coffee in the bel paese
Although the coffee plant grows in an equatorial climate, and therefore not in Italy, the country has been able to enhance the potential of the beverage, by devising methods of preparation that exalt the aroma of the beans.
Coffee has become an integral part of the culture of the country, which imports about 8 million sacks a year. The consumption of coffee in Italy is mainly related to the use of the Moka pot coffee maker at home and the espresso machine in cafés, restaurants and workplaces.
As early as 1570, Venice was trading coffee, and the opening of the first coffee shop took place in 1683, in St. Mark's Square.