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  • Experience the Joys of Coffee Perfection | Italia Living
    coffee production from purchasing right through to extraction in the cup so as to ensure that the coffee meets Lavazza s Quality Standards Much of the process and standards were invented by Luigi Lavazza himself more than a hundred years ago Luigi Lavazza was a man filled with entrepreneurial spirit inventive and passion for his work He discovered the different origins and characteristics of the coffee plant and studied the art of blending to meet the tastes of customers creating the blends The Lavazza coffee we drink today is the result of his idea combining coffees from different parts of the world These coffees are harvested processed mixed and roasted to create many different and balanced blends and satisfy the taste of every one of us This year Lavazza celebrates 120 years of progress and storied history While keeping to the high standards of Lavazza heritage the company has adapted well to changing times and technology advancements to use in their favor and meet the demands of today s consumer One example is Lavazza taking part in Expo 2015 in Milan where they presented the first compostable capsule for preparing a perfect Italian espresso respectful of the environment amid growing

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  • Magic Mushroom Therapy by Skin&Co Roma | Italia Living
    member of a family widely known for its cultivation of the high priced fungus The plot of land his grandfather purchased in Montecastrilli a town in Umbria from the Italian government more than one hundred years ago is still used for farming truffles today Many of which are sold worldwide by the food division of the now global business Sabatino Co A name you might recognize from Oprah s Favorite Things list Balestra however decided to follow in the footsteps of his grandmother who instead of consuming the truffle used it in conjunction with other natural extracts to create her own botanical oils He made it his mission to bring his grandmother s beloved formulas back to their former glory After years of research with universities in both Italy and England he found out that the extract his nonna used was from no ordinary truffle it was obtained from a variety that grew under specific conditions and could only be harvested on the night of the thirteenth full moon a phenomenon that occurs once every three years The enzyme extracted from this truffle known as superoxide dismutase is a powerful antioxidant that reduces free radical damage to skin Truffle Therapy Serum Plus is a luxurious beauty base that plumps the skin with hydration and fights off any free radicals your day brings on All this and truffl e anti aging magic A serum that goes on under your moisturizer that increases hydration and reduces fine lines and wrinkles Discover the power of truffles beyond culinary For more info and to purchase visit www skinandcoroma com Be sure to sign up for their Rewards Program and Beauty Giveaways Related Articles Fitness Benefits from Olive Oil and Coffee Ancient Italian Secret for Great Skin Hair and Nails Discover the 2015 SKIN CO

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  • Celebrate National Coffee Day on September 29th | Italia Living
    adopted internationally in recent years While coffee may have had a bit of a bad rap over the years it certainly has been more well documented of recent for it s many health benefits as well as the drinking and enjoyment of it encouraging social interaction in an sometimes all to digital world Today coffee is one of the world s biggest crops and buying ethically grown coffee has become all the more important The celebratory day which has been adopted internationally in recent years is meant to encourage people to enjoy and appreciate the world s most popular beverage Java purveyors of coffee around the country will be offering enticing specials on what is arguably America s favorite drink and for many a daily requirement So when you drink your cup of coffee on any given day inhale its aroma taste its dark and full bodied flavor become interested in where the beans brewed in your cup came most of all enjoy And on September 29th make it a special day to unite and rejoice in love of coffee Related Articles Fitness Benefits from Olive Oil and Coffee Italy Celebrates Special Day for Women on March 8th 10 Ways

