We are looking to visit Rome and want to add a Starbucks coffee cup from Rome to our collection. Can someone share if and where there is a Starbucks in Rome.
gosh...i hope not.....
Please understand that quality Italian coffee, standing at a bar for breakfast, with a pastry snack, has little connection with American coffee. The finest beans, the smallest amount of water at correct temperature for the shortest time, in a cup swiftly, no long stewing with long run of water to raise tannin and caffeine levels.
Pay, eat, drink in 90 seconds, under 2 euros with the snack, walk on and find another interesting looking bar.
Caffe - [CAFF- FEH]
Coffee drinking should have a separate main heading. It is so important! It is also a major cause of stress trying to order one.
In our country ordering a coffee uses at least 3 sentences! We will save a lot of time on our first visit to a Roman coffee shop if someone can explain the "go", ( protocols or etiquette) buying a coffee in Italy please.
we went to a coffee bar in Alaska and asked for a "flat white". The server burst into tears, "Are you Australian?" We calmed her down but it seemed the reactions she had from antipodean customers made her anxious.
We don't want to put our foot in it in Italy.
No Starbucks, thank God.
--'un cafe' will get you an espresso
--cappucino will get you a cappucino
--cafe americano will get you something that resembles American black coffee
--leave the four hundred different ways to order coffee from Starbucks or Peets and curb your desire for fake milk, asparagus feathers and kale latte art.
--many places do not have "coffee to go"....drink standing at the bar, quickly and you will be more than fortified for the next few hours.
--most Italians do not order cappucino after twelve noon.
--Italians love to have a cafe after dinner (espresso)...and sometimes with a little aperitif as well.