Cappuccino. Photo by Sergey Zolkin, Unsplash

The Grand Wine Tour | Cheat sheet to Italian coffee culture

On October 1, it was the world’s second annual International Coffee Day.

I’ve written about coffee previously on my blog (The differences between American coffee & Italian caffè, and the fun Blogger Exchange), but those don’t get into the intricacies of ordering a caffè at the bar, or the etiquette and “rules” of paying for one. And when you come to Italy, a caffè should be the first thing you drink in the morning. In honor of International Coffee Day, here’s a post detailing all of the above and then some.

Cheat sheet to Italian coffee culture

Caffè: It’s not just a drink. It’s a way of life.

Philosophizing aside, a shot of intense Italian coffee, called un caffè, is a daily ritual for most Italians, often repeated throughout the day. It will become so for you, too, the moment you set foot in Italy.

Here’s a cheat sheet on Italian caffè: what is it, how to order one at the bar, bar etiquette, and what are all the different kinds?

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