Top European Bartender Schools for Baristas and Coffee Diplomas

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The next generation of coffee makers and baristas are being shaped through these 5 schools of barista training across Europe. You may have guessed it though, Italy is the prime destination for hopeful baristra trainees as nobody takes coffee more serious than homeland of the Espresso. We’ve compiled a list based on on the Coffee […]

Newspapers, gossip and coffee-house culture

Article written by: Matthew White Taken from The British Library Available under the Creative Commons License Matthew White explains how the coffee-house came to occupy a central place in 17th and 18th-century English culture and commerce, offering an alternative to rowdy pubs and more formal places of business and politics. The drinking of coffee is […]

Historic Cafe #5: Café Du Monde

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Café du Monde captures everything fabulous about New Orleans in a single beignet. Culture, delicious food, history and flare are nestled in the Louisiana architecture- a mix of Spanish, French and British influences can be found in the landmark branch on Jackson Square. Located in the French Market, the café dates back to the Choctaw […]

Historical Cafe #7: Confeitaria Colombo

Get lost in the stained-glass ceiling of Confeitaria Colombo, Rio’s most historical coffee house. Founded in 1894 by Portuguese immigrants Joaquim Borges de Meireles and Manuel José Lebrão, the masterpiece is a resounding time capsule dating back to the city’s belle époque. This Brazilian take on European grand cafés is a symbol of a time […]

Historical Café #8: Café Tortoni

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In 1858, a French immigrant named Touan decided to open a café in Buenos Aires. Though little else is known about the origins of this Poteno café, the name comes from an old establishment that was found on Boulevard des Italians, known for hosting gatherings of the upper echelons off Parisian society. The ownership changed […]

Historical Café #9: Queen’s Lane

Queen’s Lane coffee house predates the naming of New York, the Great Plague and the Fire of London. Self-acclaimed to be the oldest café in Europe, it all started in 1654 when Cirques Jobson started selling the then-exotic drink on the streets of Oxford. This coffee house was founded just as coffee was creeping into […]

Historical Café #10: Caffè Florian

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In Venice, drinking an espresso is not just a simple part of your daily routine like driving to work or turning on your laptop. In Venice, coffee drinking is a ritual consecrated in time. Here the action of coffee drinking is a ceremony, and a coffee house is the holy sanctuary in which it takes […]