And you can have that caffe’ (which means coffee, specifically espresso) in a bar which may nor may not serve anything alcoholic. The coffee culture is so strong across Italy that they’ve managed to do with Starbucks what they never could against the barbarians, and that is keep them from invading their country. So when you travel around Italy, forget about your favorite frappuccino, latte, or venti and allow yourself to experience what the Italians are so addicted to – the simplicity of a deeply rich caffe’ (espresso) or a creamy cappuccino.
So then what happens when you get back home, hopelessly longing for that la dolce vita caffeine fix? You can do what I do. I get my caffe’ con crema (that foamy stuff you see on top which is the mark of a perfect espresso) using Sant’Eustachio coffee beans from Gustiamo in my Philips Saeco espresso machine.