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Topic: Good Coffee in Italy? (13 msgs / 417 lines)
1) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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Well all, I am soon deploying and our first port will be Naples..
Anybody know where I can get really good coffee there? I am planning on
getting to Rome while we are there any recommendations? 
Dennis
 
AKA
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True
 
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2) From: Steve Hay
On 9/15/06, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)  wrote:
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I don't, but be sure to find a nice cozy restaurant and get some Limoncello
for dessert.  If you are lucky, you will find a place that makes their own.
-- 
Steven Hay
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Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural
numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural
number which requires more than 50 words to describe it."

3) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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What is Limoncello?
Dennis
 
I don't, but be sure to find a nice cozy restaurant and get some
Limoncello for dessert.  If you are lucky, you will find a place that
makes their own. 
-- 
Steven Hay
hay.steve -AT- gmail.com
Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of
natural numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is
a natural number which requires more than 50 words to describe it." 

4) From: Steve Hay
On 9/15/06, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)  wrote:
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An Italian dessert liquor made with lemon, typically served as in a chilled
shotglass.  Your serving experiences may vary.  I have a friend who went to
Naples--I visited Sigonella (Sicily)--and both of us absolutely loved the
cuisine available...  Hopefully you can find some folks who aren't
interested in just finding the nearest Italian McDonalds.
Back on topic, I wish I had known more about coffee when going to Italy, I
might have tried to take advantage of it like you are, and find some "true
Italian Espresso"...  Where I was, there was this little shack of a place on
the Navy base that served coffee drinks...  They were decent.. I remember
them tasting quite strong but not being espressoally good compared to some
of the stuff I've homeroasted.  But I wouldn't expect that place to be where
you find the best coffee on the island either.
Steve
-- 
Steven Hay
hay.steve -AT- gmail.com
Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural
numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural
number which requires more than 50 words to describe it."

5) From: Myron J
It is probably good to look for some special recommendations BUT...
Don't be chicken to try espresso in:
neighborhood stores selling food stuffs, etc.,
gas stations on the highway,
all sorts of small spots..
You would be surprised how good a shot can be pulled at a gas station..
The amount of good espresso i got in far away paces was amazing.
Are you going to get to Tuscany??
My worst espresso in Italy was at a restaurant...
Myron Joshua
Kibbutz Kfar Etzion
90912
Israel
+972-(0)2-9935 178

6) From: Leo Zick
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ive spent a lot of time in sigonella for work, man i love sicily. cuisine
like no where on italy!
 
there is also orangecello, hazelnut, mandarin, etc.  basically anything you
want to use.
its easy to make too, lemons, sugar, water, grain alchohol, and time..  
From: Steve Hay [mailto:hay.steve] 
Sent: Friday, September 15, 2006 6:49 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +Good Coffee in Italy?
On 9/15/06, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)  wrote: 
What is Limoncello?
Dennis
An Italian dessert liquor made with lemon, typically served as in a chilled
shotglass.  Your serving experiences may vary.  I have a friend who went to
Naples--I visited Sigonella (Sicily)--and both of us absolutely loved the
cuisine available...  Hopefully you can find some folks who aren't
interested in just finding the nearest Italian McDonalds. 
Back on topic, I wish I had known more about coffee when going to Italy, I
might have tried to take advantage of it like you are, and find some "true
Italian Espresso"...  Where I was, there was this little shack of a place on
the Navy base that served coffee drinks...  They were decent.. I remember
them tasting quite strong but not being espressoally good compared to some
of the stuff I've homeroasted.  But I wouldn't expect that place to be where
you find the best coffee on the island either. 
Steve
-- 
Steven Hay
hay.steve -AT- gmail.com
Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural
numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural
number which requires more than 50 words to describe it." 

7) From: Jeff Sheltren
Steve Hay wrote:
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Hmm....  Has Italy broken off from Europe? :)
-Jeff

8) From: Leo Zick
Downtown catania has great coffee, and if you are staying in sig, or near,
check out the tamoil gas station b/c nas I and nas II, theres a little
restaurant behind it, family owned place, called francos. The best food
EVER. Im serious.
Anyway, most gas stations, restaurants, and bars, have great coffee. Its
different from the rest of italy, darker, heavier, but not burnt tasting.

9) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
I have 4 days there I may get to Tuscany but I want to make sure I hit
Rome just to say I have been there. 
Beyond that I am wide open I will try anything once twice if I like it!
After Naples we are going to hit Cyprus for another four days after
Naples.
Dennis 
It is probably good to look for some special recommendations BUT...
Don't be chicken to try espresso in:
neighborhood stores selling food stuffs, etc.,
gas stations on the highway,
all sorts of small spots..
You would be surprised how good a shot can be pulled at a gas station..
The amount of good espresso i got in far away paces was amazing.
Are you going to get to Tuscany??
My worst espresso in Italy was at a restaurant...
Myron Joshua
Kibbutz Kfar Etzion
90912
Israel
+972-(0)2-9935 178

10) From: Michael Wascher
Worst espresso I had was in a restaurant too. It was a place in Rome written
up in a tour book & featured on a PBS travelogue of Rome. First day in
Italy, tired, it was nearby. Good food though not the best, bad coffee.
Outrageously expensive.
After that we looked for Tratrorias, family owned, fixed price, fixed menu.
Better food, the company isn't a bunch of tourists, and the meal was less
than the tip for our first meal in Rome. The best was in Tuscany, a large
place attached to a hotel. Decoration was many original paintings -- local
landscapes and nudes of our beautiful hostess.
Look for a bar, they are places to stop for a coffee, water, drink, or light
buffet meal. Usually two selections, hot food & cold food. You point, they
load your plate.
After dinner it's time for a walk. Stop for a coffee or gelati. Some of the
best ice cream ever.
Best advice -- explore & follow the local's lead. Italians, like most
Europeans, are very proud of their history, local custom, food ... so steer
clear of tourist mobs, be polite, show interest, ask questions, and you'll
have no problems.
--MikeW
On 9/15/06, Myron J  wrote:
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11) From: Susan Diehl McCarthy
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Dennis - I  lived at 235 Corso Garibaldi in Portici, just outside of Naples,
for three years and can tell you that (for me, anyway) the water there makes
for the best espresso in the country.   I can't recall having a bad espresso
or cappuccino in Napoli except in restaurants or bars where they were trying
to cater to Americans.  I wish I knew then what I know now about roasting
coffee!  Susan  
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[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of True, Dennis W.
FC1 (CVN69)
Sent: Friday, September 15, 2006 3:17 AM
To: homeroast
Subject: +Good Coffee in Italy?
 
Well all, I am soon deploying and our first port will be Naples.. Anybody
know where I can get really good coffee there? I am planning on getting to
Rome while we are there any recommendations? 
Dennis
 
AKA
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True
 
CS-5 DSPO
CS Dept CC
CS Dept TRANO
Duty Sec 1 CS E6 S/L
CS Dept Mentorship Coordinator
 
"Life Liberty and the pursuit of all who threaten it..."
 

12) From: Sandy Andina
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heck, get the Limoncello as an aperitif too. Love the stuff.
On Sep 15, 2006, at 5:19 AM, Steve Hay wrote:
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Sandy
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heck, get the Limoncello as an =
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On Sep 15, 2006, at 5:19 =
AM, Steve Hay wrote:
On = 9/15/06, True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69) = <TrueDW>= wrote:

Well all, I am soon deploying and our first port will be = Naples.. Anybody know where I can get really good coffee there? I am = planning on getting to Rome while we are there any recommendations? =

Dennis

I= don't, but be sure to find a nice cozy restaurant and get some = Limoncello for dessert.  If you are lucky, you will find a place that = makes their own. -- Steven Hay hay.steve -AT- gmail.com Barry Paradox: Consider k = to be the greatest element of the set of natural numbers whose = description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural number = which requires more than 50 words to describe = it." = --Apple-Mail-110--355290796--

13) From: Steve Hay
On 9/15/06, Jeff Sheltren  wrote:
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Sicily.
-- 
Steven Hay
hay.steve -AT- gmail.com
Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural
numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural
number which requires more than 50 words to describe it."


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