Expresso Italiano – an Italian Indulgence at Scotts Square

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Expresso Italiano


Coffee is undoubtedly one of the most popular drinks in the world.  Whether it is cappuccino or espresso, it is a brew that provides both utility and comfort. Held for the first time in Scotts Square Singapore from 15 July to 2 August 2015, ‘Espresso Italiano’ an exhibition curated by Colosseum Cultural Association and the patronage of the Italian Cultural Institute Singapore to pay homage to the traditions of the Italian Coffee Culture.

Coffee may not be discovered by the Italians but the Italian Coffee culture has travelled out of Italy and globally in recent years.  ‘Expresso Italiano’ exhibition reflects the importance of coffee in the Italian culture, the coffee bars as cultural and social gathering meeting points where patrons have their daily doses of Expresso and Capuccino.

‘Expresso Italiano’ exhibition is curated by Luciano Calosso and Enrica Barbano from Colosseum Cultural Association and supported by Italian Cultural Institute.  Coffee lovers will find themselves surrounded with everything related to coffee from paintings to the first expression machine to the primitive coffee making pots.

‘Expresso Italiano’ exhibition maps out the history, evolution and cultural of Italian coffee – from the origins of the espresso in the history of the Italian traditions to the design of the first espresso machine.  This is ‘Expresso Italiano’ exhibition’s first time in Singapore, the exhibition includes the developments of coffee culture from old coffeehouses to hipster cafes.

From the modern era, Alessi – Italian designer housewares and kitchen utensils company- has also displayed a series of coffee pots from the 80s at ‘Expresso Italiano’. Click HERE for more pictures.

Complementary items for redemption with purchases made at Scotts Square.

  • Have a Break – Complimentary cup of illy coffee with a minimum spend of $50 in a single receipt.
  • Ride in Style – Receive a $5 parking rebate or Comfort DelGro voucher with a minimum spend of $80 in a single receipt.
  • Pop a Bottle of Joy – Receive a bottle of Bruno Dangin Cremant de Bourgogne organic sparkling wine (worth S$73) with a minimum spend of $800 in 2 same-day receipts.

Details of ‘Expresso Italiano’ exhibition:

  • Duration: 15 July to 2 August 2015, Admission is FREE.
  • Time: 11:00am to 9:00pm daily.
  • Venue: 6 Scotts Road, Level 1 Atrium, Scotts Square.

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