Naples’ pending coffee – ‘o cafè suspiso – is an old tradition that has seen a sort of revival during recent years. The pending coffee is a cup of coffee paid for in advance to the benefit of a stranger. When the client in the bar orders a suspended coffee, they are in fact paying for two cups of coffee: one for themselves, and the other one for a...

Did my use of “rules” and “Italian” in one sentence cause a second glance? Other than keeping that left lane on the Autostrada open for high-speed designer cars, or maybe dutifully respecting the ZTL signs (Zona Traffico Limitato) that come equipped with a stealthy camera, most rules in Italy are made to be bent if not broken. Mere suggestions, as...

I receive a lot of worried messages asking me if it is true that Italians NEVER drink cappuccino after 11 am, and what visitors can do if they really want that coffee fix later in the day. While there is no law in Italy that bans a cappuccino after 11 am, you really won’t find many Italians drinking this milk-heavy coffee after breakfast time. In I...

Coca-Cola HBC has agreed to acquire a 30% minority stake in Italian coffee company, Casa Del Caffè Vergnano, for an undisclosed sum. The agreement was made by Coca-Cola HBC’s wholly-owned subsidiary CC Beverages Holdings II and marks an important step in its strategy to become the ‘leading’ 24/7 beverage partner across its markets. As part of the d...

Fendi isn’t just serving up coffee at its new pop-up cafe: It’s also serving a bright jolt of energy. The Italian fashion house’s latest installation of Fendi Caffe recently opened across the street from its boutique in Miami’s Design District. The space will be in residence at OTL Restaurant through July 5. But its bold design will likely live on...

The U.S. Postal Service celebrates America’s love of coffee today with the issuance of four new stamps. Whether milky, dark as night, sweetened, flavored or highly concentrated, many coffee drinks have one thing in common — they begin with espresso. This booklet of 20 stamps features four unique designs illustrating popular espresso drinks — espres...

Is the espresso coffee ritual an Italian or a Neapolitan tradition? That is the question at the center of a debate that sees two different candidates fight for international recognition of their contributions to world coffee heritage. Here is the debated issue: Italy is seeking world heritage status for its coffee culture from Unesco; in particular...

Eataly Dallas, home to all things wheat and gluten, is opening a coffeeshop. Called Caffè Lavazza, it'll be an Italian-style, all-day café and bar, in partnership with Lavazza, an Italian coffee company. The cafe will serve breakfast, lunch, and "merenda" for dining-in or to-go. Merenda is an afternoon snack, so if you want a real meal for dinner,...

Want the inside scoop about Italian coffee traditions? Curious to learn the difference between Italy's variety of prosciutti crudi? Eataly is now on Clubhouse! Join our team as we sit down every Thursday for conversations with our producers, our team, and other experts about the stories behind our favorite food and drink. Check out the schedule and...

The arrival of Trucillo Italian coffee in the United States starts in the New York Greater Area. The Campania-based roasting company, which has been family-owned for three generations, could be defined as a boutique if it weren’t for its highly innovative and technological features which make it a flagship of the Salerno industrial area. Trucillo o...