Rome Flash: Espresso To Go!

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Photo by Pe_Tah

Could it be? After years of Italian influence on the American coffee scene, the tables have finally turned. The latest coffee craze in the country that practically invented the stuff: Eraclea espresso drinks, available in three sizes: €1.10 for a small, €1.90 for a large, and €1.50 for a takeaway.

It appears that Italians have woken up to the joys of caffeine to go. And of course, they’ve done it right.

Dark chocolate sprinkle, white chocolate cream, hazelnut cream, and marocchino (mini-cappuccino) are getting rave reviews around town. While these babies cost a bit more than your standard €.70 caffé al banco—that is, espresso quaffed while standing up at the bar—they provide a refreshing treat for less than €2.

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Annie Shapero was born and raised in the cosmopolitan oasis of Columbia, Missouri. A call to the big city brought her to Chicago, where she pursued a degree at DePaul University's theatre conservatory. Four years of "rigorous, professional" training and a minor in Italian language led her to her next destination: Rome, a city of natural born tragedians with a flair for comedy. There she put her dreams of Broadway stardom on hold and took up a wild series of careers (including "marketing strategist" for an edible Egyptian insecticide). Eventually, she found her niche: writing for "WHERE Magazine Rome." When not in Rome, Annie hops about the Mediterranean, indulging in the local gastronomic and dance traditions. Ole´!

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