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Italian Machine To Detect ‘Fake’ Coffee

Italian scientists have discovered a way to quickly uncover coffee fraud — an issue which has affected Kenya’s Arabica industry and other producers over recent years. The scientists at the University of Florence say their new sampling machine, known as PTR-ToF-MS, can discover when the more expensive Arabica bean has been mixed with the cheaper […]

A luxurious jet owned by Italian billionaire Flavio Briatore veered into a trench at Malindi Airport. The jet registered as OE 1FB was parked at the apron when it suddenly slipped, skidded and landed into the trench. Malindi Airport Manager Walter Agong said it took his officers at least two hours to retrieve it. Mr […]

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If you’re used to starting meetings on time and following protocol to the letter then chances are you’re not familiar with the Italian way of doing business, according to Italian business etiquette expert Alberto Presutti. Here he offers some insider tips. Congratulations, you’ve just been offered the role of your dreams in an Italian company. […]

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An Italian living in Oslo was “infuriated” at the start of this month when his Norwegian girlfriend came home with a bottle of ‘Mafiozo’ Zinfandel wine.   “As an Italian living here in Norway I found it to be very offensive and demeaning,” Rossano Cherubini, 42, told The Local. “It’s disgraceful to see a business […]

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A growing slice of Italy’s pizza makers are not actually Italian. Despite a long recession and high unemployment, Italians may be less inclined to take pizza-making jobs because of the long hours and modest pay, according to the Telegraph. According to a recent report by FIPE, an Italian business federation, the country needs roughly 6,000 “pizzaioli” in order […]

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