The artwork and craft of espresso preparation and consumption have reached ranges of fetishisation that exceed virtually all different fashionable food and drinks rituals. Though the artisanal origin and authenticity of the grind and pour have turn into the focal factors for a brand new technology of espresso lovers, the nation with the most important vested curiosity in espresso tradition is, after all, Italy.
The nation has sacred social guidelines related to consumption, along with a disdain for chains, and an unstated acceptance of espresso’s integral position as each social lubricant and important bodily booster. Nowhere is that extra evident than within the consumption of espresso.
‘Italian Ardour: The Artwork of Espresso’, on present in Copenhagen
This exhibition at Copenhagen’s Italian Cultural Institute (till 31 March 2023) dives into the tradition surrounding this potent little cup. Endorsed and supported by a few of the largest names in espresso creation and consumption – Alessi, Illycaffè, Lavazza, Nepresso and extra – the present options 45 reveals introduced collectively by curator Elisabetta Pisu.
Showcasing the whole lot from the rising expertise of the espresso machine to the creative platform of the cup, by way of to the high-profile design collaborations which have percolated inside espresso tradition.
This small however invigorating exhibition is designed to present you a welcome jolt, identical to the drink itself. Beneath is our choice of a few of the greatest items on present.
‘Italian ardour: The Artwork of Espresso’, curated by Elisabetta Pisu, is on present at Istituto Italiano di cultura, 7 – 31 March 2023, Gjørlingsvej 11, 2900 Hellerup, Copenhagen, Denmark