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February 9, 2021

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 at home. Sure, nothing will replace the charm of sitting in a Florentine caffè and watching the world go by over a perfectly frothed cappuccino, […]

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 the morning, with its rich aroma that we find on the breakfast table of every family from an early age. Its presence, almost a default, […]
November 29, 2018

Why Starbucks isn’t a bad thing for Italian coffee

Our readers love to loathe the Seattle giant. But is it such a threat?
July 4, 2018

Sunrise and smelling the coffee

Whether you’re spellbound by the streets before sunrise or realization dawns that Florence is not always as beautiful as it seems, the city is always a talking point.   SUNRISE Illustrations by Leo Cardini 5am is an ungodly hour: not even God has woken up yet. And not trusting myself to do the same, I […]
July 16, 2015

Florentine entrepreneur launches bespoke coffee business

When it comes to coffee, most people simply go with what’s available, perhaps compromising at the three-way intersection of the convenience and the atmosphere of the nearest café and the taste of its product, or making a rather random choice at the grocery store based on whatever coffeemaker they happen to have or the effectiveness […]
April 2, 2015

Coffee for a poem

What do you use to pay for your coffee every morning? Many may use coins, but Chalet Fontana along tree-lined viale Galileo Galilei is switching it up.   Every Sunday in April, Chalet Fontana is allowing customers to order their coffee in exchange for a poem. These verses will
February 5, 2015

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

Coffee with Louise Holm Ferragamo

On a crisp day, The Florentine had the pleasure of chatting with Louise Holm Ferragamo in the discreet ambience of Caffè dell’Oro along lungarno degli Acciaiuoli. As the winter rays streamed in through the windows, Louise explained what brought her to Florence, her fervent support of Meyer
May 8, 2014

More than shared coffee breaks

Not that long ago, the only facilities in Florence for travelling business professionals or those without permanent office spaces were those offered by Marconi World Office, Centro Servizi Firenze Nord and Executive Service, all of which still provide offices and support services but with prices and facilities aimed at top
January 16, 2014

Ground coffee

An early Christian basilica was unearthed during the excavation for the new Lavazza headquarters in Turin.   A necropolis dating to the third century CE is among the oldest finds; in the fourth century, small mausoleums dedicated to early Christian figures were built in the same area of the city.