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  • Lavazza Exclusive Coffee of the US Open in New York | Italia Living
    food and beverage experience Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase Lavazza s coffee drinks at the new Lavazza Cafe as well as at the many restaurants concessions and hospitality areas located throughout the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center During the 2015 US Open Lavazza will host a promotional space to educate and engage with consumers including offering samples of their coffee products to try at home Lavazza will also have rights to activate a US Open themed promotion in New York City prior to the start of the tournament Starting this year tennis enthusiasts who attend the US Open will not only have the chance to watch some exciting tennis featuring the finest players in the world but also to take an all Italian break and enjoy a delicious cup of authentic coffee said Group Vice President Giuseppe Lavazza The agreement which forms part of the internationalization strategy pursued by the Italian company and brand underlines our intention to make the United States our second home and to consolidate the relationship between Lavazza and expressions of excellence the world over The US Open represents Lavazza s largest tennis sponsorship in North America Lavazza s roster of successful tennis partnerships includes Wimbledon The Championships U K the Rogers Cup Toronto Canada and the BNP Paribas Open U S all to be renewed in 2015 Ennio Ranaboldo CEO of Lavazza North America says Having experienced great success with previous tournaments we believe the US Open and Lavazza coffee are a perfect match We look forward to reaching millions of people as we heighten our exposure in North America with our US Open partnership Partnering with Lavazza truly embodies the US Open s global connection with prestigious iconic brands said Lew Sherr Chief Revenue Officer USTA We

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  • New Online Destination Pasta & Vino Is That And More | Italia Living
    on their website Because of their expansion in offerings Pellini USA has now become Pasta and Vino With roots stemming back to Calabria Pasta and Vino is a small family owned and operated business located in the heart of Kentucky specializing in unique wines and specialty foods from Italy The growing selection includes pasta sauces olives olive oil jams marmalades pates certified organic and kosher foods and of course the unique and unmistakable Pellini coffee They research all the brands they offer their customers to be sure the food products are produced by families who care deeply about their land the environment and their traditions By launching PastaAndVino com they have made your shopping experience even better with things like Free Shipping within the Contiguous United States Your favorite Pellini coffee with the exception of the shipping fees USDA Certified Organic Products Constantly adding new food products Coupons delivered to your inbox with each purchase Product recipes and wine pairing suggestions via our blog Visit their website at www PastaAndVino com and be sure to click the What s New link for all the changes Learn more about their brands available and products offered Be sure to join their mailing list for specials and follow them on various social media such as Facebook Twitter Pinterest and Instagram Also we ask those who have purchased their products in the past to please leave some feedback on items you may have already had and enjoyed In addition Pasta and Vino has set up a discount code of 10 for Italia Living readers Use code ILVIP2015 So we encourage you to try some outstanding Pellini coffee or any other great products they bring you from Italy and enjoy the free shipping and discount Related Articles Fitness Benefits from Olive Oil and Coffee Sgro

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  • A Few of the World’s Best Espresso Makers | Italia Living
    level of control over the strength temperature and overall flavor of the finished espresso and La Pavoni s lever machines have been long recognized as the gold standard Coffee Geek notes that all of La Pavoni s lever machines have been recently redesigned incorporating some major design changes and a larger grouphead and portafilter to address some heat stability issues The changes have made the espresso more consistent with each batch Saeco Xelsis Digital ID Saeco Xelsis Digital ID The perfect machine for the technophile the Saeco Xelsis Digital ID 3 000 00 allows up to six user profiles to fit your family s various coffee preferences Choose from flavors amount of milk type of frothing and several other options just as you would at your favorite cafe only with the Saeco your drink is guaranteed accurate and you won t wait in line unless the neighbors find out you have it This machine garnered a rave review from Coolest Gadgets which touted it as the coffeemaker that cares and described it thus its touch panel has a fingerprint scanner that memorizes the preferences and automatically brews one cup at a time Jura Capresso Impressa Z7 Jura Capresso Impressa Z7 With its infinite variety and sleek sexy curves the Jura Capresso Impressa Z7 3 199 00 is more than an espresso maker Called the perfect machine for coffee connoisseurs by its maker the Impressa doesn t fail to impress The Swiss made brewing system preheats intelligently and recognizes coffee fineness and the CLEARYL water filter keeps the taste pure The Impressa brews up rich espresso frothed milk beverages and traditional coffee with a simple one touch system While coffee die hards might be reluctant to give up the control manual machines offer the Impressa delivers astonishing results automatically Pasquini Livietta Pasquini Livietta A compact machine perfect for yachts and vacation homes the Livetta 865 00 is a semi automatic commercial quality espresso maker by powerhouse Pasquini The stainless steel machine measures only 12 x 8 inches yet it houses a powerful 15 bar pump and 2 thermoblocks that can brew and steam simultaneously says Pasquini The Livetta heats quickly approximately two minutes for espresso and four for the milk steamer and the boiler is extremely durable According to Seattle Coffee Gear with dedicated boilers for brewing and frothing the Livietta eliminates the delay between the two With regular maintenance the boiler will last the life of your machine La Marzocco Mistral La Marzocco Mistral While a bit commercialized in size for home use if you entertain often this may work The Mistral by La Marzocco sets the standard for luxury espresso makers The machine which generally retails for 24 000 features a cutting edge postmodern design by Kees van der Westen and is hand built to order According to Forbes the Mistral uses dual boiler technology to increase temperature stability while the shot is being pulled This eliminates any burned aftertaste for a cup of espresso that s smooth as

