31 Oct '13, 5am

Trip Report: Caffè Calce (Ravello, Italy): Despite much stronger competition over the past decade, Caffè ... #coffee

Trip Report: Caffè Calce (Ravello, Italy): Despite much stronger competition over the past decade, Caffè ... #coffee

Before our current series of trip reports again returns to Napoli, we’re taking a detour through the nearby Amalfi Coast. For better or worse, most tourists arrive in Napoli only on their way someplace else. So rather than argue with tradition, we set up base for a week in an apartment in Ravello , Italy — arguably one of our favorite towns in the world, perched high on a mountain plateau above the coast. Coastal residents of the region established Ravello in the 5th century — largely seeking shelter from the various barbarian invasions that followed the fall of the Roman empire. The most similar challenge San Francisco faces today is, perhaps, weekend brunch. Over the following centuries, the medieval town of Ravello has been something of a magnet for artists, writers, and musicians: from Richard Wagner to Gore Vidal to M. C. Escher to Edvard Grieg. There are even telltal...

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Trip Report: Caffè Duomo (Ravello, Italy): In May 2011, this café opened in a former post office cubbyhole. #coffee

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theshot.coffeeratings.com 08 Nov '13, 2am

For many years, this tiny doorway was once home to the Ravello post office in the heart of town. We know, because we tried...

Trip Report: Gran Caffè Neapolis (Napoli, Italy): Napoli's Gran Caffè Neapolis may be a newcomer in an ... #coffee

Trip Report: Gran Caffè Neapolis (Napoli, Italy...

theshot.coffeeratings.com 26 Oct '13, 6pm

Opening in November 2010, this café feels like it has been here for far longer. (Contrast with nearby Scaturchio , dal 190...

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cntraveller.com 01 Nov '13, 10am

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Trip Report: Caffè Mexico (Piazza Dante, Napoli, Italy): Welcome to a new series of coffeehouse profiles ... #coffee

Trip Report: Caffè Mexico (Piazza Dante, Napoli...

theshot.coffeeratings.com 22 Oct '13, 3am

Welcome to a new series of coffeehouse profiles from Napoli (Naples), Italy and its environs. Unlike previous regional ser...

Trip Report: Giovanni Scaturchio (Napoli, Italy): This bakery in the heart of Napoli has been a family ... #coffee

Trip Report: Giovanni Scaturchio (Napoli, Italy...

theshot.coffeeratings.com 24 Oct '13, 5pm

This bakery in the heart of Napoli has been a family operation since its founding by its namesake in 1905. They are mostly...

@sprudge I'm almost a bit surprised that not that much seems to have changed in three years: #CapeTown #coffee

@sprudge I'm almost a bit surprised that not th...

theshot.coffeeratings.com 06 Nov '13, 2am

Speaking of coffee, like Italy or Australia or New Zealand, the baseline quality standards in South Africa are clearly bet...