Giorgio’s latest attack on American Espresso has sent us over the top. He visited four shops in NYC (Abaço, Café Grumpy, Ninth Street Espresso and Stumptown) with Salon.com and poo-pooed every shot of espresso.
So the darkly suave Milos is visiting from the birthplace of espresso for a year to gauge the state of coffee in the United States, illy’s largest customer outside Italy, and he has quickly learned how seriously Americans take their coffee. Call it a storm in a demitasse: He elicited a frothy response when, while blogging for theatlantic.com in May, he commented that American baristas not only need more training but are using so many different, unorthodox methods to pull shots you’d wonder if they’d ever sipped the drink in its country of origin.
We proudly present Sprudge.com’s first contest: The Giorgio Milos Caption Contest. Can you come up with a caption for this photo? The winner will receive a Sprudge.com Prize Box and a poster of Milos with the winning caption!
It’s easy to play, just comment below. We’ll announce the winner on September 27th.