…in Florence, my sister is keeping her finger on the pulse of the Italian cappuccino for me. Granted, she said I need to give her some sort of grading system for the cappuccino. But she has pretty great taste, so I think we can trust her.
Gilli Cafe has been in the Piazza Repubblica since 1733. It quickly gained popularity among the well of of Florence. But it is most famously known as the cafe in the background of the picture “American Girl in Italy” from 1951.
I moved to Boise for college. And it was in college I learned to drink coffee. At first hiding the flavor under chocolate and caramel in the ever popular Milky Way Mocha. I would drink it while walking and talking with friends, while summoning our youthful philosophies of life as we tried to figure ourselves out. It was shortly after that I was introduced to a little coffee shop called Flying M Coffee House. The original is downtown on the corner of 5th and Idaho, a new location opened several years ago in Nampa, Idaho.
Ain’t technology grand?
I believe in unplugging when camping, but for this few minutes, I needed to share. This morning, I had perhaps the best cappuccino I’ve had in a while. Maybe it was the pine trees. Maybe the cool weather finally easing the built up heat of the summer. Perhaps it was the view of the lake. Either way, I wanted to say, if you can swing it, a hot cup of coffee on a cool mountain morning is awesome. A hot cappuccino on a cool mountain morning…well….