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Coffee

Discover the coffee scene in Florence with our round-ups of best bars and spots for specialty coffee. Learn about Italian coffee culture, and the founders behind shops specializing in quality craft coffee in the city. Whether you’re looking for somewhere chill to sip your morning cappuccino, or on the hunt for something out of the ordinary, read here about café and its importance in the everyday lives of Florentines.

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Ditta Artigianale to open coffee shop in Toronto

Opening September 21, the Florentine café will offer coffee, pastries, signature cocktails, brunch and shareable plates seven days a week.

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Fluid Specialty Coffee & Sharing: the best way to start the day in the Sant’Ambrogio neighbourhood

Coffee fiends will go wild for Fluid Specialty Coffee & Sharing in borgo La Croce, the innovative coffee shop from Le Piantagioni del Caffè

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Cupping at Ditta Artigianale’s Scuola del Caffè coffee academy

We spent one Saturday morning “cupping” coffee at Ditta Artigianale's Scuola del Caffè in the piazza Sant’Ambrogio coffee shop.

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Accademia del Caffè Espresso La Marzocco

The Accademia del Caffè Espresso from La Marzocco aims to further our knowledge about coffee in the hills of Florence.

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Europe’s first centre of coffee excellence opens in Florence

La Scuola del Caffè, Europe’s first centre of excellence centred on coffee, has opened in Florence.     La Scuola del Caffè was inaugurated on October 1, on the occasion ...

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Where to drink quality craft coffee in Florence

One of the little rituals that has kept me going through the technicolour COVID rules of the last few weeks and months has been sourcing and making really good coffee ...

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Coffee and coloniality: what’s in a cup?

Coffee is the drink that most of all transports us to the word “home” and that every day since the dawn of time accompanies us in the warm awakening of ...

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Why Starbucks isn’t a bad thing for Italian coffee

Our readers love to loathe the Seattle giant. But is it such a threat?

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La Marzocco: coffee machines made in the Mugello

A turn around the La Marzocco coffee machine factory, tucked away on an unassuming industrial block due west of Borgo San Lorenzo, is like a tour of the Willy Wonka ...

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How to navigate an Italian coffee bar

If you are new to Italy, whether as a visitor, student or expat, you may be uncertain how to proceed in the initial confusion, and apparent anarchy, of the local coffee bar. In your home country, you may be used to finding—and staying quietly in—a neat

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Coffee culture

In 2012, Italians spent 35 percent of their entire food budget at cafés and restaurants, higher than the 32 percent average for the European Union.   Forget Facebook and Twitter: this face-to-face social network is alive and kicking, and somewhat twitchy, given its caffeine intake. But

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