In the Northeast in a marginal land, Trieste (Italian pronunciation, triˈɛste) rises on the border between Italy and Slovenia. It is considered one of the most elegant and refined as well as discreet cities in Italy. Its ancient history strengthened in 177 B.C., becoming part of the Roman Republic as a colony, then as field of multiple invasions and battles, from barbarians in the III century A.C. to the Habsburg Empire in 1382. Born as a seaport city, Trieste has a huge diversity of marks and cultural influences that makes it so famous in the World, both as industrial and cultural reality.
Particularly fascinating is the strong link between Trieste and the ritual of drinking a good espresso. And it is no coincidence this splendid city is known as the City of Cafés. Close your eyes and imagine being at the beginning of the 20th century, the wind is so cold and rushes so much to force you to find a refuge. On the corner of via Battisti is Caffè San Marco, a warm and very intellectual place, where to read a book, relax and chat about literature and political events with writers and academics, based on Central European inspirations. Obviously sipping slowly a fresh made coffee in a tiny finely decorated cup. On your side Svevo and Joice are quarrelling about their last literary works. Don’t worry you are just in an authentic Café. And nowadays the setting is not so different. Just minus Svevo and Joice, unfortunately.
Pay attention to how you ask for your coffee, it is a tricky question: not unusually, strangers have problems to get what they desire. For example a capo in b tanta is a typical cappuccino in large glass with lot of froth and a goccia is an espresso with a drop of milk.
If Trieste is not exactly close to you, an authentic Made in Italy Coffee Machine with genuine coffee could be the right option for your daily moment of relax. Don’t forget your much-loved book, with a suggestion: let Svevo’s works be your cup of… coffee.
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