Italian Espresso Experience
It has been years since I was in Italy. The only expectation that I had for the trip was that I would be drinking excellent espresso. I was not disappointed. My hotel room had a very fancy coffee machine, which I, unfortunately, did not get to use because I was so into trying the “real” coffees made by a human, not just a machine.
The espresso I had from real cafes was up to par with my expectations. I went a bit overboard with my espresso consumption there. I had 5 espresso during my second day in Milan, and I can tell you that it was not a very good idea to have the fifth after I had already had it. But oh, it was so tasty! Two espresso in the morning to wake up. Two more in a Latte Macchiato before lunch and then the final fifth after lunch. I can tell you that I really felt the caffeine jitters.
First espresso of the trip
Second espresso of the trip
Last espresso at the airport
There is something special about the Italian dark roast coffee and Italian water. It makes the coffee so smooth and round. I have had my best coffees in Italy, no other place ever quite matches with the quality and flavor.