Tag Archives: Espresso

The Art and Science of Beautiful Espresso

Espresso is an artisanal drink, intertwined with the maker, requiring skill, patience, and passion. This concept is at odds with modern society, which is why finding authentic Italian espresso is so hard these days. In... Read More »


Espresso in New York

Why is it so hard to find a good (Italian) Espresso in New York? Just a few years back, I wrote that I found it nearly impossible to find good espresso in New York. I'd now like to qualify that statement. Today I ask: Why is... Read More »


La Casa del Caffe

This charming caffe is located in the Bronx. That espresso is the reason you've walked into this stark little room with Neapolitan soccer paraphernalia on the walls and zany Italian game shows on the TV. Anna Agovino will never... Read More »


With a little lemon twist? Blame the French! (Again).

  You are probably familiar with the wonderful ritual of drinking espresso. Served in a small cup, Italians drink it while standing up, leaning on a high table or bar, and then start their day, energized. Alternatively,... Read More »


Why is good espresso so hard to find in New York City? I ask about New York, because if you can’t find a good espresso here, you probably won’t find one outside of Italy. (Have you ever ordered an espresso in France? Think... Read More »