It sounds so basic, but a lot of people don’t realize that coffee and espresso are not the same!
In Italy there is a lot more coffee than just espresso and cappuccino. Actually, the variety that you can find when you enter a café is so huge that you risk to order a coffee that you don’t expect.
In Italy coffee culture is deep-rooted, and is full of incredible stories: one is that of the “Caffè Sospeso” (literally, “Suspended Coffee”).
Now, using traditional Mexican Hot Chocolate and a double-shot of Espresso ROMA, you can make your own Mexican Mocha! It’s sure to liven up any get-together and imbue it with the exciting flavors of Mexico.
Moretta is a delicious combination of liquor and coffee, one of the most unique and underrated drinks in the whole of European tradition. This coffee-based cocktail comes straight from the very center of the Italian peninsula in the ports of Fano, where it was originally made by Italian sailors to warm themselves and to stay alert while working.
As any true coffee lover knows, coffee is an art in itself. Many fledgling baristas discover that, in the beginning, it’s hard enough for them to get their lattes and cappuccinos just right. However, for those seasoned maestros who have been at it for a while, it becomes second nature. So much so, in fact, that they start to get wildly creative with their latte art. Here are a few of our favorite photos of outstanding latte art.
Start Your Day the Sweet Way with Coffee Cake Muffins Made with our own ORCA Coffee espresso selection!
Coffee cake is a perfect compliment to a hot cup of Joe* in the morning. But our busy schedules don’t often allow us the luxury of sitting down to savour a slice of cake with our coffee in the morning. That’s why Coffee Cake Muffins were invented!
Ever wondered where the name 'cappuccino' comes from? The story behind one of the most iconic Italian coffee drinks
How did the name “cappuccino” come about? To most people, this word refers to the frothy beverage, but actually its origin isn’t related to food at all.
Did you know "ponce", the typical Italian recipe made with espresso? Here's my version taking inspiration from the original one of Livorno, on the Tuscany's coast.
Much of the history of coffee as we know it is embedded within the culture of Italy. Luckily for us, this history can be experienced firsthand in some of Italy’s historic cafes, many of which are in the city of Florence, such as Caffe Gilli and Caffe Paszkowski.
A rich espresso after a large home-made meal is an Italian-American tradition dating back to the Old Country.
Drinking your coffee is a sensorial trip. You smell its toasted aroma, you warm your hands on the coffee cup on a cold winter day, you feel the cup on your lips, and then you taste its unique flavor. But if it’s in a glass you can also admire its delicious color, the wonderful look of your dark potion with its hazel color cream.
Now, I don’t usually give my recipes away, but then I thought something as good as this just has to be shared so I gave in, so I present to you coffee lovers out there: “The Perfect ORCA Tiramisù – With Love”
Pay less for your espresso with the new promo feature just launched by ORCA Coffee for its club members!
There’s a brand new feature that ORCA Coffee has thought for you: the more pods you buy, the less you pay! From now on, on orca.coffee, you can see the total cost of your order decreasing as you increase the quantity of your pods.
Italy is the land of body language, where hand gesturing plays an absolutely fascinating and fundamental role in communication. In the words of Desmond Morris, one of the most famous pioneers in the study of human behaviour and body language: “When Italians argue with one another their hands are as eloquent as those of orchestra conductors”.