We thought we’d start this edition of Brew News, our third week featuring Italy and our Italian selections, with one minute and one second of passion with Francesca Lavazza, great granddaughter of Luigi Lavazza, founder of the company that bears his name.
Brew News August 17, 2016 espress shorts:
- B. King (not THE B.B. King) won a free carton of K-cups on Facebook last week with her olympic eye.
- nada-niente-zero = the cost of 24 Rio Blend K-Cups (*conditions apply: 1 each, while the games are on and while we still have them in stock) see below or follow the link on Facebook to get yours delivered free.
- August is National Women’s Month in South Africa.
- Watch this Vimeo video for some delightful Lavazza tennis-piration
- There are humans at Google! One named Sanju actually called (yep — on the phone! and gave us a new G+ address +CoCoBermuda
- Poveglia is an island in Italy that is so dangerously “haunted” that public access is not permitted! — FactSlides Italy
- espresso roast
- 100% Arabica
- roasted longer, bold and lingering (like your last boyfriend)
- perfect “Italian” profile (what you’re hoping your next boyfriend will have)
- Questo è amore!
- medium roast
- fruity aroma
- dark roast
- 100% Arabica
- 100% Rainforest Alliance
- chocolate undertones
In Walkopedia’s top 100 walks on earth, Italy’s Dolomite mountain range, in the country’s northeast, comes is one of the top five, in part because of its eight breathtaking trails called alte vie, dotted with huts called Rifugi.
The Dolomites’ highest peak is called Marmolada which, incidentally used to be on the border with Austria, next month’s Brew News Nation (September, 2016) — stay tuned and get your Lederhosen out of storage.
Marmolada — what you need to know:
- At 3,343 m or 10,968 ft., Marmolada is almost 100 times taller than Gibbs Hill lighthouse (which is 36 m or 117 ft. high as we learned in the July 20, 206 edition of Brew News in France.)
- Marmolada sounds a lot like the Italian word for marmalade, marmellata which all sounds like the Portuguese invention that you spread on toast when you’re enjoying one of our English Breakfast Teas or eat right out of the bottle after everyone else has gone to bed.
- It’s also the name of a fun font from fontscafe.com.