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  • Adopt Your Own Olive Tree in Italy Through TRE OLIVE | Italia Living
    of southern Italy it continued for generations In 2009 during a visit to the family groves three TRE cousins discussed how they could avoid selling their families oil to the large companies who often dilute olive oil with lesser quality oils from around the world In mutually wanted to preserve and continue the proud family tradition TRE OLIVE was born Through Tre Olive you can adopt an olive tree from one of their family groves in Calabria Italy and they will send you the olive oil from your tree in the spring to enjoy You ll receive a beautiful welcome package that includes an adoption certificate a photo of YOUR tree in a hard cover table tent so that it s easily displayed your tree is tagged with your name for the year and an informational brochure and welcome letter from the Tre Olive family to you You ll then receive 3 liters of extra virgin olive oil from your tree in the spring The Tre Olive family grows the olives picks the olives and presses the olives in their mill in Calabria so you can be sure that it s 100 Italian and never outsourced to third parties Imagine the look on people s faces when they come to your home and try the olive oil from your adopted tree An Olive Tree Adoption also makes a perfect and unique gift for weddings birthdays or holidays They also offer lovely gift packages sure to please any recipient Our personal favorite is the Family Tree box Visit their newly designed website to learn more about the family the groves the mill the process of harvesting and to adopt a tree or order some Early Harvest and Signature Estate extra virgin olive oil as well as infused oils olive oil soap

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  • illycaffè Official Partner of EXPO Milano 2015 | Italia Living
    events associated with coffee in the Coffee Cluster common area The announcement was made by Giuseppe Sala Managing Director of EXPO 2015 and by Andrea Illy CEO and Managing Director of illycaffè The World Expo of Milan Feeding the Planet Energy for Life will give special visibility to traditions creativity and innovations in the food industry The company s proposal fits well into this context it is a well constructed program aimed at spreading the culture of coffee and its importance to the global social economic system illycaffè has been chosen for its holistic approach to this subject that will enhance the value of the participating guest countries and make the partnership of different cultures a bit easier in agreement with the Expo leading values The project originated from the synergy of know how knowledge and relationships that the company has gained over its eighty year history This exceptional heritage has resulted in illy being world renown as the authority of the real Italian espresso A deep knowledge of the world of coffee and of the producing countries the pursuit of excellence the trend of sustainable development and the skill in creating cultural and art events are the main pillars of the program scheduled by illycaffè for the Coffee Cluster common area This will be the longest event ever to be dedicated to coffee Among the projects a journey through the world of coffee through exhibition areas and a calendar packed with events open to all Expo Milan 2015 visitors from popular meetings to sample tastings from focus groups to entertainment In the common area Sebastião Salgado s photography will be on display as a special homage to people traditions and history of the coffee producing countries In order to enhance the ultimate espresso experience and amplify the aesthetic and

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