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Espresso Bar Italy: Nothing Better

Espresso bars are my favorite places to go in Italy. The baristas are typically young, fast talking guys that put Starbucks employees to shame. They make a caffè doppio in lightning speed and hand you your change before you’ve had a chance to take a sip.
a cup of coffee on a saucer
After being ripped off in Amalfi for a double espresso, I made it a point to ask how much it was before ordering. In Naples, the barista told me ‘nine’. Scared I was going to get taken again, I had him write it down. Turns out, it was 90 cents. This makes Starbucks‎ the real crooks for preparing second rate espresso.
two cups of coffee on a table a man drinking from a cup
In Catania, across from the Four Points was my favorite espresso place. It was right on the water and served great espresso and tasty treats.
a cup of coffee on a saucer with a spoon a white deck with chairs and a body of water
In Catania’s city center, I again stopped at an espresso bar for more caffeine and a beer. The simplicity of the scene made it serene.
a man working in a restaurant a cup of coffee on a counter
In Milan, I enjoyed an espresso in the atrium of the Park Hyatt. Though the setting was very nice, I longed for the espresso dive bar.
a glass dome with a light from it a cup of coffee on a plate

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