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​Cambi Café

Genova
La Genovese
Affectionately called “La Vedova” by locals.

​Murena Suite

Genova
illy
A single antique golden cherub (a traditional Genovese good luck charm) welcomes you as you enter and is clearly watching over the quality of the fine espresso.

Floris House

Turin
Filicori Zecchini
A perfume boutique and distinctive café in a cool concept store in the heart of Torino.

Café Trussardi

A sleek cocktail bar and a stylish store ajoin the coffee bar at Trussardi. The spirit of a Milanese café is maintained but dressed in the height of fashion.

Stratta

Turin
Caffè San Domenico
Stratta can be found on Piazza San Carlo, a large square not without great Cafes but this café is definitely worth a visit.

Gattullo

Milan
illy
Civilised Milan at its best.

Pavé

Milan
Caffè Rojto
A trendy and young space that would be equally at home in London or Berlin. 

Caffè San Carlo

Turin
Lavazza
Grand mirrors, ornate gold leaf patterns, red velvet and marble create a classic opulence. 

Caffè Bodoni

Turin
illy
In a quiet corner of a quiet square, away from the traffic  a clearly local clientele enjoys the Café Bodoni which is in every way a typical Italian café.
Roaster:

Laboratorio Torrefazione Giamaica Caffè

A secretive, exclusive Italian coffee roaster serving a gourmet clientele since 1947.

Caffè e Caffè

Como
Milani
Caffè e Caffè is surely not the most eye catching place in this piazza, but it does have the highest Gambero Rosso rating in Como.

Neuv Caval'd Brons

Turin
Caffè Malabar
On this corner of Piazza San Carlo is the upmarket Café Neuv Caval'd Brons.

Costadoro Lab Diamante

Turin
Caffè Costadoro
In a small square near La Rinascente surrounded by austere architecture is a building that is a light lattice of glass and steel. 

Marchesi

Milan
Caffè Bonomi
The beautiful window displays are like Milanese fashion boutiques. A very stylish and affluent crowd take a coffee after a day’s shopping or working at one of the nearby offices.

Caffè Martinez

Turin
illy
What looks like a total tourist trap on a busy shopping street turned out to be a very friendly café that proved to us that you cannot judge a café from how it looks or where it is.

Bar Torrefazione Damosso

Turin
Caffè Damosso
The brothers that run both café and roaster proudly told us of the freshness of their coffee, from green bean to cup in two days to ensure none of the aromas are lost.

​Caffè Letterario delle Erbe

Genova
Lavazza
Caffè Letterario delle Erbe seemed typically Genovese, inside it was dark and atmospheric with an eclectic charm

Caffetteria La Stampa Prima Pagina

Turin
Caffè Costadoro
Standing alone, attached to the offices of newspaper ‘La Stampa’ the office crowd comes in to meet and grab a coffee.

Pasticceria Viscontea

Milan
Il Caffè Ambrosiano
​The location of Bar Viscontea, away from many tourists, keeps it a favourite among the locals.

​Pane e Tulipani

Como
Caffè Costadoro
The name of this café, found on an elegant street corner in Como’s old center means literally „Bread and Tulips“.

Giacomo Arengario

Milan
Anhelo
Giacomo is a contemporary brand of Milan restaurateurs who also run a bistro, a pasticceria and a nearby café.
Arabica

Arabica

Caffè Costadoro
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Whole beans, 250g
4.3 GBP
A coffee blend with a strong spicy flavour, and undertones of cocoa, hazelnut, toasted bread and flowers.
Anhelo

Anhelo

Anhelo
:
Whole beans, 1kg
27.8 GBP
Balanced blend, precision roasted to deliver a characteristic neapolitan taste of the 1930's.
Miscela Centenario Bar

Miscela Centenario Bar

Caffè Bonomi
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Whole beans, 500g
10.7 GBP
A classic bar blend of the Bonomi house, made of a selection of high quality Arabicas with a touch of Robusta, a coffee of substantial body and strong flavor.
Gran Crema Delicato

Gran Crema Delicato

Filicori Zecchini
:
Whole beans, 500g
11.1 GBP
A coffee with medium strong body and fragrance, with delicate balance.
Miscela Paradiso

Miscela Paradiso

Caffè Putto
:
Whole beans, 500g
8.1 GBP
A blend based exclusively on Arabicas from Central America.
Qualità Oro

Qualità Oro

La Genovese
:
Whole beans, 1kg
18.2 GBP
The first blend of La Genovese that received a Gold Medal for best Italian espresso at the International Coffee Tasting competition.
Gran Aroma

Gran Aroma

Caffè Milani
:
Whole beans, 1kg
21.8 GBP
Award-winning blend, of sweet and delicate taste and velvety crema.
Miscela Due Puttini

Miscela Due Puttini

Caffè Putto
:
Whole beans, 500g
7.5 GBP
The bestseller of the Putto house.
Miscela Royal

Miscela Royal

Caffè Damosso
:
Whole beans, 250g
6.2 GBP
A blend of superior Arabica coffees, with intense flavors denoting ripe fruits and rum.
Miscela Kaweh

Miscela Kaweh

Caffè Damosso
:
Whole beans, 250g
5.7 GBP
A blend of superior Arabica coffees roasted following in the Italian espresso tradition.
Santos Montecarmelo

Santos Montecarmelo

Giamaica Caffè
:
Whole beans, 500g
17.0 GBP
A rare, natural Arabica from Montecarmelo (Brazil), of extremely high quality.
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Editorial:

Interview: Paolo Giribuola of La Marzocco

Sharing thoughts from 20 years of experience in the world of Italian bars.
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Getting the best from an Italian roast

We spent some time doing a little tasting session with Scott Colfer, coffee blogger and friend of Caffe del Bar to see how to get the very best out of an Italian roast.
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Mad about espresso

​Why even Italy’s modest cafés serve better espresso than anywhere else
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The Robusta bean - Part 2. Tasting.

We have tasted and compared Robusta and Arabica coffees, and this is what we found. This is not an exhaustive or professional cupping, but is a record of what we experienced with a range of great coffees made by equally good baristas.
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The Robusta bean - Part 1. Context.

Almost all premium coffees, from high street to gourmet third-wave, are made with Arabica beans. This is an almost expected mark of quality, but far from being distinctive, it has become expected. However, the Robusta bean, when considered and used properly can make a great single origin or coffee blend.
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Interview: Dott. Pierluigi Milani

We sat down with the man behind Caffè Milani of Como. Over 40 years in the coffee business and going strong.
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Espresso vs. The Capsule

We spent a morning with Alessandro Vettoretti from Caffe Milani and discussed many things, including the differences between espresso and coffee capsule products.
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Flavours, coffee seed maturity and trends

Until the seeds are ripe we shouldn’t dream of an appealing flavor, and we shouldn’t expect a rewarding tactile or taste sensation. 
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The making of Caffè del Bar

We’re not going to hide that we’re biased here. We love Italy and we love coffee. 
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Beans vs. Ground

What we have learned about using coffee beans vs. ground coffee from the cafes and roasters we have visited.
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Miscela Celestiale

Miscela Celestiale

Caffè Putto
8.5 GBP
The pinnacle of the Putto house.
Qualità Royal

Qualità Royal

La Genovese
19.2 GBP
The second blend from La Genovese that was presented with the Gold Medal for the best Italian espresso blend.
Miscela Kaweh

Miscela Kaweh

Caffè Damosso
5.7 GBP
A blend of superior Arabica coffees roasted following in the Italian espresso tradition.