Nancy Krabill, owner of Snider Plaza's gourmet shop Flavors From Afar, took off for Italy late last fall. And what she brought back from Trieste was much better than a silly t-shirt...and we consider any tee from Italy that doesn't say "Juventus" a waste. But that's an aside. Krabill returned from her jaunt with two new rare coffee beans...by which I mean a lot of two different styles of bean.
She doesn't sell coffee brewed from these exotic grounds. Nope--using the same business model as those late 90s dot.coms, she's giving away cappuccino on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
One, from a Roman café called Sant' Eustachio, features wood toasted Arabica beans. The other hails from Venice: Café del Doge, with beans roasted separately, turning out a more intensely flavored espresso.
Flavors From Afar's cappuccinos are normally sell for $2.50. So it's not much of a savings...until you get to seconds and thirds.
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And, if you're really excited about the new Italian coffee, put that $2.50 toward one of Flavors From Afar's food-centric tours of Italy and travel straight to the source. They're planning a trip to Tuscany in October, and Sicily at a date TBD.