Thursday, August 25, 2011

PALERMO IS SECOND COFFEE CAPITAL OF ITALY

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Palermo, according to the Milan Chamber of Commerce and Istat [the Italian Statistics Office] is second only to Naples for the number of coffee manufacturers in the city:  Naples has 69 [6.2% of the national total] whilst Palermo has 47 and Sicily as a whole 70. 

In Modica we have the headquarters of Caffè Moak and on some mornings the delicious aroma of roasting coffee beans pervades the modern Sorda area where I live.  This, of course, sends me scuttling to the nearest bar for my wake-up fix of espresso.

One of the greatest compliments I've received here was when a friend's husband told me I make a good espresso - "per un essere inglese" ["for a British personage"].


10 comments:

James Higham said...

per un essere inglese

Does that not mean, WCL, "for someone who is English"? :)

rosaria said...

Does this mean that your tea time has been replaced by espresso?

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

"Inglese" is used indiscriminately for "English" and for "British", James. "Britannico" is seldom used for people.
It always was, Rosaria!

jams o donnell said...

I have never cared for espresso myself. I would not make a good Italian!

My favourite store in London is the Algerian Coffee Store in Soho

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I've always preferred it. I will look up that store now, jams.

Nerys said...

Never would've expected to see Palermo at second place! And I agree about the 'inglese' thing, for Italians it's used for both English and British, unfortunately. I'm trying to educate the Italians I know but it's a tough battle!

Oh, and the pair of Moka look like mine, a little Junior Express and a big Bialetti!

Winchester whisperer said...

I'm sure your espresso is better than his tea

the cuby poet said...

Mmmm.....I smell the coffee from here! well from our kitchen where Pete is making another pot.

the cuby poet said...

I sent a message to Wichester whisperer thanks for alerting me. I don't know how to help with the problem. Claire

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

A losing battle if it's anything like here, Nerys! But I'll never give up. I'm glad we've got similar caffettiere. I'll tell him that, WW. Hi, Claire. I'm not techie enough to resolve the problem either, I'm afraid.

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