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What expresso and cappucino should be

shallots Sep 26, 2007 08:30 AM

The Italians are getting serious about their national drink!


And I now need a cuppa.

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    italiana3 Sep 26, 2007 08:43 AM

    God I love those Italians!! On another note, I went into a cafe last week and I saw two items "Italian capuccino" and regular capuccino. It made me laugh. OF course I tried the Italian to see if it measured up to the real thing. OF course I was very disappointed!!!

    1. scubadoo97 Sep 26, 2007 09:31 AM

      There are very good espresso shops in the US but the majority like Starbucks and other chains are turning out crap laced with lots of milk, sugar and flavorings. I have been in too many espresso cafes where the person making the coffee, I just can't call them a barista, served a 6oz cup of strong coffee with no crema and thought that was a douple espresso. I remember asking if they could redo it correctly and why the lack of crema and they said "oh we can add cream to that for you" Not a clue! My espresso at home falls within the Italian discription of espresso. Same with lattes and capuccino.

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