Today’s Houston Chronicle featured an article on the 343-year-old Torino café institution, Al Bicerin, and their namesake drink for all the newfound Olympic tourists: Al Bicerin’s coffee concoction can’t be topped.
Even if a Bicerin is more of a coffee cocktail, you have to appreciate perhaps the most poignent part of the article:
You cannot get a Bicerin “to go.” Styrofoam and paper cups would be an insult and take away from the full experience.
Meanwhile, the Associated Press has searched far and wide to find a person who doesn’t like Bicerin, and their hard research paid off in Dennis van Putten of the Netherlands: No Medal For Torino Coffee. Pulitzers to be awarded shortly for this exposé…
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