Our Passion for Coffee

Italians have a passion for coffee and I am as passionate as my fellow Italians. 

Coffee ☕️ for us means first and foremost “Espresso.”

Espresso Italiano coffee must be prepared exclusively with professional bar machines and using a blend of coffee beans. Specifically,  the dose of ground coffee for an espresso cup between 7 and 9 grams.

The term “Espresso” refers to the coffee consumed quickly in bars and cafes, served in a highly concentrated cup, creamy, with an intense taste and aroma.

How Many …

But then even Espresso has many little, but important variations. There is Espresso, Ristretto, Macchiato, Corretto, Lungo, … and then the Cappuccino variations! 

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But the One …

But the coffee that is always in our hearts, the one that is always reminiscent of “Famiglia” and “mamma,” is the one homemade with the “Moka.” The one with it’s “gargle-like” sound and strong aroma gives us the good morning and sets us up for the day. 

Moka Bialetti

The Moka is a coffee maker (or coffee machine) created by Alfonso Bialetti in 1933 and subsequently produced in more than 105 million copies. It is a product of Italian industrial design famous all over the world, present in the permanent collection of the Triennale Design Museum in Milan and the MoMA in New York.

The project has undergone only slight changes in the shape over the years, remaining practically unchanged over time, with the typical octagonal aluminum shape which, patented, represents one of the distinctive and original elements of the product. Today the Moka is recognized worldwide as an icon of Made in Italy.

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Although there are many other coffee machines now that give a wonderful coffee, with a sleek design worth of the famous “Made in Italy,” Moka Bialetti remains the symbol of Italian homemade coffee.

That’s a coffee! 

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I lived the most part of my life in Washington DC, now in Italy getting to know again my country. Plenty of surprises, for good and bad, and lots of nostalgia for DC.

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