As I have mentioned previously in the Engl0121 Foreign Language (1) course, I have selected a course in Italian over Future Learn as part of its Programs. I shall be posting about my course progress and experience over The Learning Italian category.
Continuing the first week, we have been introduced to Italian Coffee and its Drinking Traditions. It’s different than other culture, as they are very specific about it.
For example, If you ask for uncaffè, you will be served an espresso coffee.
A caffèristretto is an espresso which is even more concentrated than usual.
An espresso with a tiny amount of milk is a macchiato, sometimes described as a macchiatocaldo (if the milk is hot) or a macchiatofreddo (if the milk is cold).
You might like to try a caffècorretto, a coffee with a drop of a spirit or liqueur such as grappa in it.
For Italians uncappuccino is a morning drink only, never taken after a meal.
If you want a long coffee, you should ask for uncaffèamericano.
Another milky but not so frothy coffee is uncaffelatte, which is sometimes served in hotels at breakfast.
As for my Engl0121 Foreign Language (1), I have selected a course in Italian over Future Learn as part of its Programs. I shall be posting about my course progress and experience over The Learning Italian category
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