Sunday, September 29 is National Coffee Day! Whether you prefer a dark roast or decaf, there’s no better way to start the day than with a delicious cup of coffee. Celebrate National Coffee Day as the Italians do, and discover Italy’s favorite coffee beverages with Basta Pasta!
Classic Italian coffee beverages involve a strict set of rules that are followed by all. Coffee orders depend on the time of the day, and each drink serves a specific purpose! For example, cappuccinos are typically reserved for breakfast time. This beverage consists of a shot of espresso and equal parts of milk foam or steamed milk. Sip your morning cappuccino with a freshly baked pastry!
If you order a macchiato at Starbucks, you will receive a large beverage that doesn’t constitute Italy’s definition of the recipe. Instead, a traditional macchiato is served in a small cup and consists of espresso “marked” with a splash of frothed milk. The macchiato can be enjoyed at any time of the day, whether it’s 9 a.m. or 9 p.m.!
Fall is officially here in Maryland, but the weather isn’t cooling off anytime soon. Cold coffee beverages are still in demand, and the shakerato is the perfect order. This classic Italian beverage consists of espresso shaken with ice and sugar! It’s particularly refreshing in the afternoon with a sweet snack.
Lattes are considered the cousin of the cappuccino, but it differs slightly in its milk ratio. Lattes contain slightly more milk than a cappuccino and are creamier and more substantial than most coffee drinks. Enjoy a latte in the morning with a newspaper or a good book!
If you prefer decaf coffee, “hag” is the perfect way to go. Caffe hag is a shot of decaffeinated espresso that maintains all of the aromatic qualities of a caffeinated coffee. The result is delicious and doesn’t give you the side effects of caffeine! Caffe can be enjoyed at any time of the day, whether early morning or late evening!
Visit Basta Pasta!
This weekend, enjoy a delicious dinner at Basta Pasta! Finish your meal with a cup of perfectly brewed coffee.
For more than 12 years, Basta Pasta has given Maryland diners delicious Italian food made from local and fresh ingredients. Enjoy delicious pasta dishes, unlimited salad and breadsticks, and fine wine at one of our locations in Timonium, Fallston, or Eldersburg. Contact us online or give us a call at the location-specific phone number listed here. Read our menu and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter! You can also order our signature crab cakes online and enjoy delicious Basta Pasta from home!