Coffee culture in Friuli

In Friuli, the default coffee service is caffé macchiato, i.e., an espresso with a spot of steamed milk, like this coffee that I had at the Caffè San Marco in Cividale del Friuli, where I stopped this morning on the way to my final destination.

One of my first major translations was the “Bottega del Caffè” (“The Coffee House”) by 18th-century Italian comediographer Carlo Goldoni, set in Venice with the then nascent European coffee culture as backdrop (New York, Marsilio, 1998).

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