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    Coffee Monday

    What Is a Moka Pot?

    by Rebecca Holland Before moving to Rome, I had never seen a Moka Pot, the aluminum coffee brewer present on every Italian stovetop. The iconic, eight-sided contraption was invented in 1933 by Luigi De Ponti…

    October 17, 2016
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    Coffee Monday

    Cuban Coffee

    by Rebecca Holland Though coffee production in Cuba has declined greatly since the 1950s, Cuban coffee is still well-known around the world, and drinking it is an important part of Cuban culture. The first…

    April 25, 2016
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    Coffee Monday Interviews

    Gary Kirby | Beanbag Coffee

    by Rebecca Holland Backpacking through Asia a few years ago, I became obsessed with Thai and Vietnamese coffee. Strong, sweetened with condensed milk, and in Vietnam each cup with it’s own little brewing contraption,…

    December 14, 2015
  • Coffee Monday Food Travel

    Reykjavik Roasters

    by Rebecca Holland Before arriving in Iceland, I was excited to read about its “famed coffee culture” and “vibrant coffee scene” in numerous blogs. Arriving though, my hopes for charming cafes and the scent of coffee…

    August 3, 2015
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    Sciascia Caffè | Rome, Italy

    by Rebecca Holland Clinking cups, the thwamp of the espresso tamp, and the deep, comforting smell of freshly ground coffee greet you as you step into Sciascia, one of Rome’s most classic caffès. The warm, varnished…

    March 31, 2014
  • Coffee Monday Food

    Mint Tea Monday

    Last week, I took a break from espresso and headed to Morocco, where I drank copious amounts of mint tea instead. Invigorating and sweet, I was hooked instantly.  Tea is a serious affair in…

    November 4, 2013
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    Tazza D’Oro — Granita di Caffe

    Earlier this year, when it was insufferably hot in Rome and the humidity made it impossible to walk into work without breaking a sweat, I was complaining to my colleague Livia about the lack…

    October 7, 2013
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    Coffee Monday

    New Obsession: Caffe con Crema

    by Rebecca Holland I’ve been living in Italy for seven months now, and thought I had a pretty good hang of the café culture. Cappucinos are for breakfast, slamming ten caffes a day is…

    September 16, 2013