Here’s an appropriate story, given my current location in Alba, Piemonte — about 40 miles from Torino. Earlier this week, Reuters published an article on Michele Mastrantuono, one of Lavazza‘s official coffee tasters: A day in the life of an Italian coffee taster | Lifestyle | Living | Reuters. Mr. Mastrantuono performs quality control on Lavazza’s coffee supplies, and he can guess the origin of any among some 100 different coffee varieties.

Reuters' graphic from Torino's Caffè Torino