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Roscioli Caffe Pasticceria: Coffee Shop in Rome

The newest Roscioli project, the Roscioli Caffe is located two doors down from the namesake restaurant.   The storefront is a so narrow that it is really easy to walk past. I speak from experience. However, the tiny coffee shop packs a serious punch in the center of Rome. The cafe quickly gained a reputation for […]

Specialty Coffee in Rome at Faro – Luminari del Caffè

I’ve been waiting a long time for a coffee bar like Faro to finally make its way to Rome. The bar declares itself to be the only independent speciality coffee bar in the city. Not beholden to any limiting agreements with certain roasters, Faro seeks out the best specialty coffee from all over the world. […]

Ditta Artigianale: Third Wave Coffee in Florence

ditta artigianale in Florence

Happy National Coffee day to my fellow Americans! I love me some coffee. Most days, slightly burnt and rather acidic Roman espresso will do just fine. Other times, I have to go to Florence for the day. Ditta Artigianale was everything I dreamed it would be. The second location, in Florence’s Oltrarno area, is a […]

Coffee in Rome from Sant’Eustachio

The plastic sheeting is back. After a summer of heat waves and travel, I really forgot what Rome is likely on a cool and very rainy day. In my corner of Testaccio, where a clothes dryer is an unthinkable and unnecessary luxury, that means plastic sheeting.  Clothes do not stop dirtying themselves simply because it […]

Coffee with a Colosseum View

I won’t bore you with how hot it was. I won’t bother trying to describe how oppressive the humidity feels when not a single wisp of a breeze can be found. I won’t even begin to recount the discomfort, the lack of mobility, or the will do anything but lie perfectly still with the shutters […]