Italy’s Coffee Culture Runs Deep With Intrigue

Steeped in history, Italian coffees carry rules, rituals and rich flavor.

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Italy’s Coffee Culture Brims With Rituals And Mysterious Rules

Coffee — it’s something many can’t start the day without. In Italy, it is a cultural mainstay, and the country is perhaps the beverage’s spiritual home.

After all, Italy gave us the lingo — espresso, cappuccino, latte — and its coffee culture is filled with rituals and mysterious rules.

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