How a New breed of American-style coffee shops are drawing in younger Italians. Italy is viewed by many as the world capital of coffee – wherever you turn you see a bar serving espresso, cappuccino or caffe macchiato as well as the traditional brioche.
In these places, if you asked for a latte you would be served a glass of milk. Ordering an espresso is also unnecessary; “un caffe” is all you need to say. Coffee and espresso are synonymous in Italy.
But in here the drink options are far more exotic, with americano, iced cinnamon lattes or caramel macchiatos all on offer.
It’s not just the drinks. The counter is piled high with a vast array of doughnuts, muffins, brownies and bagels.