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Recommended espresso in Italy

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:20 pm
by James Hoffmann
A friend asked about the best places/cafes in Italy and I didn't really know so I thought I'd ask you guys?

Where is up to the hype?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:23 pm
by Matt Milletto

Do you have a specific city in mind? Last month Sauro Dall'aglio, a fellow barista trainer from La Spaziale Italy, spent a day at our school. We shared latte art, and signature drink ideas. I bet he would know of some good cafes.

I have a friend who owns a great cafe in Firenze ... I'll dig up the info tomorrow when at my office.

Some of my favorite "bars" are in Torino, Firenze, and Positano.

Harry's Bar is of course a must in Firenze.

- Matt

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:36 pm
by James Hoffmann
I met Sauro in Trieste a few months ago - he seemed cool.

As for my friend - he is willing to travel anywhere in Italy, he just wants the best.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:34 pm
by Matt Milletto
It's not Italy, but across the adriatic anyone who can should check out my friend Nik's coffee bar in Zagreb, Croatia.

Nik is the Croatia Barista Champion and will be competing in Tokyo!

I'll be in Italy and Croatia in September, so anyone else with recommendations please let me know.

- Matt

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:16 am
by Matt Milletto
I am assuming though your friend may be looking for some of the newer bars ... as well as traditional favorites.

Here are a few that are worth visiting:

Paszkowski - Firenze, it is right next to another great cafe called - Gilli, which was established in 1733.

Giacosa - Firenze, a meeting spot for intellectuals for over a century.

Bicerin - Torino, est. 1763, known for it's coffee, chocolate and cordials.

Platti - Torino, where you can spot Emilio Lavazza still coming in for his morning espresso.

Let me know if you or your friend need addresses on any of these.

I think experiencing the history of some of the first cafes in Italy is great for any barista.

- Matt

Re: Recommended espresso in Italy

PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:55 pm
by Rodolfo.Ruffatti
Hey Matt,

what about Rome? Happen to know any good places?