Dario Ciarlantini

30 December 2021
galateo per servire il caffè al bar in modo corretto

Serving Coffee at the Bar According to the Rules of Etiquette

Where do I put the spoon? It might seem like a simple, almost banal question, but it is one of the nightmares of every bartender. In fact, there is a precise Bar Etiquette that Professional […]
23 November 2021
cappuccino latte art romcaffè

Latte Art and Milk Emulsion

“Look at the pretty picture on the cappuccino!”. In reality, what may seem to be a simple “drawing” is an art that is the result of technique, attempts and perseverance: it is called “Latte Art”. […]
5 November 2021
latte vegetale e latte di soia al bar

Soy Milk, Vegetable Milk or Vegetable Drink? Let’s clarify

The expression “Vegetable Milk” could be considered an oxymoron, since “milk” is exclusively “the product of normal mammary secretion, obtained from one or more milkings, without any addition or subtraction” (source: EU Regulation). The term […]
7 September 2021
latte nel bicchiere e nella caraffa di vetro

How to Choose the Best Milk for Your Bar

It is estimated that 80% of the world’s Espresso is used as the base ingredient for milk drinks. This is an impressive number. Even we Italians, despite being “espresso centric” , consume a lot of […]
24 June 2021
tazzina da caffè espresso con forme e colori diversi

Drinking Espresso Coffee: how important is the Shape and Colour of the Cup?

Have a cup of coffee! It’s easy to say “cup”, but which cup? Do they all fit? Are they all the same? Maybe they are, maybe they are not. Let’s see it together. Coffee cups: […]
24 June 2021
caffè espresso al vetro

Drinking Espresso Coffee “in Glass”. What’s the difference compared to the Ceramic Cup?

“I would like my espresso in a glass cup, please!”. We bartenders are used to this specific request and we often think to ourselves: “I wonder why he wants his espresso in a glass cup […]
28 May 2021
donne nella filiera del caffè

Coffee Supply Chain: Women’s (key) Role

“What would the world be without Nutella” used to say a famous advert. Although I have a great deal of respect for the famous cocoa and hazelnut cream, I believe that the phrase “what would […]