Coffee Vocab List –
Essential Italian Vocabulary
Italy has quite a unique coffee culture. A coffee usually means an espresso, and it is seen to be perfect after a big meal; the coffee wakes you up, but since it's espresso, you can drink it on a full stomach.
Coffee is also consumed during the day, but don't expect Starbucks or free Wi-Fi (there are currently no Starbucks coffee shops in Italy). Most coffees will be consumed on the spot, either at the counter or at a table, just as a break before heading back to work.
Please also bear in mind that Cappuccinos are considered breakfast drinks and ordering them after 10 am is considered somewhat odd, although this is starting to change in bigger cities.
In this vocab list, you will find some of the basic words and phrases you'll need to get your caffeine buzz on when traveling in Italy.
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