Italy for the coffee aficionados

Coffee tours across Italian heartland to explore
2023-11-05
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Italy for the coffee aficionados

Cozy, centuries-old cafés, nestled among rolling vineyards and picturesque hilltop towns line up the Italian cities

Against the charming Italian landscapes of rolling vineyards and picturesque hilltop towns, brews some of the most magical coffee tales and concoctions. Tourist Italy explores some insight.
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Italian coffee culture is like a passionate love affair with caffeine, says a press statement by the Tourist Italy. Amidst its charming cafés, the aroma of freshly ground beans envelop the streets as the barista’s hands dance with the espresso machine. Coffee just tastes better in Italy, says the board, adding some coffee journeys across the nation to experience.

Tuscan Coffee Culture 

While coffee is big in every corner of Italy, in Tuscany, there is a rustic charm and refined elegance attached to it, much like the region itself. The board says that cozy, centuries-old cafés, nestled among rolling vineyards and picturesque hilltop towns abound the city. Tuscans take their coffee rituals seriously, and the quality of the beans and the skill of the barista are paramount. It is not just a drink, it is a connection to the land, a symbol of tradition, and a taste of la dolce vita in every cup.

Flavours of Florence

Travellers can discover deeper into Italian coffee culture on the coffee experience tour from Florence, adds the board. They can visit the world famous Accademia del Caffè Espresso, housed within the La Marzocco machine factory located in the Tuscan hills, to explore the rich history and innovation behind this renowned company. Afterward, wander the charming streets of Fiesole, savour a traditional Tuscan lunch, and soak in panoramic views of Florence. Finally, discover the legacy of Caffè Magnelli, a five-generation coffee producer, with hands-on experience from bean to cup. This one of its kind tour promises an immersive, eye-opening coffee adventure that will transform visitors’’ appreciation for the beloved brew.

Italian coffee in Aosta Valley

The Aosta Valley is home to the caffè Alla Valdostana, renowned for its concoction of sugar, cinnamon, lemon peel, cloves and juniper with coffee. It is served in grollas, which are hand-passed wooden cups among friends. Italy hosts many regional recipes handed down from generations. One such coffee recipe in Aosta Valley is known by the name of valdostano coffee. This particular drink is composed of alcohol and coffee, to be shared among the diners as a traditional ritual.

Chocolate coffee of Turin

The city’s most well-known regional delicacy is the bicerin. A combination of coffee, chocolate and cream, it is served in a glass so that each layer can be seen clearly. It is customary in this area to mix the ingredients and inhale the fragrances before consuming.  Caffè Al Bicerin, Caffè Mulassano, Orso Laboratorio del Caffè and many such Turin cafés host a legacy of stories with its famous brews. Internationally famous, the high quality Lavazza brand started life in Turin and its headquarters are still in the city. In 1895, founder Luigi Lavazza bought a small shop in the city centre from which to start his coffee business and the rest is history.

Hazelnut coffee in Naples

Caffe alla Nocciola, roughly translates as ‘hazelnut coffee’ in English. With Italy being one of the few nations in the world where hazelnuts are produced commercially, it has become a major staple in the Naples and Campania regions and thus emerged the world-favourite hazelnut coffee. The hazelnut coffee, the first Neapolitan gourmet coffee was born as an alternative and original solution to the classic “tazzulella e’café”. Neapolitan gourmet coffees like hazelnut coffee, nutellotto coffee, kinder or rocher coffee envelop the streets of Naples with their rich aromatic concoctions, never failing to charm.

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