by Georgann Yara   As the owner of a Tempe-based espresso wholesale and distribution company, Patrick O'Malley regularly makes business trips to Italy, where he's surrounded by fellow java professionals in an educational workshop or seminar.   But in the birthplace of espresso, the Bisbee native is the one doing the teaching as the Eu...

Bringing authentic Italian caffé in Southern California wasn't a random nor easy task for Ambrogio Pasquini. He fought hard for it. And he finally made it to the States in 1946, after fighting in the Resistance against the Germans, after seeing Mussolini's body hung upside down, after being deported twice and after travelling illegally in a trunk....

Starbucks says it plans to enter probably its most intimidating market yet: Italy.The coffee chain said Sunday that the first Starbucks will open in Milan in early 2017, in partnership with Italian developer Percassi. It's a symbolic move for the 45-year-old company and its CEO, Howard Schultz. On a business trip in the 1980s, Schultz visited Mila...

By Francesca Bezzone   I am an odd Italian coffee lover: I started drinking it when I was in my twenties, spending my youngest years in worship of the more exotic world of teas. I still like tea, but coffee... coffee is a different story. And as I lived for decades outside of Italy, I developed a taste for non traditionally Italian kava: I l...

You can order espresso in dozens of ways: corto, a shot made with just a little water, or lungo, a shot made with more water. Ask for a splash of milk or foam and you get caffé macchiato, "marked" coffee and, of course, with lots of foam for classic cappuccino. There are many riffs on caffé corretto, espresso "corrected" with a splash of spirits....

La moka compie 80 anni e viene festeggiata a Omegna, la città sul lago d'Orta dov'è nata nel 1933 la caffettiera ottagonale ideata da Alfonso Bialetti, che si ispirò osservando le donne mentre lavavano i panni sulla riva del lago utilizzando la lisciva che, bollendo, saliva da un contenitore verso l'alto, dove c'erano i panni. Il figlio Renato nel...

Missione Usa per Illy. Il gruppo triestino dell’espresso si è lasciato la crisi alle spalle e scommette sulla ripresa dei consumi Oltreoceano e sull’ampliamento della sua rete internazionale di coffee shop.   «Nel 2014 siamo cresciuti oltre il 5% – spiega il presidente e amministratore delegato di Illycaffè, Andrea Illy – principalmente...

If you've ever had an espresso, there's a good chance your barista poured it from a La Marzocco machine. The 89-year-old manufacturer is a fixture in homes and restaurants everywhere, and was once the primary supplier for local giant Starbucks; thanks to that former relationship, Seattle became a home away from home for the Italian company, which h...

Italians believe that life's pleasures are a God-given right. By contrast, in the United States, hard work is nearly synonymous with the pursuit of happiness. Maybe because of the romanticized version of Italy portrayed in films like Under the Tuscan Sun, we Americans tend to imagine Italy as a land, of bountiful, untethered pleasure. Despite two...

In Italy, the most important decisions of the day revolve around what to wear and what to eat. So it seems inevitable that top fashion brands are venturing into the food business—specifically, the hybrid bakery-cafés where well-dressed Italians congregate over morning pastries, then lunch, aperitivi and savory snacks, all the way through to late-ni...