserve Lavazza's excelle...