Touring The World Of Coffee

Touring The World Of Coffee

Coffee is absolutely synonymous with Italian culture and, when it comes to authentic Italian coffee, no feat is too large to appreciate the coveted caffeinated beverage. So it should come as no surprise that a new museum dedicated to everything espresso has opened it's doors in Turin.

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The Lavazza Museum is the latest venture from the famous Italian company in 1895. The museum looks at coffee as a crop, as a ritual, as a commodity, and even as a vehicle for innovation. 

Ralph Appelbaum, the experience designer behind the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, planned the layout in collaboration with lighting designer Michael Grubb Studio. The resulting galleries take an interactive stroll through the world of espresso. The immersive, multimedia installations include a walk through of a simulated coffee plantation as well as a display of antique espresso machines. At the end of the tour, visitors can try one classic drink which includes espresso, drip coffee or, if you’re feeling fancy,  a coffee-infused cocktail. 

 Photo" LaVazza

Photo" LaVazza

While you’re caffeinating, you’ll have plenty of time to plot out the rest of your visit to Turin as the city houses the Egyptian Museum, a historic Fiat factory with a rooftop test track, an automobile museum, and the famous Shroud of Turin, believed to be the cloth Jesus was buried in. 


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