Now you’ve heard everything you wanted to know about coffee in Italy but were afraid to ask. And while drinking a cup of Joe, too! Two days of coffee workshop: a break from the books and a safari of the cafés in the center of Perugia.
Sitting in the comfortable room reserved for us at Caffè di Roma, students learned about the history and even biochemistry of coffee (all those flavor molecules!) and then had a short demonstration on how to use that scary coffee machine found in every Italian house, so
they could replicate the beloved cappuccino (and make it even better). The workshops were part of the Umbra Institute’s Food Studies Program, now in its inaugural semester.