A cold late December morning outside a non-descript bar, near a non-descript hospital, in a non- descript residential suburb of Bologna (if Bolognese readers want to take a guess…go ahead!). Outside you get this on the right:
and this on the left
You cannot get much more anonymous than this, can you? But now, get inside…. a whole new world of plenty: would you care for chocolates?
Or perhaps you fancy the more traditional “paste”
Well, they also have a lab (a lab in a bar, can you imagine?!), and people working in it:
We could not take a picture of the coffee counter, so crowded it was.
Moral: How can anyone in his right mind ever be tempted, we wonder, into the aseptic (at best) Starbuck world? Long live the independent bar!