cafe Valle d’Aosta

This friendship cup, (used since the times of the Holy Grail and the Round Table) implies five friends can partake the special coffee together. What is in the special coffee – well, Cafe valle d’Aosta consists of coffee with grappa sugar and some spices.

From uncle Pierre's collection

At my last visit to another part of north Italy, the Trentino, I was offered Parampampoli at the Refugio de Crucolo. Here they had their own mix of coffee with grappa and spices too. Delicious and deadly (that is if you partake too many cups and intend to scale down the mountain after that!).