In this episode, I talk about the Italian love affair with caffè, how it came into Italy and how it came to be the iconic drink, heavily associated with the bel paese, that it is today.
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The episode includes:
- The 18th century Venetian coffee house craze.
- The foundation of Venice’s Caffè Florian
- Carlo Goldoni’s play La bottega di caffè (1750)
- How coffee entered Italy through Venice
- How coffee spread from Italy to Europe
- How coffee became synonymous with Naples
- The invention of the cuccumella (caffettiera napoletana)
- The invention of Bialetti’s Moka.
- The invention of espresso coffee
- How coffee is consumed in Italy today
- The rules for making and drinking espresso and cappuccino
- How I drink coffee
My article about drinking espresso in a cup or glass.
Video of making coffee in a cuccumella.
How to make a perfect moka coffee