Authentic pizza, pasta, cups of espresso, leather bags, historical sites, religious relics, and scoops of gelato often make a tourist's itinerary when visiting Italy. But don't you forget about the most important thing that completes the entire country – the locals.   Facts about the locals and their culture are usually ignored and leav...

Espresso, Italy's gift to the universe, will soon be coming to space. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will have authentic Italian espresso to enjoy during their orbits around Earth later this year, thanks to the 119-year-old espresso company Lavazza and the aerospace engineering company Argotec.   The companies paired up t...

Even if the passion for kava is common to most countries in the world, with some (I am looking at you, Finland) even consuming more of it per capita than Italy itself, the relationship we Italians have with our favourite beverage is the stuff of legend: always ready to criticise a less-than-heavenly brew, we will judge your hosting capabilities on...

By Marcy Nicholson   Italy's Lavazza is joining the ranks of Starbucks and Gevalia in the highly competitive specialty coffee section on grocery store shelves as the nearly 120-year-old roaster makes another push into the U.S. and Canadian consumer markets.   The family run business, a brand little-known by North American consumers th...

Giovanni "Gianni" Giotta, founder of Caffe Trieste and one of North Beach's great personalities, died Saturday at 96. He was born in 1920 in Rovigno on the Istrian peninsula, a town that now belongs to Croatia. He came from a fishing family and began accompanying his father on the boats when he was just 6, graduating to merchant marine ships b...

Lavazza, the Italian coffee company founded in 1895, is selling or closing its Chicago coffee shops, according to people familiar with the matter.   The location in the Chicago French Market inside the Ogilvie Transportation Center closed last month, according to Marian Jarocki, a leasing agent at U.S. Equities Realty, which co-developed the...

Bialetti (http://www.bialetti.com), the leading Italian coffee maker and cookware company, announced today the launch of "Autentico" a series of web shorts featuring America's favorite Italian Chef, Fabio Viviani.   These documentary-style videos candidly discuss Italian traditions and debunk what Americans might perceive to be Italian in ov...

The next space station grocery run will carry caffeine to a whole new level: Aboard the SpaceX supply ship is an authentic espresso machine straight from Italy. SpaceX is scheduled to launch its unmanned rocket with the espresso maker — and 4,000 pounds of food, science research and other equipment — Monday afternoon.   The experimental...

  WTI Magazine #62    2015 June, 12Author : Elda Buonanno Foley      Translation by:   While walking along the street in the early morning, in any Italian corner you would smell the omnipresent scent of freshly made coffee! Our philosophy in regards to coffee has no equal: it is not simply a nice and tasty short drink. It represents the social g...

by Bianca Friundi   North Beach is San Francisco's central hub for all things Italian. Locals and tourists alike flock to the district in pursuit of the perfect pizza or the warmth of their favorite cup of cappuccino. If you take a left on Green Street, just off of Columbus, you will find Italian home cooking at its best! Caffè BaoNecci is...