Coffee Crack: Druggy Delight or Delicious Specialty Espresso?

April 3rd, 2009 · Tags: Chocolate · Discovering Food · Food · Italy

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Sometimes the funniest language mashups are completely unintentional.

Imagine my delight, when after lunch today, I found an unintentional language mashup that was just waiting to be discovered.

Coffee Crack.

Yes, you read that right.

I took a picture of the menu with my little camera, but since it wasn’t clear enough, and in fact no mere diagram could convey what Coffee Crack truly is, I decided to sacrifice myself and order it so you could get a closer look.

Coffee Crack - the diagram of a winner

Wow, only €1,70 for Coffee Crack? What a deal.

Only €1,70 for Coffee Crack

Here’s what it looked like. And what was Coffee Crack in the end? Well, imagine a rich, roasted espresso topped with super creamy, cool frothed milk (not foam, please!), drizzled with chocolate syrup, and oops, with a shot of coffee espresso liquor at the bottom (like the Borghetti I used in Drunken Devil’s Food Cupcakes). Well, not exactly a shot, but enough to make it a little “corretto.”

The crack is supposed to come from leaving the chocolate syrup rest on the cool milk foam and harden up so you can “crack” it with your spoon.

By the way, just in case the perspective on this photo is fooling you, that is not a milkshake-size glass, but rather slightly larger than a shot glass.

Coffee Crack - bet you can't drink just one

Want to know more about Italian Coffee? Make sure you read my Guide How to Order an Italian Coffee (Caffè) in Italy

Marrocchino - How to Order an Italian Coffee

Want to know where you can find Coffee Crack? Lino’s Coffee. Lino’s is one of the very few coffee chains that exist in Italy.

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  • 1
    Kim // Apr 3, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Haven’t had my coffee this morning! That’s it! I am jumping on a plane right now! Those look soooooo yummy! :0)

  • 2
    Jeff // Apr 3, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Now I am on a mission to see if I can find this or at least duplicate it. I second the no foam.

  • 3
    Marla // Apr 4, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Yes indeed the addition of a key word or two from one language to another certainly can give rise to a smile or two for the day. I’ll have a coffee crack, per favore.

  • 4
    Rob // Apr 9, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    wow, talk about taking coffee to the next level. Thank you, now to try to duplicate this at home. Grazie!

  • 5
    Pam // Apr 15, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Yum! Coffee Crack is just what I need. Thanks for the tip I’ll be visiting Lino’s soon. Meanwhile I’ll be making this at home! Pam

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