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Summer Food Studies: Introduction to Italian Coffee Culture


What is the difference between a caffè macchiato and a latte macchiato, and why do you get funny looks from the waiter when you order a moka at an Italian bar? The Umbra Summer Food Studies students discovered the answers to these questions during the Coffee Workshop, led by Zachary Nowak. Coffee is a big part of Italian culture, and a basic knowledge of the coffee etiquette helps you blend in easily. 

After learning about the history and the different types of Italy’s favorite beverage, the students were offered the chance to expand their palates.  At the end of the workshop, they witnessed a demonstration on how to make a cappuccino. 


Bye bye American drip, hello delicious homemade cappuccino! 

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