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.