From art and in art: coffee is the star of the cultural scene, on canvas and on the counter.
A feature in lyrics since the 18th century, coffee has been sung about by everyone from crooners to rock groups, singer-songwriters and jazz singers. It’s a story ranging from Bach all the way to Zecchino d’Oro
Espresso, lungo, americano, corretto, ristretto: prepared in an array of different ways, coffee has become the star of the silver screen. From Westerns to thrillers, classic, comedies and Italian films.
From tiny stores to cultural organisations, cafés have always been an integral part of Italian history. Check out this map of the historic cafés still serving coffee to this day
The bond between literature and coffee has endured for hundreds of years. From love stories to novels, we’ve put together a small collection of books that mention espresso, bars, cafés and the so-called literary cafés
The smell of coffee was ever present in the literary cafés that hosted the composers of the great operas of history, some of which are returning to the spotlight with special events nurturing classical music and espresso culture