I can think of few places I'd rather be on any given day than Italy. I love everything about it... the people, the food, the wine, the cities, the country, the history, the language, and of course, the coffee. The Italians are my peeps (coffee-speaking, that is).
The Italians take coffee seriously. Because coffee is so much a part of the Italian culture, not drinking coffee isn't even considered. It is not uncommon to greet someone in Italy with the phrase "Prendiamo un caffè?" (Have a coffee?) They also don't worship at The House of Starbucks. Do not go to Italy and order a half-caf, skinny, sugar-free, caramel latte. (And for that matter, an Italian worth his
If these tidbits have you concerned you may not be up to the task of ordering a coffee next time you're hanging out at a bar in Rome, be not dismayed! Kate Appleton's video, How to Order Coffee Like a Roman will settle your nerves (at least until the caffeine kicks in).
I wish I had seen this before my first Italian trip. It would have made those first few mornings a lot easier (but no less memorable).