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Sambuca Fly


The most fascinating legend about the origins of Sambuca fly is an anecdote which is connected with the world of cinema and has a Roman bar in Via Veneto as its protagonist, where some great Italian actors used to get together to drink and have fun. These were the years of the Dolce Vita and sitting at the tables were Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg and Walter Chiari, to name just a few. It would seem that, while everyone was intent on chatting, for a joke someone threw a coffee bean in the liqueur of the person next to them, shouting “There’s a fly!”. The rest is history, and from that time on Sambuca with “a fly” has become more and more successful, becoming one of the favorite combinations, not only of Italians, but also of all those who appreciate the pleasant contrast between the sweetness of the liqueur and the bitter taste of the coffee, especially at the end of a meal.

Are you lovers of Sambuca fly too? If you want to enjoy a “good luck” after- dinner liqueur, remember to put three coffee beans in, a lucky number which represents health, wealth and happiness.


Are There Health Benefits To Drinking Sambuca?

According to the Ancient Greeks, anise aids in breathing, relieves pain, helps urination, and eases thirst. However, it’s best known for its digestive qualities. A well-known carminative, it settles the digestive tract, decreases bloating, and reduces flatulence.

Furthermore, has additional antispasmodic benefits by alleviating cramps, diarrhoea, and convulsions. Therefore, it’s no surprise that sambuca is often consumed after a meal! Similarly, anise can be used to treat coughs, bronchitis, asthma.

However, it’s important to be mindful of sambuca’s high sugar quantity as this surely negates certain benefits.


Barista Day

History of Barista Day

Almond Breeze wants to use the day to not only say a big thank you to all of the people who grow, process, deliver and prepare coffee drinks, but also advertise its Almond Breeze Barista Blend.

Like other milk-alternative producers out there, Almond Breeze knows that professional milk substitute products need to have different qualities from regular consumer products. Almond Breeze Barista Blend is a creamy, dairy-free product that behaves in a similar way to regular cow’s milk when preparing coffee drinks. 

Almond Breeze decided that with so many people now working as baristas, the time had come to celebrate their efforts. The company saw that there were no events celebrating baristas, even though millions of people relied on their services. Celebrating the “hardworking bartenders of the morning” was something that the company felt that it was obliged to do. 

There’s a reason the modern coffee scene is so vibrant and thriving. It all comes down to the work of thousands of people in the industry working hard to deliver exceptional coffee to the people around them. Without them, the coffee that people enjoy from their local coffee houses would not be as delicious as it is. A lot of effort goes in behind the scene – much of it unrecognized. Barista Day is a chance to make that hard work known so that people can celebrate it. 

How to celebrate Barista Day

Celebrating Barista Day is just about as easy as it gets. All you have to do is go down to your local coffee house and celebrate the baristas who work there by buying one of their freshly prepared coffee. 

You don’t have to go alone, of course. Why not take a friend or family member with you? Why not get as many people involved as you can? Surely, you know a few people who would love to communicate their gratitude. If you’re a coffee-lover, spread the word on social media and let all of your friends know that barista day is here. 

Almond Breeze also wants people to show their barista their support. Baristas are used to taking orders and diligently preparing delicious drinks. What they don’t get much are words of affirmation from grateful patrons. Barista Day is your chance to show them that you care and that what they’re doing is super important to you.

International Coffee Day - October 1st

International Coffee Day takes place on October 1 every year. Making the daily journey from tropical Africa to the breakfast mugs of households all over the world, coffee beans have been scattered all over the world for more than 600 years, and their preparation for consuming is a great example of metamorphosis. Humanity has been preparing coffee for many presentations: drinks, candies, medicine, and some ancient civilizations even used it as currency! No matter how you take it, coffee can energize you, warm you up, refresh you, keep you awake, and even catch you up with your loved ones. 


According to historical records, Coffee is originally from Ethiopia, and its discovery in Africa comes with an interesting story. Around the 700s AD, a herd of goats started acting strangely, almost as if they were dancing. Their owner, Kaldi, discovered that they were eating a sort of red bean and concluded that was the cause of their behavior. Kaldi decided to share his findings with a monk who required something that could help him to stay awake all night as he prayed; but another story claims that the monk refused and threw the beans into the fire and the pleasing aroma that came from it was just wonderful. 

Suddenly, coffee made its way through the north into Yemen in the 15 Century where the beans arrived by the name “Mocha.” Shortly after, they became well known in Egypt, Persia, and Turkey as “wine of Araby” and coffee houses started to open by the name of “Schools of the Wise.”

Next, Arabia became the gatekeeper for coffee, and these beans began a large-scale coffee farming in Southern India. In 1560 coffee made its way through Europe and quickly became popular, until Pope Clement VIII decided that the drink must be satanic. Under inspection, he gave into the glory of the beverage by baptism and declared it a Christian drink. As the 1600s rolled on and coffee houses sprung up all over Europe, the beans followed the wave of colonization and found themselves in America.

Finally, after a long time among humanity in 2014, The “International Coffee Organization” declared October 1, as International Coffee Day, an occasion to celebrate coffee as a beverage and raise awareness for the plight of the coffee growers.