Espresso, a short, sharp bolt of strong black coffee. I’m hooked, without coffee my life would grind to a halt. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a little, but I fell in love with the liquid black gold when I was just a little boy.
In Italy, espresso is considered so essential to daily life that the price is regulated by the government. Be aware, however, that these regulated prices apply to items consumed while standing at the bar. The prices for those same items increase, sometimes dramatically, when you sit at a table.
When I first heard this, I thought they were talking nonsense to me, I couldn’t believe it. But it’s really truly true. It so shows that when this law passed, people understood what was really important in daily life.
Here’s a picture. Me drinking coffee in the morning. Don’t start about bad hairdays, it was day four of a music festival in Denmark. You are supposed to look a bit sloppy.