Author Archives: EspressoGuy

Italy’s coffee culture could be overdue for a shake up

Happy 2019 everyone! I wanted to mention an article that’s been going around online from the Washington Post: Italy invented coffee culture. Now it’s a coffee time capsule. The gist of the article is that while Italy was pioneer in … Continue reading

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Cafelat Robot

Recently a Kickstarter project called the Cafelat Robot came to my attention. It’s a minimalist espresso machine that’s barely a machine at all, let alone a robot. In fact, the “robot” is you! As a user of this device you … Continue reading

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Conan drinks espresso in Naples

Recently American late night talk show host Conan O’Brien visited Italy with his Italophile associate producer Jordan Schlansky. Among many other clips posted online, in one video Conan and Jordan order espresso in a cafe in Naples. While the video’s … Continue reading

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Ordering espresso in Italy

Earlier this summer I was fortunate enough to visit Italy for the first time, spending about two weeks total in Venice, Florence, and Rome. Of the three cities Venice was wonderful but unfortunately quite lacking in the overall food and … Continue reading

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No, you can’t make espresso with a phone case

Recently a Kickstarter project from Italy made headlines, the Mokase, which claims to be able to make a shot of espresso using a case for several popular smartphone models. There’s only one small problem with this idea: it’s completely insane. … Continue reading

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