Italian coffee shop owner admits selling fake appareils, claiming he was doing ‘good’
Appareils are coffee blends made with beans from different countries.
They’re made by combining different coffee beans and a different amount of sugar.
They can be sold at a coffee shop, online or even as a souvenir.
The first batch of the fake appares were sent to a restaurant in the US.
Now a former coffee shop proprietor in Naples has been caught selling fake apps on Amazon.
His wife was also caught selling them on the website.
An anonymous source said: ‘Appareils from all over the world are available in the Amazon app store.’
Appareil Cappuccinos are fake apps that are made from the beans of various countries.
You can find the recipes here.
An Amazon spokesperson told the BBC: ‘We do not comment on individual products.’
A spokeswoman for the restaurant told the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore that it had received the fake apps but said that ‘every single one of them is in the correct form’.
A spokesperson for the cafe said that the restaurant had no knowledge of the sale of fake apps.
Apparels are coffee mixes made with different beans and different amounts of sugar, and the fake versions are sold on Amazon to customers, the newspaper said.
The fake apps have been made for customers to taste, and they can be bought online, but they are also made in Italy.
Apparel sales in Italy have been in decline over the past year, with sales of clothing down more than half last year, according to a recent report by the government’s agency for economic research.
Appares have been banned in some Italian cities, with restaurants and other businesses closed down.