A Boston restaurateur adds a mobile arm to his operation this weekend. Philip Frattaroli of Ducali Pizzeria & Bar and Cunard Tavern will unveil his new Caffe Pellicano Mobile Espresso Bar at a festival in the North End near another of his family’s restaurants, Filippo Ristorante. Caffe Pellicano tips its hat to the craft of Italian coffee in more w...

Like inked art on a barista’s forearm, high-end cafes are showing up everywhere. On both coasts and in the middle, over the past two decades Americans have embraced better brew, turning what was once a tiny niche into a mighty market. Nearly half the coffee consumed in the United States today comes from specialty beans ranked well above the commodi...

There's nothing like a sip of espresso to wake you up. With its distinctive, strong taste, it's a drink enjoyed by millions worldwide. But its invention at the turn of the 20th century wasn't an easy process. The drink was invented by Luigi Bezzerra, who discovered a way to speedily produce a single shot espresso in just seconds. While the principl...

To many, there is nothing more Italian than making a cup of coffee. We are a nation of coffee lovers and connoisseurs and the world knows it well: to we Italians, making coffee is not a gesture, it is a ritual, a moment of sheer pleasure and relax. When it comes to coffee, no one is as picky and demanding as we are, even if there are countries in t...

If you’re ever spent any time in Europe, you know the wonders of Nutella. Across the Atlantic, the creamy chocolate-hazelnut spread serves many of the same functions as peanut butter, enhancing toast and baked goods of all kinds.The product created by Italian confectioner Pietro Ferrero as a cheaper alternative to chocolate after World War II keeps...

In Italy you can order espresso in dozens of ways— corto or lungo, a short shot or with more water, with a splash of milk or foam, and dozens of riffs on corretto, espresso with a splash of spirits. In addition to the long list of standards, each of Italy’s twenty regions has several specialty coffee drinks little known in the States.   While worki...

Approximately 95% of Italians consider themselves regular coffee drinkers, with the average spend per person on coffee totalling €259.40 per year. That's according to the Coffee Monitor, published by Nomisma’s Social Monitoring Observatory in collaboration with Datalytics, which polled 1,000 consumers on their coffee-drinking habits. Among coffee d...

At the end of the meals and after the dessert (and not with it), Italians drink coffee, either a caffè espresso (or simply caffè), or a caffè corretto, which is an espresso with a shot of liquor. Italians don’t use half and half in their coffee. Some Italians take the digestivo (digestive liquor) or amaro to help their stomach deal with such a larg...

Chicagoans are the most adventurous coffee lovers in the country, according to Italian coffeemaker Lavazza's inaugural U.S. Coffee Consumption Survey. They are more likely to sip coffee cocktails, slather their half-smokes with espresso barbecue sauce, or slurp a caffeinated chowder than coffee drinkers in New York, L.A., Dallas, and Boston. "Coffe...

illy caffè, global leader in the high-quality coffee sector, introduces its newest illy Art Collection cups entitled "Coffee Drawings" by artist Max Petrone. Since 1992, some of the most prominent contemporary masters on the international art scene as well as emerging young talents have participated in the revered illy Art Collection, transforming...