Italian American Heritage Month was proclaimed by the President of the United States and US Congress in 1989. The month is a celebration of the contributions and achievements of Italian immigrants and their descendant to American culture. Any good celebration needs food, so today we're ordering an 'Affogato.' Affogato is quite simple: a scoop of va...

Italian coffee company Lavazza Group has acquired Mars Inc.'s beverage division in an effort to expand its North American presence. Financial details weren't disclosed. Both companies are private. Mars Drinks makes the Flavia single-serve machine and the Klix vending machine. The division had 900 employees and total sales of $350 million last year....

Outside Caffé Sant’Eustachio students and cabbies, bankers and brokers, pundits and senators sip espresso and mock the news. Starbucks, the US coffee chain with nearly 27,000 locations worldwide, had opened its first Italian store in Milan. “Blasphemy,” pronounces an archivist from the Palazzo della Sapienza. He stirs his demitasse and flicks crema...

illycaffè, the global leader in high-quality, sustainably-grown coffee, announces it will host an exclusive week long residency of two highly acclaimed, Michelin Starred Italian chefs Antonia Klugmann and Alfio Ghezzi, who will bring their culinary talent to New York's Chefs Club Counter September 30 - October 5, 2018. Starting on September 30th, i...

Lavazza, one of Italy’s largest and best-known coffee manufacturers, celebrates its history and Italy's coffee culture at a new museum inaugurated this summer at the company’s headquarters in Turin. The itinerary goes through five galleries. Casa Lavazza is devoted to the history of the company, which was founded in 1895 by Luigi Lavazza. Visitors...

The year was 2000 and South Beach was still riding high on its status as a sizzling sandbox of celeb-saturated clubs, bars and restaurants. There was Level, Bar Room, and The Living Room and even the bar at the Marlin Hotel where the likes of Martha Stewart and Bono boozed it up to a reggae soundtrack. There was, and always will be The News Cafe, b...

Despite vowing never to open a restaurant, Marie Stitt, the daughter of James Beard Award-winning chef Frank Stitt, is opening a restaurant. But she won’t be running it. That job goes to her husband, Edward Crouse.  Crouse said Babas on Cannon will be an all-day cafe inspired by those the couple frequented in northern Italy while attending Slow Foo...

I came here prepared to hate Starbucks’ new Milan store. After all, anyone who has lived in Italy for any length of time quickly learns that this country’s coffee culture is every bit as important as its art and historical offerings. Just what’s so special about it is hard to define. Maybe it’s something as simple as the porcelain cups that are nev...

With more than 25,000 stores worldwide, it may seem like Starbucks has left no country unclaimed, yet Italy is uncharted territory for the coffee giant — until now, that is. Starbucks opened a Roastery location in Milan Thursday, marking its first foray into Italy. Roastery locations are far from the typical Starbucks store. Designed for a more ups...

If Italy's deep-rooted café culture and exquisite, inky espresso weren't enough reason to visit, here's one more: a museum dedicated to all things coffee has opened in Turin. The Lavazza Museum, opened this summer, is the latest venture from this veteran Italian company — founded in 1895 by a mustachioed grocer named Luigi, and  now the market lead...