Musicians’ backstage as seen by photographer Henry Hargreaves

Rider is a contract clause which indicates a series of conditions which have to be respected from at least two parts. Those, used by musicians, which indicate how they want to have prepared their dressing room and which food and drinks they want, can be also very entertaining. Let’s remember  This is Spinal Tap to imagine how … Continue reading

Top 10 ideas from Food and Beverage over the last 12 months by Springwise

Springwise is all about innovative business ideas. This time they have picked out their top ten Food & Beverage articles from the last 12 months. We all hope that the ideas listed below provide entrepreneurs with plenty of inspiration and spark even more innovative efforts in the future! 1. Cocktail bar offers discounts based on stock … Continue reading

Y1, the Iperespresso coffee machine dedicated to Generation Y wins the “best of the best 2011” reddot design award

Y1 FrancisFrancis for illy, the illycaffè coffee machine for Iperespresso dedicated to the new generations, hits the annual mark at the International reddot design award, by winning the “best of the best 2011” prize in the household appliances category. The Y1 machine has been selected by a distinguished jury of design experts, well known at international level, among other … Continue reading

Some of the best places in the world to drink coffee

You can get coffee anywhere in the world and although it might vary from place to place, it has been universally embraced as the hot beverage of the morning. Some say they can’t even work without it. Others would rather give up smoking than their caffeine habit. Paris Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre … Continue reading

D’Espresso at Madison Avenue in New York

The new D’Espresso on Madison Avenue (at 42nd) in New York has received more media attention than is generally awarded to a tiny coffee shop in this world of millions of new coffee shops. The reason for the attention is the fun design by the Manhattan-based nemaworkshop, a team of designers and architects that has created … Continue reading

Illy’s new compact espresso machine designed for the Internet generation

Y1, Illy’s latest coffee machine, is the result of three years of research and development led by Carlo Bach, art director of illycaffè, along with the firm MM Design. Made with an eye on the so-called “Y Generation,” its innovative and eye-catching compact design (it measures just under 10″ square) hides each component inside the little base, … Continue reading

Ecoffee – contributing to balance of ecology, equity, economy

Even with simple everyday actions, such as the breakfast coffee, you can contribute to the balance of sustainability’s three E – ecology, equity, economy – thus giving a strong impetus to a sustainable development. Inspired by this simple but key fact, a young Italian entrepreneur, Norman Cescut founder of Desita – an Italy based consulting … Continue reading

Heavenly Tiramisu (with recipe)

Tiramisu’s history is almost as foggy as the espresso that gives it its amazing flavor. At the heart of some vigorous debate among Italian dessert lovers, tiramisu definitely got its start in Italy sometime between the early 18 th century and the mid 20 th century. Some say its first incarnation was made to celebrate … Continue reading

Good Morning!

Most of the people start their day with a cup of coffee. Have you ever thought about how it was discovered? Coffee was first discovered in Eastern Africa in an area we know today as Ethiopia. A popular legend refers to a goat herder by the name of Kaldi, who observed his goats acting unusually … Continue reading

Coffee for the Summertime

Granita with coffee is very common in the city of Messina. Granita in combination with a yeast pastry called brioche is a common breakfast in summer time. (The Sicilian brioche is generally flatter and wider than the French version.) Granita is often found served as a slush-type drink rather than a dessert, in a paper or plastic cup … Continue reading