Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Smelling the Coffee

Mercato Centrale, LivornoAfter a long time the hall of the “Mercato Centrale” is now free of scaffolding, so I payed a visit. I was even looking for the main source of pollution of my apartment.Mercato Centrale, LivornoEveryone has his kind of pollution, I live within meters from the exhaust of this coffee roasting plant, hosted inside the market. Almost every morning I spend at home I am “intoxicated” by the delicious smell of their roasting coffee.Mercato Centrale, LivornoThis is their roasting machine, it is only a small family store called “Torrefazione San Paulo”, but the smell of their coffee is very far reaching.

30 comments:

Andreea said...

I love the smell of fresh coffee so I wouldn't mind being "intoxicated" by it in the morning :)

Jacob said...

You're not complaining, right? One of the things I look forward to is the smell of coffee brewing in our kitchen in the morning, usually made by Lois...

tapirgal said...

Nice! That's a great kind of pollution. What a beatifully-arched market, too. It would be nice to wake up and wander over there every morning.

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful market. I love the smell of coffee.

James said...

It looks like you live in a wonderful area. If you have to have a smell forced upon you you, this is a really good one.

brattcat said...

We have a coffee roaster in town. I love going out and smelling the air on the days they're roasting beans and I don't even drink coffee.

Leif Hagen said...

Coffee, coffee, coffee! In the office in the morning, I often say, "I think I smell fresh coffee." Usually my secretary will then walk over to the coffee pot and start it up ...

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Oh, I can just imagine how wonderful--and difficult--that must be!!!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

And yes, very pretty!

Gunn White said...

Lucky you!
In Italy you have so many wonderful places for coffee.
I seriously miss quite a few of them...( We went to Italy in 2008.) I have never SEEN a big roasting machine like this before. Interesting.
I think it is time for my first cup of coffee NOW!:-)

joo said...

I think it's not so bad to be polluted by roasting cofe, isn't it?
Smell of cofe in the morning....ech, much better than smell of coal mine!
The market is great:)

Thom said...

What great photos. Poor you. I would move LOL.

Kcalpesh said...

I'm trying to feel the intoxication that you go through everday. Must be wonderful to smell the coffee every day. The structure in the first pic is beautiful! You mentioned that's a small coffee store? The roasting machine looks kinda huge for a small store... :-)

Nice pictures!

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Fio said...

Mmm.... gia' sento l'odore!

Stine in Ontario said...

I LOVE the aroma of fresh-brewed coffee!

Cezar and Léia said...

I agree with my friend, smell coffee is wonderful,mainly at the morning!
Adorable entrance in this market, the first shot is so beautiful!
Léia

B SQUARED said...

Now if there were a bakery next door, you could have breakfast and never have to leave home.

Halcyon said...

I can almost smell it now!

tapirgal said...

I know what you mean. It's hard for me to do a post that isn't "Astoria Daily River." But there is so much else to like, it's actually not hard . . . but in the end, the magnetic pull is always back to the water.

amatamari© said...

WOW incredibile inquinamento!!!
Mi piace molto la prima foto!

cieldequimper said...

The building is great. Now, I don't like coffee... except for that smell of freshly ground beans. This has got to be heavenly!

Ellie said...

That is very interesting. Does it make it harder to enjoy coffee? If you are exposed to the scent all the time the receptors may adapt and quit reporting all or parts of the smell. I love coffee - always have a cup in front of me and a pot in the maker. I wonder if the coffee roasting place next door would be too much :)

Per Stromsjo said...

Ah. Enduring the smell of coffee. It's a tough job but someone has to do it.

Hilda said...

I adore the smell of coffee but if it's too strong the whole day, I think it would be a bit too much even for me.

That is a very handsome market!

White Oleander said...

I love coffee...I haven't taste a good cup of Italian coffee yet.

Wolynski said...

Lucky you're not living above an Indian restaurant - the smell of coffee is wonderful.

JM said...

This arch is absolutely fantastic!

Rob said...

Gosh, you're so lucky to be polluted this way! There are only very few things in life I love more than coffee, and the smell of it. I confess having very expensive taste in coffee, to my wife's despair, as she's more into good tea. C'est la vie.

Steffe said...

I could live with that smell. Impressive roasting machine.

Tinsie said...

That would be my idea of hell. I hate the smell of coffee being ground/roasted. When I was little, my mum sometimes sent me to buy freshly ground coffee from the coffee shop and it was my least favourite shopping chore. I'm afraid my tastes haven't changed with age.