Cruising Through (Coffee) Customs

By Mario Fraioli

“According to Italian custom, I am violating an Italian taboo: It’s afternoon and cappuccino is considered a breakfast beverage never, ever to be consumed after late morning.”

Now, I know better than to commit such a coffee crime, but this quick piece on the intricacies and oddities of Italian espresso culture will be appreciated by fellow bean snobs while making the rest of you (including my own wife) roll your eyes at me.

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