Enjoyed with or without meals, few drinks are as integral to Italian cuisine as espresso-based drinks, which include (but are not limited to) cappuccino, macchiato, and others. In today’s blog, we’ll be taking a closer look at coffee drinks that are popular in Italy. To learn more information, keep reading below for more, or for an elegant meal of Italian-inspired cuisine, visit us at Strega North End, located in the historic North End neighborhood! See our menu here or make a reservation through our website.
Caffe (also known as Caffe Normale or Espresso)
Perhaps known better here in America as an espresso shot, it doesn’t get any more simple or essential than una tazza di caffe, served in most restaurants and bars throughout Italy. Whether enjoyed after a satisfying meal, or on its own, there are few pleasures as simple as caffe. For robust flavor or energy, or both, consider enjoying a serving of caffe when you visit Italy.
Unmistakably Italian, yet beloved by many across the world, a cappuccino is more intricate than a standard cup of caffe, incorporating both the flavors and textures of foam and steamed milk into one cohesive drink. Exclusively enjoyed in the morning-to-noon hours, Italians continue to love cappuccinos, especially along with their breakfasts. Arguably, no trip to Italy would be complete without enjoying a cappuccino somewhere along the way! Give this celebrated, traditional drink a try the next time you’re there.
In what could be described as a middle ground between a caffe and a cappuccino, macchiato is another popular coffee drink in Italy that is typically enjoyed in the morning. Though smaller in size, like a caffe, a macchiato blends the best of these two drinks into one enjoyable beverage.
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