. October 2023

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Bars In Rome, Italy Are An Experience

Bars in Rome, Italy are very different from what you have probably experienced in the US. An Italian bar is a good place to get a coffee, a snack, a breakfast pastry and yes even a cocktail. They aren’t a place to hangout for hours, watch the golf match and drink from wide range of beers on tap.

Bars in Rome, Italy - Empty Espresso

Coffee From Italy Can Be Enjoyed At Home

Having a delicious cup of coffee from Italy in the morning is an important part of my daily ritual and has been for years. We made this such a big part of our lives that we had started an eCommerce site that specialized in selling coffee from Italy. Don’t worry, this isn’t a sales pitch as we shuttered the site when we moved to Italy and this blog is all that remains.

Coffee From Italy - Espresso

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

The Most Popular Italian Coffee To Enjoy

I wrote about our history with amazing Italian coffee in an earlier post, and I hope you will take a few minutes to read that first for context. We have been passionate about Italian coffee for a long time and the reasons go beyond the taste, but they also include the Italian coffee cultural and its importance here in Italy. Since moving to Rome, it is even more obvious that coffee is an essential part of everyday life.

Most Popular Italian Coffee - Sanity

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Where Can You Find Some Amazing Italian Coffee?

There is an almost unlimited number of coffee roasters in Italy and they range from small artisan roasters to huge international companies, like Illy and Lavazza, that are known world-wide for their delicious coffee.

Italian Coffee Culture - Caffè del Doge
Caffè del Doge from Venice, Italy

Monday, October 2, 2023

The Origins Of The Alessi Ossidiana Stovetop Espresso Maker

Of all the beautiful Alessi stovetop espresso makers that you can find online (Ossidiana, Pulcina, La Cupola, Moka), I think my favorite is the Ossidiana.  There is something about the look of it that appeals to me, so I went to do some research for an Instagram post about it and its Sicilian designer, Mario Trimarchi.  

Italian Coffee Makers - Alessi Ossidiana Stovetop Espresso Maker

I found a video of il Sig. Trimarchi describing the design process.  My favorite quote was: "If you design something you can describe by phone, this is not interesting at all."

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