Archive | August, 2016

Black and white barista photo between two hoppers of coffee beans, a Dark Italian Roast K-Cup graphic and the logo

Fall in love with three Italians in under four minutes

— After an entire month of Lavazza in Torino, Nespresso in capsules and Napoli and other Vimeo shorts, here’s a four-minute read about three Italian hidden gems at As is the case with most Italians, Dark Italian Roast from Eight O’Clock has a little extra sweetness, is a little less acidic and possibly even […]

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Bologna library wire protected old books

Italy’s Famous Five Missing Letters

unFamous Italian Fact Numero Uno From the view above, atop 900-year old Prendiparte Tower in Bologna (yep, the birthplace of Bolognese) you can see that Pisa does not have the only leaning tower in the country. Bologna’s two leaning towers, Asinelli and Garisenda, are two of at least nine others. If you’re keen on things that lean, here’s Slow […]

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Francesca Lavazza

Buongiorno Bermuda

We thought we’d start this edition of Brew News, our third week featuring Italy and our Italian selections, with one minute and one second of passion with Francesca Lavazza, great granddaughter of Luigi Lavazza, founder of the company that bears his name. [vimeo 120574714 w=960 h=540]   … The next four don’t: AND they are all available […]

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Post Impressionist painter Henri Martin's, "Cultivation of the Vines," an Italian landscape of Italian men cultivating rows of young grape vines

from The Georgics Book II, lines 328-345

Then are the trackless copses alive with the trilling of birds, And the beasts look for love, their hour come round again: Lovely the earth in labour, under a tremulous west wind The fields unbosom, a mild moisture is everywhere. Confident grows the grass, for the young sun will not harm it; The shoots of […]

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