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jul 17 2009

Video: How to order coffee like a Roman

Stopping at the local bar for an espresso comes naturally to Romans. But this quick ritual can be intimidating for visitors. The way you order and your choice of drinks have little in common with the experience at your neighborhood Starbucks.

Watch the video that Massimiliano Navarra and I filmed at Rome's Tazza d'Oro for tips on how to caffeinate properly—including the difference between a latte macchiato and a caffè lungo and when never to order a cappuccino.

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