Itali-ah’s caffé is home to one of the only three-group XLVI Steamhammer espresso machines in the United States. Custom-built for Itali-ah by the talented Diego Rossi and his crew of Operai di Vapore at XLVI in Rimini, Italy, we saw this machine at SIGEP, the annual Gelato, Coffee, and Pastry exhibition in Rimini in January, 2017. It was love at first sight, and despite some difficulties with U.S. Customs, the mysterious “destruction” of our original machine, and the “voodoo electronics” we employed to bring it to steam-breathing life, we’re pleased to report that Steamhammer and Itali-ah are in a committed relationship, and making beautiful Espresso, Cappuccino, Americano, Latte, Macchiato, and many other delightful beverages together, using the fine roasted espresso of Speckled Ax (Portland, Maine), and Caffè Pascucci (Pesaro and Urbino, Italy).
We also have delicious cold-brew made from Speckled Ax’s single origin coffees, and we will be adding pour-over filter coffee this fall! Our Caffè Espresso, Cappuccino, Tiramisú, and Pocket Coffee gelati have either Speckled Ax’s ‘Bird Dog’ or Caffè Pascucci ‘Bio’ espresso as their base. All of our coffee is available at retail as well in the Market.
Whatever your pleasure, stop in and try an authentic Italian coffee experience; our baristas are the best, bar none!