A very personal affair
You could say that right from the start, the Neapolitans adapted coffee to their way of living. Coffee has always been appreciated (and at times condemned) in Northern Europe for its energetic virtues; it was especially in fashion in Venice; In Naples coffee was loved instinctively. For a Neapolitan coffee is a pleasure which is an end in itself. Oscar Wilde says you can give anything up except what is superfluous. Edoardo agrees and in “Questi Fantasmi!” says that he can give up anything, except for his cup of coffee sipped while out on his balcony.