In times like these, our rituals are what keep us connected to “normal” life, and no ritual is more universal than a good cup of coffee. In this week’s episode, Elisabeth Cardiello of Caffè Unimatic and Brave Conversations Over Coffee shows us how this ubiquitous beverage can have rippling effects in our homes and in our communities.
Elisabeth shares her trade secrets on what kinds of coffee to try and the distinct methods of brewing that will make a world of difference for your “Morning Joe,” as well as discussing the difference between American and Italian brews and how Italians use coffee as a way to connect with others. And the Italian American Podcast gang will take us on a journey into the serendipitous history of some of your favorite coffee preparations—from espressos to cappuccinos, to lattes and macchiatos.
We’ll discuss this young Italian American CEO’s appearance in the Netflix documentary “Coffee for All,” and how the Neapolitan trend of “caffè sospeso” or “suspended coffee” has sparked a worldwide movement connecting strangers and leaving them as friends.
We’ll dissect her own entrepreneurial journey, from watching her father as a child and her intellectual curiosity surrounding his invention, the Unimatic coffee maker, to how a chance discovery of 5,000 vintage percolators inspired her life’s work. Finally, she’ll explain what a “Brave Conversation Over Coffee” looks like and how we can implement these ideas in our own lives.
So, what are you waiting for? Brew up your preferred blend, grab your favorite mug, and join us for this week’s episode of The Italian American Podcast!