I am not much of a coffee drinker, but when I drink coffee, I want the Italian kind. One of my favorite moments of my holiday is when I arrive in Italy and I can order an espresso
. A real espresso, an Italian espresso. It is the only kind of coffee I drink, since I really do not like the froathy milk in cappuchinos.
There are of course other kinds of coffee possibe, there is for example the 'caffè corètto'
, the coffee that is corrected with a splash of Grappa.
In Napels they even have a better kind of coffee, the so called caffè sospeso
, or the waiting coffee
. You order a coffee for yourself, and you pay for two cups. That other cup can be drunk later in the day by somebody who does not have the money to buy a cup of coffee themselves.
We do not have that tradition here in the Netherlands, and unfortunately we do not have such amazing espressos as they have in Italy. I sometimes wonder if I should buy an espressomachine for myself, but I realize these are far too expensive (altough very beautiful).
So, I have the poor man's version of the Italian coffee.
I have the stove top espresso pot
, or the moca pot
as some may call it. You can see one in every Italian movie where they make coffee for themselves at home. I love my little Italian coffee-pot.
|My moca pot, or as I call it, my Italian coffee-pot. |
|The bottom half is filled with water and the middle thingy is filled with coffee. |
|It takes some time for the coffee to be ready|
|But is is definately well worth it. |
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