IN MILAN COFFEE IS IN HURRY, IN NAPLES WITH THE THREE C, AND WHAT ABOUT DUBLIN?
This is Laura’s question, in comments on whether Dublin is the second most coffee-obsessed capital.
About Milan I would say that there are no doubts.
Everything is hectic, everything is running, everything is accelerated.
By the way, since we are on the subject, I would even like to point out the new dates for Milano Caffè: from the first to the third of October, hoping that this year the event will return to be a live party.
But Caffè in Milan is also one of the most significant expressions of the Italian Enlightenment. I refer to the newspaper founded by Pietro Verri which, as Treccani suggests, was printed in Brescia to escape Austrian censorship. Here you find the story.
Regarding the three C’s in Naples, I loved the way Laura told me about it, and I absolutely want to learn to absorb the “aroma” of this concept, which is also being together.
But since there is so much to say, I refer to a post dedicated to Al tavolo di Amalia just to share with you how nice it is to be in company, “at the table” of this blog which is a gold mine of information on Ischia and beyond.
I fell in love discovering traditions, real life stories, tales framed by the link with the sea and experiences of going back to origins.
So while I wait for the coffee at Amalia’s table to be ready as per the strict c c c rule, I try to answer Laura’s question: and what about Dublin?
A first answer can be found Tra Italia e Finlandia: where Luisella tells us about her experience with Dublin Pubs. I quote verbatim: pubs are known for being places where people go to drink ales, which makes them legendary, still you can find any beverage there: even coffee!
Going on with the research, since I told you about Trinity College, I got the crazy idea of asking Professor David Berman, starting from the base of his study on coffee habits illustrated in an interview on The Irish Times.
A beautiful exchange was born!
I will never stop thanking him properly.
Professor Berman first of all wanted me to talk to him about what coffee is for us in Italy.
So I would take this opportunity to ask you the same question in case you want to expose your personal idea.
And in the end we came to the conclusion that the Brew Smartly ranking has its foundation and reason to be, and reflects a change of habits especially in the last twenty years, compared to the classic beer or whiskey which represent a bit the immediate association of ideas when one thinks of Ireland.
It can therefore be concluded that it is not far from the truth to say that the Irish style has become more serious, more sober.
But the great thing is that from the considerations on the change, the question shifted to music!
No, I can’t explain how happy I am!
An example above all Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem
In the case of music, however, evolution does not lead to something like coffee.
On the contrary, it passes through the painful period known in history as The Troubles, or the civil war for the autonomy of the population of Northern Ireland divided between Catholics and Protestants.
Obviously my first thought goes to Dolores but there are many musical masterpieces that can be mentioned:
should I stop?
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