An essential guide to Italian coffee culture
Ever drunk your espresso sitting down - or ordered a cappuccino in the afternoon? If you’ve done either of these in Italy, then you’re almost certainly not a native. For the lowdown on Italy’s coffee culture, The Local has compiled this essential guide…
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LATTE: Back home, you pride yourself on your excellent pronunciation of “latte” when you order a coffee with a drop of milk. Ask for a “latte” in Italy, however, and you’ll get a cup of nothing but milk– most likely cold. The closest thing to a latte here is a “latte macchiato” - which consists of hot milk with added coffee. As for asking for a “skinny latte” -well, you may as well just give up and go home.