Thanks for your congratulation. I hope you didn't struggle at great length as to which comment was more American, mine or my mother's. (Of course since you added yours for a total of three, you may want to renew your evaluation.)
I enjoy coffee brewed in a variety of ways, most often as a morning espresso. (or two) I believe from research and experience that the process of making a really good cup can only be measured up to a point after which it becomes art. I came across this video as a result of my never ending caffeine-fueled search for more insight to that artistry, and few would disagree that Italy has a well deserved reputation for loving coffee and elevating the art of brewing it.
With your response in mind I listened again to the video several times to see if it still evoked the same feelings in me. Maybe I was just in a pissy mood that day and the video found my last unabraded nerve, right?
"...full of do's and don'ts."
A bit regimental, but perhaps a good start.
#1: “First and foremost, there is no ‘to go coffee’.” “...are you crazy?”
Um, OK. I can deal with it.
#2: “...big, BIG no..” (regional, actually) “..cappuccino after breakfast time.” “...at ten o’clock at night, right before you go to bed?”
Got it. Breakfast ends at nine pm in Italy. I didn't know that.
#3: “...espresso is 24/7, 365.”
Now you have my attention!
#4: “.. instead of dishwasher water, which is like American coffee…”
Unless made with Bialetti products http://www.bialetti.com/
purchased in the U.S., of course.
#5: Latte is the Italian word for milk. If you order a latte at a coffee bar in Italy, you’ll get a glass of it.
#6 & 7: Chef likes booze in his coffee countered by the caffeine .
So yeah, I was disappointed that what I thought would be a insight into the preparation of coffee turned out to a disjointed list of Chef Fabio’s turn ons and bummers. But aside from that, I see red flags whenever someone presents a matter of personal preference or taste as the final word on the subject without offering the reasoning behind their conclusion. Regardless of their title or claim to authority.
How American is that?