I definitely like a good cup of Java or to be precise a nice and short espresso.
When I was invited by Gennaro of the Italian Trade Commission to join them for a 20 minutes tour of Coffee, I should say Caffe, the Italian Way, from North to South with many turns but no twist at the Summer Fancy Food Show on Sunday I had to say yes.
Want to know about the Etiquette of ordering coffee in Italy, How to REALLY drink Coffee - the Italian way!(Felice in the Kitchen, October 2009) makes a number of suggestions from practical to warnings on what not to do unless you wish to be excommunicated.
In that spirit I looked for kindred spirits in and around New York.
I found Third Rail Coffee "setting up shop inside the Rapha Cycle Club, located at 352 Bowery (at Great Jones). This pop-up shop, which will open on July 3, for 3 months is part store, part coffee bar and part art gallery."
The Citroen truck (sorry not a Fiat) sold me on them.
Reminds me of the grocery or butcher shop on wheels we used when I was on vacation in small villages of the Pyrenees with my parents.