Why do you want to go to Italia? For delicious food, for incredibly beautiful seas and mountains, for stunning history and culture, and extraordinary wines. Yes, these are all good reasons, but you are missing one very important component to Italian culture: coffee! IS NOT JUST A BLACK BEVERAGE For every single Italian, coffee is not only a hot dri...

In Italy, coffee is a religion with millions of worshipers. Yet, most of these devotees know nothing about the object of their devotion, despite being convinced they’re drinking the best coffee in the world. I was one of them before I visited M’ama Caffè, a small roastery (torrefazione in Italian) based in Vignola, a sleepy town in the countryside...

If you happen to be in Gramercy and find yourself craving ice cream or coffee, you could always dart into Danny Meyer’s Daily Provisions, or his Maialino, or head a couple blocks north to his Caffe Marchio. It would seem that the restaurateur was attempting to corner the market in caffeine and frozen dairy. But Meyer is about to get some very frien...

Gone are the days of trading taste for convenience when it comes to your morning brew. Clio Coffee, a subscription-based startup that ships top-grade coffee pods straight to your door, is now available to residents in North Texas. And, the team’s innovative brewing machine is said to outperform all its competitors. Crafted all the way in the hills...

If your java obsession extends beyond the occasional cup of joe, we’ve just discovered the caffeine-charged experience of your dreams. The espresso geniuses at Illy recently announced a week-long luxury trip to coffeeschool in Italy, complete with five-star accommodations, private jet transfer, Michelin-star fare and damn good coffee that would mak...

You’ll be able to find coffee, pastries and more at Italian coffee shop Illy Caffe when it opens in part of the former Binn's building on West Duke of Gloucester Street this fall. Illy, an Italian coffee roasting company, has more than 160 of its coffee bars in 34 countries, according to its website, but the Merchants Square location will be its fi...

The Italians pretty much invented the way the rest of the world confects, serves and imbibes coffee, from the lingo (cappuccino, latte, macchiato) to the steam-driven espresso machine (first pioneered by Angelo Moriondo in Turin in 1884), to the stylish brands (Illy and Lavazza). If coffee has a spiritual home, this is it. Foreign attempts to adapt...

With its rolling hills of vineyards, world-famous cuisine, millennia of history, and iconic landmarks, Italy is a country that many people strive to visit at least once in their lifetime. There’s a certain idea that most people have of the land that gave us pizza, the Ferrari, and the achievements of the likes of Da Vinci and Michelangelo. In some...

The relationship between caffé and the city of Naples can only be called love. La tazzulella di caffé is the way Neapolitans welcome the day, recharge throughout  it and show friends they enjoy their company. It is the occasion to socialize, share opinions and discuss about the latest news and gossip.   Not much different from what happens in the r...

illycaffè presents the new illy Art Collection designed by Olimpia Zagnoli, globally recognized Italian illustrator known for her colorful, minimalist and retro graphic art, an homage to futurism and the Beatles. The iconic illy cups, designed by Matteo Thun in 1991, continue to be a canvas for artists to share their creativity to the world.   In t...