of Espresso

Lost in a Cup of Espresso

‘Come lo gradisci il caffe’? Con o senza zucchero?’ (‘How would you like your coffee? With or without sugar?’)

This section will cover topics that concern Italy, the country in which I lived most my life and where all my father’s side of the family lives. A beautiful place, with caring people, healthy lifestyle, nice weather and loads of history and ancient traditions. Lets not forget about the food or my all time favourite coffee!

The quote posted earlier is one of the most common script you would hear if you were visiting an Italian, who would always (no matter what time of day) offer you a cup of coffee and once it’s ready the host would (obviously) ask you how you prefered it.

You could choose ‘Con zucchero!’ (with sugar) in which case the coffee will be sweet and (depending on the amount you put) you can hide if it is good or bad quality, well made or burnt.

Or the other option would be ‘Senza zucchero!’ (without sugar), it would be a more sour taste, nothing can be hidden if its good it will be amazing if its bad you will stay with a bad taste in your mouth for quite a while.

The choice ‘sugar or no sugar’ is a bit like the choice you’re making when talking about Italy. If you would prefer to read the sweet story then you are still on time to change website. If you want to read the true story (or at least what I deem as true, based on what I know!) then keep reading. I need to warn you; it may leave you with a sense of bitterness and anger, but only then you will really understand the average Italian’s way of thinking.

Cup of Espresso

This is the only section of the blog that will be mainly in Italian, as most people who would be interested in these topics would most likely be Italian speaking and unfortunately many have a very poor level of English as the teaching of foreign languages is one of the major failings of the Italian state education system.

Questa sezione parlerA’ di tematiche riguardanti l’Italia, in particolar modo i miei post si concentreranno sull’attuale situazione politica ma cercherò di farlo in modo un pò ironico e scorrevole. Questa sezione si potrebbe definire come un Italianissimo espresso, un poco bruciato, senza neanche lo zucchero per coprire il gusto che ti lascia con un saporaccio in bocca di cui non riesci a liberarti…

Questa sezione del blog sara’ l’unica disponibile quasi esclusivamente in lingua Italiana.


Clicca qui per accedere ai diversi link degli articoli di questa sezione.



2 thoughts on “of Espresso

    • Thanks, glad you like it! Yep I made this myself, the pictures in the header section are my own or chosen by me from the internet. The theme is ‘Twenty Eleven’. I’m in the fase of constructing a new one which will be centered around investment, study and travel opportunities in Sardinia. It’s still at a very early stage (started working on it yesterday) but this is the address: http://www.sardiniaiscalling.com

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