Cappuccino and Italy go hand in hand. There is no more iconic experience than standing at the bar quickly shooting down a caffè (that’s espresso to those who don’t live in Italy) while in looking your best. Coffee culture is Italian but did you know that Italy is a mosaic of coffee subculture, each with its own rules and rituals, and everyone believes his or her way is the best, of course. No one knows this better than Italy’s coffee expert and consultant Damian Burgess .
In this episode, Damian spills the coffee beans on what makes Italian coffee and its culture so beloved around the world. As co-founder of 3 Coffee Guys, Damian has a burning passion for educating coffee lovers worldwide on coffee that brought him from Australia all the way to Piemonte. Pour a cup of espresso, an americano, whatever you prefer and take a dip into the world of Italian coffee with me.
In This Episode
00:58 Meet Damian Burgess
03:22 Getting into Coffee in Italy
04:54 The Coffee Academy
08:41 Coffee Cultures in Italy
17:32 Different strokes for Different Folks
23:02 The Importance of the Grinder
26:54 Damian’s consultancy strategy
31:05 Uncommon Italian Coffee drinks
35:54 Third wave coffee in Italy
39:28 Three coffee guys
46.01 Damian’s coffee travels and videos
48.07 The arrival of Starbucks in Italy
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Guest: Damian Burgess