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Coffee Bean Direct Italian Roast Espresso, Whole Bean Coffee, 5-Pound Bag

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Flavor: Italian Roast Espresso
Italian Roast Espresso
Medium Roast Espresso
Organic Fair Trade Espresso
Six Bean Espresso
Size: 5 Pound
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  • Coffee is roasted fresh immediately prior to packaging
  • Coffee beans are slow-roasted to bring out a fuller, more even flavor
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Product Description

Flavor: Italian Roast Espresso | Size: 5 Pound

From the Manufacturer

Coffee Bean Direct has been in business since 2004. The company does all of its in-house coffee roasting operations out of their facility in Frenchtown, NJ. The underlying philosophy the company has always operated under is to provide gourmet-caliber coffee beans at fair prices to businesses and individuals alike. Coffee Bean Direct offers an ever-increasing variety of single-origin beans, fair-trade & organic coffees, flavored coffees, and proprietary blends. In addition, they maintain an extensive selection of loose-leaf teas from around the world along with flavored teas, herbal teas, and unique tea blends. Coffee Bean Direct is also a leading supplier of unroasted green coffees intended for home coffee roasters and smaller boutique roasting businesses.

Product Description

Our most popular coffee! This coffee features a blend of Italian roasted beans that are very oily and black in color. It is very heavy and rich in flavor, ideal for an Espresso or even as an Iced Coffee.

Product Details

Flavor: Italian Roast Espresso | Size: 5 Pound
  • Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 9 x 6.5 inches ; 5.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002GWFA1Y
  • UPC: 885223686121 845183001730
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Item model number: 5102345W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (431 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #264 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)
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Customer Reviews

This coffee tastes like a true dark, Italian roast to me.
Amazon Addicted
Better yet, on the auto-ship subscription, this coffee is less expensive per pound than what we were paying at the grocery store.
J. Adams
The flavor is rich and full, but smooth, without much acidic bitterness.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

75 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Will on March 11, 2010
Flavor Name: Italian Roast EspressoSize Name: 5 Pound Verified Purchase
I just brewed up a pot in my french press after receiving the bag in the mail today and I have to say I am impressed! Like another reviewer noted, this is a true dark roast. Extremely fresh tasting, and very smooth flavor with very little acidity. I can definitely see myself ordering this again. ~$30 shipped for 5 lbs versus paying 8-10/lb at a grocery store for wildly varying quality and age...it's a no brainer.

Edit: (8.10.2011) Unfortunately I have to re-visit my original review of this product. The past 2 times I've ordered I've noticed the quality reduced significantly. The beans seem somewhat stale upon arrival and there is a definite bitterness that was not present in orders 6-12 months ago. I've decided to switch to a local roaster that produces a far fresher and superior product for not much more money.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 19, 2010
Flavor Name: Italian Roast EspressoSize Name: 5 Pound Verified Purchase
This is a lot of coffee for the price. Very nice flavor. It's a darker bean but not a full on dark roast to me. Coffee oils present on the beans when you open the bag. Adds taste. Not bitter at all and a real good buy that I'm happy with and will buy again.

Update:
On second thought I would call a this a true dark roast. What confused me was this is a good one. Darks usually are bitter to me. I always thought many producers put in additives for the dark flavor. Not one I find too pleasant usually. I've been avoiding dark roasts for a while and now found a good one. Good quality at a price that is hard to beat. Oils on the beans really flavor it up! Good smoother dark roast. 5 lbs of Quality.

So two years later I'm still buying this coffee. I have ordered for other people because I have Prime and every time the comment is "That is a giant bag." and then "I told you it was five pounds when I ordered." Five pounds in person is a lot. This really is a bargain. All have liked it. The other flavors are good too.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mad Potter on May 21, 2010
Flavor Name: Italian Roast EspressoSize Name: 5 Pound Verified Purchase
We are pretty picky about the coffee we drink and put off buying this coffee for 6 months. Finally ordered the 5 pound bag and I am about to order another.
Half the price of what we normally pay and it's the best cup of coffee! Big bang for my buck and we love that!
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53 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Edward F. Shimkus on December 30, 2009
Flavor Name: Italian Roast EspressoSize Name: 5 Pound Verified Purchase
I am a dark-roast coffee drinker who appreciates beans that have been roasted according to generally accepted standards (nonetheless mindful of conflicting definitions of exactly what constitutes say, French v. Italian roast, from one area to another). Apart from very well-known, and might I add expensive, whole-bean coffees sold at Amazon that I have purchased, Coffee Bean Direct Italian Roast Espresso is the first that I have purchased that is, in fact, a true Italian roast. The beans, characteristically, are almost black and are glossy with a pronounced oily surface - as they should be. I brew these beans as "regular" coffee as well as Espresso and find that, in either case, they present me the precise dark-roast flavor that I seek. I must admit that my palate, whose acuity is mollified by Balkan pipe tobacco, cannot adequately distinguish the subtle differences amongst different varieties of beans. As a consequence, my singular focus is on the precision of the roasting. Coffee Bean Direct Italian Roast Espresso is spot on in that regard, producing an exquisite cup of coffee - if one prefers a very dark roast. Finally, at a little over $5 per pound, I dare say one is not likely to find a superior, similar roast, at twice the cost. At $27 for a five pound bag (and free shipping), I believe few would be disappointed with this roast as is. Furthermore, one could use this roast, blending it with "common" coffees found on local grocers' shelves to add body - and flavor. Well done, Amazon!

10/24/2013 UPDATE

After receiving multiple shipments of beans that were not even dark roasted, let alone Italian or "Super Dark Espresso," I initiated email contact with CBD. They refused to respond fearing that I would post my comments here.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By blackbird on April 6, 2011
Flavor Name: Italian Roast EspressoSize Name: 5 Pound
You will get a "bitter" espresso if your grind is too fine. It seems many people grind beans at the wrong setting. Using my burr grinder I set at medium to get a "sugar grain" size grind for the first test. My grinder has 3 settings for medium. I use the smallest medium setting. Next I move up to the middle medium setting to test again for taste. I can go down to the highest fine setting but I don't find that setting as tasty as the medium setting.

Crema is easy to get so testing for flavor is the my procedure. Crema is more plentiful at my medium settings using my pump espresso machine. This the best bean I've used in 3 years of pump espresso experience. Best taste. Best crema. I don't use sugar or any sweetner. Mostly black (cafe noir) but I do use half-and-half (cafe au creme) or 3% milk (cafe au lait) as well. I can make a chocolate coffee by adding real chocolte syrup.

Your grinder may be different. So may be your taste.

If you grind too fine the shot is bitter, crema is less, and water flow may be poor even seeming to stop as though something is wrong with the machine. You can test with a grind too fine if you like and the results may be as I've written here.

Your espresso machine may be better.

This Italian roast espresso works as drip (coarse grind), French press (coarsest grind), and espresso as described above. It's an all-around bean. Iced coffee is good.

The fine, even very fine powdery grind, should make a turkish well enough but I regret to state I've not tried to make turkish.
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