21 Dec 2016

the Brasilian coffee

Article by Michele Sergio

In the fifties the beating heart of the city Naples is the Galleria Umberto I.
This spectacular Art Nouveau building, built in the late nineteenth century by architect Antonio Curri, is a meeting place for fans of Napoli football, artists and singers looking for contracts and writings, as well as the diverse world of so-called “Sanzari” , intermediaries capable (sometimes) of providing employment to the people who are looking for them.

The Neapolitans want to return to normal after the hard years of the Second World War and bars and cafés become the meeting place par excellence, in particular, as mentioned, in the Gallery.
It is here that many patrons begin to request something more substantial than traditional coffee, adding milk and cocoa. A sort of mini-cappuccino much cheaper than the real cappuccino. The Brazilian Coffee is born from the name of the bar, the Brazilian Bar, precisely, already famous for having raised the pacifier to a symbolic icon of our football team.

 

After more than half a century, Brasilian Coffee has become a must, always in vogue and always in demand. This was followed by the many variations proposed by the always imaginative Neapolitan bartenders (and not): from Espressino to Caffè Marocchino, from Caffè Strapazzato to Caffè Gegè, just to name a few. But this is another topic. So next and then to everora between the smoke and the taste of a good Neapolitan espresso.

After more than half a century, Brasilian Coffee has become a must, always in vogue and always in demand. This was followed by the many variations proposed by the always imaginative Neapolitan bartenders (and not): from Espressino to Caffè Marocchino, from Caffè Strapazzato to Caffè Gegè, just to name a few. But this is another topic. So next and then to everora between the smoke and the taste of a good Neapolitan espresso.