Heading to the home of black coffee? Here’s how to order like a local.
Italians have coffee drinking down to an art. Locals don’t hang around the average coffee shop nursing a syrupy concoction for hours, or grab coffee in a can on their way to work. Rather, they stride into a bar, stand at
the counter and throw back “un caffè”. Seats were once taxed by law in Italy, hence the long-standing tradition of drinking coffee standing at a bar.
Ordering may look easy but, like all high culture, there are certain elements to master — especially in Italy.
The ordering may look easy but, like all high culture, there are certain elements to master. So, if you’re heading to the home of black coffee and want to avoid raising eyebrows, read our guide to ordering coffee in