Facebook Pixel Code
Caroline Toscana



"First I have a coffee and then we can talk about it" typical Italian phrase in the morning and no matter how important the matter is! When someone says he needs a coffee, it's much more important, of course! Coffee is an important part of Italian culture. The coffee belongs to Italy, like the beer to Germany and the wine to France.

The love story between Italy and coffee began almost 500 years ago: it is thanks to the Venetian merchants and the botanist and physician Prospero Alpini that the coffee arrived in Italy around 1570.

The traders brought some sacks of coffee beans from their travels in the Orient; Alpinis De Medicina Egyptiorium of 1591 is the first European publication mentioning the coffee plant and its use. The Christian clerics, however, were convinced that the "Turkish drink" was a "bevanda del diavolo" - a devil's drink that would ruin Christians if they drunk it. Fortunately, according to the legend, Pope Clement VIII himself , cleared up this accusation: he tasted the coffee and found it delicious.

Over the next few centuries, Venice became a pioneer in the field of coffee shops, and although people first had to be convinced of the beneficial effects of the brown drink, in 1763 there were already 218 cafés in Venice. It was literally taken to heart and in the mid-18th century it was customary to give coffee and chocolate as an expression of love.

Coffee is called caffè in Italy … short and simple.

The Italians usually have a coffee at the counter and standing. Except on sunny days or Sundays , when they are not in a hurry … then they enjoy a coffee at the table!!Please note that there are two price lists for the drinks "al bar": a higher price if served "al tavolo" at the table and a cheaper price "al banco" at the counter !

There is a great variety of coffees in Italy! How do I order the coffee I want? In detail:

Types of coffee

or espresso: if you say "espresso" you will of course also get one, but the Italians just say "un caffè".

an espresso with some warm, frothed milk (served in a large cup).

Caffè Macchiato
espresso with warm frothy milk (in a small cup).

Decaffeinated coffee (espresso).

Caffè corretto
Espresso with a dash of liqueur like Grappa or Sambuca.

Caffè freddo
Ice cold coffee, a summer treat: an espresso with ice cubes and sugar. Or a "caffè shakerato" : the ingredients are mixed in a cocktail shaker until the drink is nice and frothy. Served in a flute or wine glass!

Filter coffee doesn't exist in Italy. But if you feel the "espresso" is too small, you may order a caffè americano (espresso with hot water) or a caffè lungo (espresso prepared with twice the volume of water).

During your Tuscan holiday, take your time , go to a typical bar and order "un Caffè per favore" with some cake … and enjoy "La Dolce Vita"! … and as the Italians say … after a good coffee, the day can only start from its best!

Most holiday homes and apartments have a traditional espresso maker as well as a filter coffee machine. In this way, our guests can also enjoy a good filter coffee at home , not only in the "bar"!

In Tuscany you will find a nice bar even in the smallest village, that's a must! Whether on the coast, e.g. at the Etruscan Coast: in Bolgheri, Donoratico, Castagneto Carducci, or San Vincenzo, there is always a good bar on the beach at the "bagno". https://www.carolines-toscana.com/toskana/exklusiv/villa-etrusca/description

In the cultural cities such as Pisa, Florence, Vinci, San Miniato, Siena, Volterra or San Gimignano, or our "pearls" of the Valdera in Peccioli, Lajatico, Chianni, Palaia, Lari or Terricciola ………… You can get a good "café" everywhere!

