The contribution of Italy to the coffee scene is undeniable.
Italians have influenced the planet with their tradition, passion....and their caffe corretto.
So what exactly is a Caffè corretto?
Espresso skewered with alcohol makes an accurate description. Literally it can be translated as ‘corrected coffee.’
The adoption of the Caffè corretto country- wide was quick, but different regions drink it differently. In the North, ‘correction’ is often done with grappa, aquavit or brandy early in the mornings right before work. As a staple for the lavoratori, you can imagine the strong bind that maitains the practice over time.
Around the central regions of Italy, caffè corretto is more of an after-meal treat. Traditionally, in these parts of Italy, a splash of Sambuca is addeed to your regular espresso.
Have you ever found yourself at a cafe and looked up to see several liquor bottles stacked behind the shelf? It's all about caffè corretto.
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