In true Italian style, Segafredo set to open a new, largest location at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens with a Grand Opening Celebration to be held on Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 6:30 – 10:00pm.   A ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Frank C. Ortis, the Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Italy-America Chamber of Comme...

Some argue that the Enlightenment took place in eighteenth-century Europe because, simply, that's when coffee houses first opened. What does that make the Enlightenment? Just one major caffeine buzz. It's true, Italians love their coffee and have so ever since the coffee bean first arrived at the ports in Venezia, brought from the Islamic world in...

By Sarah Berger   As tennis fans strolled around Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City last week, many saw a new, crisp white, green and blue pop-up cafe plopped in the center of the stadium grounds.   Lavazza, an Italian coffee company, was an official sponsor of the U.S. Open tennis tournament for the first time, hoping to attract a...

What would Italy be without "il caffé"?Coffee wasn't invented in Italy, but certainly Italy has created such a unique and powerful coffee culture that it would be easy to think otherwise.   Imagine waking up in an Italian house in the morning and not drinking an espresso or a cappuccino. It sounds like a horror/sci-fi movie where suddenly th...

Coffee is a key part of the Italian culture, but instead of simply spending your trip sipping cappuccini on terraces, why not get a taste for life on the other side of the bar? Florence's Espresso Academyoffers a range of courses including basic, intensive and café latte art, while the Terzi Coffee School in Emilia Romagna offers intimate workshops...

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....