What you need to do to ask for a cup of coffee in Trieste!

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/europe/why-trieste-is-the-ideal-destination-for-all-coffee-drinkers-a6783941.html

Il Piccolo carried this  article from the London Independent that once again highlights that while Trieste is now part of Italy, it is still a city deeply rooted in its own traditions.   Great that the journalist appreciated the Triestine coffee history but I think the journalist  missed out on the true Triestine coffee culture which has a language all of its own.

If you want to ask for  a coffee in Triestine, this is what you need to know:

  • Nero (black in English) : classical espresso coffee in a cup
  • Goccia (abbreviation of “gocciato”): a coffee with a “drop” of milk froth in the centre, a kind of “caffè macchiato”
  • Capo: espresso with a drop of hot frothy milk, served in a cup
  • Capo in b: espresso with a drop of hot frothy milk, served in a small multi-faceted glass – this is my preferred coffee!
  • Caffelatte: this is the classical “cappuccino”
  • Deca: decaffeinated

 

2 thoughts on “What you need to do to ask for a cup of coffee in Trieste!

  1. Pingback: Drinking Coffee with James Joyce in Trieste | Italophilia

  2. It’s amazing the amount of sophisticated knowledge you’ve got to have in this world, today, in order just to get a decent coffee!

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