Italian Coffee and Espresso
For many people, one of the memorable differences between Italy and home is the rich, dark, coffee. Italian Coffee is known for being aromatic and full bodied and makes a wonderful treat to remember your trip with or a wonderful (and easy to transport) gift to bring home for a friend. What's more, you may be able to discover a favorite brand while you're in Italy and order it online as a special treat when you return home.
A few popular brands to watch for: Tazza D'Oro, Illy, Caffee del Doge.
Here's some terminology that may help when ordering a cup of coffee on your trip:
Espresso: A small, but rich and thick, amount of coffee served in a demitasse cup
Doppio: Double size Espresso, served in a demitasse cup
Ristretto: More concentrated espresso - the same amount of coffee as a traditional espresso, but less water
Macciaatto: Espresso with a small amount of steamed milk (typically not ordered after morning)
Corretto: Espresso with alcohol (typically Cognac)
Café Freddo: Chilled espresso, a nice treat in summer
Americano: A larger cup filled with thinner, more watery coffee (American Style)
Questions and Answers
Do they serve Decaf coffe and if so - how is it ordered?
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