Did you know that killing the coffee is a common habit in Italy?


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The Ammazzacaffè is a funny way to indicate any liquor drunk after coffee. The name is due to the will of eliminate the savour of coffee with a starker taste. Generally drunk after dinner or lunch, it is usually sipped – and necessary!! to digest after a rich meal, above all during Festivities.


Typical Ammazzacaffè in Campania is certainly Limoncello, in Sardinia is Mirto.

Which is your favourite Italian ammazzacaffè?

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  1. Breezy says:

    OK thanks!

  2. Giulia says:

    Hi Breezy, I'm currently not in Campania, I can't help you with so detailed info. I think you have just to search liqueur sellers, as they are usually sold in bottles of particular shapes. With liqueur inside is better :)

  3. Breezy says:

    Can you point me in the right direction to find a bottle like that? With or without the limoncello. We are in the Campania area. Thanks!

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