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Espresso in Italy!

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Ciao (Hello)!

On a recent visit to Italy, I quickly learned that the way we drink and order coffee in the United States is completely different than the Italians. First of all, Italians drink espresso drinks all through out the day. At least 7-8 drinks daily. The portion sizes are significantly smaller and you will not find a Quad Venti Latte option on the menu. No Grande Caramel Macchiato in the streets of Venice! Not a chance! However, what you will find is a rich and luxurious cup of espresso. Bursting with rich flavor and without six pumps of white mocha:) Another important and defining difference is that coffee is consumed while standing -something that hardly ever occurs in the States! Unless, the coffee is ordered “to-go” in a disposable cup for walking. Also, there are no “coffee houses” in Italy.  For the most part, one would order coffee from what is called “A Bar”

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I am happy to say that I had my first shot of espresso in Italy! Rich~Dark~Smooth is how I would describe it. It is served in a very small cup, on a saucer with a small spoon. Definitely worth the wait. I also had my share of Cafe con Panas, Cappuccinos, and Cafe Lattes. A true favorite was the Affogato with Amaretto Gelato! Yummo!!!

When you visit Italy, order your espresso like the natives and Enjoy!

Fino alla prossima volta (until next time),

Alicia

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Author: esspressotrips

A devoted wife and dedicated mother of three. I enjoy cooking, baking and perfecting my personally developed recipes. Professionally, I am a Master Level Healthcare Administrator who promotes quality healthcare services. My mission is to ensure proper treatment for the "under-served" in our community. I have a passion for coffee and the experience it brings. When traveling, I seek out coffee houses that are off the beaten path, eclectic in nature, unique and present a serious love for the beans! DISCLAIMER: This is a personal website/blog, produced in my own time and solely reflecting my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employers, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated. All content are written and edited by me.

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