Trieste and coffee

Trieste is “the city of coffee” by excellence and the people from Trieste have a special bond to coffee. Consider they have created a peculiar terminology to order coffee, which sounds like a conundrum to any visitor: what can a “capo in b” or a “goccia” mean?

Going to a historical coffeehouse in Trieste means diving into today’s Trieste and into the past.

Try the Caffè degli Specchi, found in the beautiful Piazza Unità d’Italia facing the sea, take a seat at a table in the square and enjoy the view.

The Caffè Tommaseo preserves the atmosphere of a typical Viennese coffee room and was the favourite meeting place of several artists and writers of the early 20th century.

If you are in Borgo Teresiano, go to the Caffè Stella Polare, a regular destination for the Irish novelist James Joyce. Joyce was also fond of local sweets and used to have them at the Antica Pasticceria Pirona. If you wish to meet the artists and writers of today, then you cannot miss the Caffè San Marco, an old-fashioned coffee bar where it is not unusual to meet Magris working on his latest book.

How to become a coffee sommelier

If you are a coffee lover, then you’ll be taught a lesson! You’ll learn where coffee comes from, how to make it, how to taste it: coffee explained and illustrated by the experts of the University of Coffee of illycaffè is a taste-breaking experience.
You will have the chance to visit a coffee company and attend a course to become a true “coffee expert”.
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Caffè San Marco

Caffè San Marco

If you wish to meet the artists and writers of today, then you cannot miss the Caffè San Marco!


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