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 history of coffee is one steeped in old legends and stories told around fires from Arabia to Venice
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