26 Oct '13, 6pm

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): Napoli's Gran Caffè Neapolis may be a newcomer in an ... #coffee

Opening in November 2010, this café feels like it has been here for far longer. (Contrast with nearby Scaturchio , dal 1905 .) The interior space is a modern, stark white with spot lighting and lounge-like space surrounded by bottles of Champagne on the walls. Outside there’s ample seating under large parasols in the enjoyable Piazza San Domenico Maggiore. The name “Neapolis”, the original name for Napoli, means “New City” in Greek. Napoli’s civilization has Greek roots dating back to at least the 4th century B.C. Buried in the more modern building foundations just a couple blocks away beneath Piazza San Gaetano lies the (now explorable) 6,000-capacity Greek/Roman theater used by Emperor Nero to perform his operas — including a debut in 64 A.D. where Nero famously sang through an earthquake and thought it a good omen. So perhaps on the historical scale of the neighborhood,...

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

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

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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

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

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theshot.coffeeratings.com 31 Oct '13, 5am

Before our current series of trip reports again returns to Napoli, we’re taking a detour through the nearby Amalfi Coast. ...

Caffè Firenze: A New Extraction Technology From @lamarzocco & @illycaffe

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sprudge.com 25 Oct '13, 3pm

This year’s Out Of The Box event, put on by our friends and partners at La Marzocco, was full of exciting new products and...

This is the go-by i'm using right now for teaching myself how to pull espresso:

This is the go-by i'm using right now for teach...

wholelattelove.com 26 Oct '13, 1pm

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

Trip Report: Caffè Duomo (Ravello, Italy): In M...

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...