Coffee in Italy is a religion … a way of life. They mainly drink espresso. In America in larger cities like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, etc., you can find good espresso. It is common here as well. In small American cities, it is not so common. Most forms of Italian coffee are available in America. The barista in Italy study for a long time. It is a serious job. About Travel lists “How to order coffee in an Italian Bar”. Here are some coffees in Italy:
- Caffè – Normal Italian coffee (espresso)
- Caffè Lungo – A larger cup of espresso. This is also known as Caffè Americano. It is weaker than normal Caffè.
- Caffè con Panna – Caffè with sweet cream.
- Caffè con Zucchero – Caffè with sugar.
- Caffè Macchiato – Caffè with a little steamed milk.
- Cappuccino – Cappuccino with steamed milk (a thick foam on top).
- Caffè Latte – Caffè with milk. A cappuccino without the foam.
There are many more forms at the link above. Most people order one of the above. Just step into any bar and say un Caffè per favore.
George & Jo Anne