I am back to Milan since beginning of the year. I feel like I am slowly getting more Italian and getting some Italian habits 😉 . Let’s talk about one of them…
Italy = COFFEE, right?!
I can bet that a cup of aromatic espresso is one of the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about Italy.
But! Let me tell you that here in the country of pasta, pizza and gelato (ice-cream) there is an alternative to a regular coffee… Caffè d’Orzo !
Barley coffee, café de cebada (in Spanish), cevada (in Portugese), kawa jęczmienna (in Polish), all above name the same awesome drink!
Let me tell you why barley coffee is just SO good!
- It is caffeine free!
Orzo is made from roasted ground barley grains, which can be put through a regular coffee maker or espresso maker. It doesn’t contain caffeine, caffeine-avoiders can enjoy it.
- Nutritional drink
Barley coffe supports the digestion system since it contains inuline which promotes peristalsis of intestines.
Limit the risk of various cancers including: colon cancer, blood, bone, skin, pancreas, bladder, pharynx, lung and others.
Delays signs of wrinkles and age-related aging. Regulates the level of sugar in the blood and thus protects against diabetes.
- Full of minerals
Barley is a source of thiamin, niacin, folate, riboflavin, iron, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and selenium— all essential vitamins and minerals!
- Tasty and great for kids!
Orzo coffe is a really tasty hot drink. Kids can drink it with a little bit of almond-milk (to make it a bit sweeter).
It is a great alternative for morning beverage in the winter time.
- Cheap and affordable
You can grab it anywhere in Italy. It is very popular drink.
Once you are in Milan or any other Italian city, you must try this aromatic coffee.Personally, I recommend to buy it and prepare yourself at home, anytime! 🙂