latest news

agriturismo agriturismo agriturismo mit pool Andrea Bocelli antica residenza authentic tuscan insider tips authentic tuscan insider tips autumn in tuscany B&B am meer baratti baratti Bibbona bike tours in tuscany bike tours in tuscany bio agriturismo bio-fruehstueck bio-landgut Blog Bolgheri Bolgheri Boutiquehotel Bruschetta cala violina cala violina cantuccini carolines toscana carolines toscana carolinestoscana casale marittimo casale marittimo castagneto carducci castagneto carducci castelfalfi castelfalfi central tuscany central tuscany certosa di calci certosa di calci certosa di pisa Chianti Chianti close to florence coffeetime Conceptual cooking classes cooking classes Costa degli Etruschi Costa degli Etruschi crostini toscani discovertuscany donoratico donoratico dorfwohnungen entspannen toskana urlaub essen in der Toskana etruscan coast etruscan coast etruskerkueste Etruskerküste etruskischen kuste experience in tuscany familienurlaub family holiday in tuscany family holiday in tuscany Fereinwohnung für Ostern in der Toskana ferienhaeuser mit privat pool ferienwohnung Ferienwohnung für Ostern in der Toskana finca Garfagnana golf golf grape harvest in tuscany grappa tasting grappaverkostung harvest in tuscany hiking in tuscany hiking in tuscany hiks holiday farm holiday homes holiday in a wine estate holiday in tuscany holiday in tuscany pet-friendly holiday in tuscany pet-friendly Holiday rentals in Tuscany holiday tuscany holiday with children holiday with children holidayintuscany holidayintuscany hundefreundliche feriendomizilie italian coffee italian coffee kaffee in der toskana kaffee liebhaber kinderurlaub kochkurse Lajatico Lajatico lajatico im herbst lari lari lucc Lucca Lucca Lucca summer festival lucca with your dog lucca with your dog marina di bibbona marina di bibbona marina di castagneto marina di castagneto mountainbike museo delle navi pisa museo di leonardo da vinci museo di storia naturale calci museo di storia naturale calci museo leonardiano da vinci museo piaggio museo piaggio pontedera museum in pisa museum to visit in tuscany Olive harvest in Tuscany olive oil tasting oliveharvest Olivenernte Olivenernte toskana Olivenöl Olivenölextravergine Olivenölverkostung olivoil organic organic organicolivoil organicolivoil Ostern Ostern in der Toskana Ostern in Florenz Osternmontag in Florenz Osternsonntag in der Toskana outdoor sport in der toskana outdoor sport in tuscany palazzo blu palazzo blu pisa panettone panzanella recipe pasta martelli pasta martelli personal tips Pisa Pisa populonia Privatpool quercianella quercianella rain tuscany reiten relaxing tuscan holiday relaxing tuscan holiday restaurant mit hund rezepte zu nachmachen rezepte zum nachmachen sagra in tuscany sagra toscana san miniato sommer in der Toskana sommer urlaub 2019 Sonneindertoskana stadtwohnung Steinpilze toskana strandurlaub summer holiday summer holiday summer in tuscany Teatro del silenzio the tuscan coast Tipps für Ostern in der Toskana tipps toskana mit kindern tipps toskana uralub tipps toskana urlaub tips for your holiday in tuscany tips for your holiday in tuscany Tiramisu Toskana toskana am meer toskana entdecken toskana fuer geniesser toskana im Herbst toskana im regen toskana im Sommer toskana mit hund toskana mit kindern toskana mitte der natur toskana natur toskana straende toskana uralub toskana urlaub toskana villa mit privatpool toskana wohnung am meer toskana wohnung mit pool Toskanaentdecken toskanaerleben Toskanaevents Toskanaferienhaus toskanageniessen Toskanaliebe Toskanareise Toskanaurlaub Toskanavillen toskanische Rezepte toskanische Sommerrezepte toskanische weine Toskanischetraditionen trüffel toskana truffelverkostung truffle hunting truffle sagra in tuscany truffle tasting tuscan accomodations dog friendly tuscan accomodations dog friendly tuscan beaches tuscan beaches tuscan charming apartment on a vineyard tuscan charming apartment on a vineyard tuscan food tuscan grappa tuscan hills tuscan holiday tuscan holiday tuscan holiday with dog tuscan holiday with dog tuscan lovely B&B tuscan museum tuscan recipes tuscan restaurant with dogs tuscan restaurant with dogs tuscan summer tuscan villa with private pool tuscan villa with private pool tuscan wine tuscan wine tuscan wines tuscan wines Tuscany Tuscany tuscany holiday tuscany holiday tuscany under the rain tuscany with kids tuscany with kids tuscanycoffee tuscanyexperience tuscanyfood tuscanylandscape tuscanylovers tuscanypeople typical tuscan food uralub am meer uralub mit hund uralub mit privatsphaere urlaub 2019 urlaub am meer mit hund versilia vicopisano vicopisano villa bolgheri villa bolgheri villa in Lucca villa in Lucca villa in toskana villa in toskana villa in vicopisano villa mit privatpool villa with pool in tuscan countryside vin santo visit tuscany in september visittuscany Volterra Volterra volterra im herbst wandern wandern in der toskana was ist Panzanella Salat? Weihnachten Weihnachtsmarkttoskana weingut in der toskana weinlese in der toskana weinverkostung what to do in tuscany wine tasting wineries in tuscany