Cafe Amore

Cafe Amore : Where Coffee is Love and Life

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Where coffee is love and life. Every morning Europe stirs to the hissing of a million espresso machines. On the continent where barely a coffee bean grows, coffee drinking is a cult, a creed, an art and an addiction. Coffee trickled into Europe from the Ottoman Empire through the salon parties of the wealthy and fashion conscious during the 16th century. But today there is no beverage that is more egalitarian or popular. Coffee has long sustained the avant-garde of Europe: the writers, the philosophers and the artists. Revolution has percolated through the cafes, borne on cigarette smoke and the aroma of freshly ground coffee. The European cafe has myriad faces: the bourgeois coffee salons of 19th century Paris, the rudimentary workers' coffeehouses that emerged as meeting places for the proletariat, the chic espresso bars in central Milan and the prolific sports bars that are the lifeblood of every Italian neighbourhood. As diverse as they are, European cafes are united by a common pursuit - the perfect coffee. 'Cafe Amore' is an evocative journey through Europe's famous, and sometimes notorious cafes. Photographer, Robert Blackburn and creative director, Andrew Hoyne, were mugged, hustled and chased around the continent. They also made new friends in languages they don't speak. This is a unique photographic celebration of cafe-culture in Europe, where coffee is more

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  • Hardback | 80 pages
  • 251.46 x 327.66 x 7.62mm | 703.06g
  • Hoyne Design
  • St Kilda, VIC, Australia
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • colour & b/w photos
  • 0958600449
  • 9780958600446
  • 1,199,390