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Italians drink too much coffee

Posted by Squiffy on November 15th, 2007

(Here’s an entry that we forgot to post in Italy!)

italians-drink-too-much-coffee.JPGIt’s impossible to get a ‘normal’ coffee in Italy. Ask for ‘coffee’ and you get espresso. Ask for ‘coffee with milk’ and you get an espresso with a dash of milk. Requesting a ‘latte’ gets you a glass of hot milk with no coffee. The closest we got to a mug sized coffee was buy ordering a cappuccino.

After a few weeks in Italy, I now have a theory on why the Italians are such apparently fiery people, arguing loudly in the street and driving like maniacs: They are all high on caffeine because they drink way too much coffee. And strong, black coffee at that. Don’t believe me? The photos explain all you need to know.


Comment from Colin
Time: November 28, 2007, 6:09 pm

A “caffe Americano” might have got you something a little closer to what you were looking for.

Comment from claire
Time: November 30, 2007, 6:04 pm

We did try that but usually got a strong espresso with a dash of milk!

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