Recommended espresso in Italy

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Recommended espresso in Italy

Postby James Hoffmann on Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:20 pm

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?
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Postby Matt Milletto on Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:23 pm

James,

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.

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Postby James Hoffmann on Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:36 pm

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.
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Postby Matt Milletto on Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:34 pm

It's not Italy, but across the adriatic anyone who can should check out my friend Nik's coffee bar in Zagreb, Croatia. http://www.eliscaffe.com

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.

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Postby Matt Milletto on Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:16 am

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.

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Re: Recommended espresso in Italy

Postby Rodolfo.Ruffatti on Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:55 pm

Hey Matt,

what about Rome? Happen to know any good places?
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