The weather outside is getting frightful.  Time for a cup of coffee.

But not just any ol’ coffee…  We’re having a pot of Caffe Vergnano 1882 Crystal.   From a nice half-kilo bag.

Victor’s nephew, Nick,  got it for us from Eataly in NYC along with a bottle of Frantoio Lucchi & Guastalli Terra di Tramontana Olio Extra Vergine di Oliva.  That translates to “Really Expensive Olive Oil.”

The label states the coffee is:

A Vergnano signature blend created by Vergnano for the connoisseur of the true Italian espresso.  Unique in its appearance and unfailing in quality.  Even the most untrained eye cannot help but to notice the large Margagogype beans of Nicaragua which are evident within this celebrated blend.  As an espresso there are floral undertones and hints of spice.  A rich crema and abundant aroma.  Prepared for a filter or drip coffee the 1882 blend produces a coffee which is surprisingly smooth and mellow and yet unmasked in its complexity.

The coffee is also not cheap but it lives up to the hype.  It’s good.  really good.  It’s a good thing that we don’t live closer to NYC.  I couldn’t afford to drink this every day!

But we’re gonna love every drop.  And methinks we’re gonna enjoy that olive oil, too!