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Lavazza Crema e Aroma - Coffee Beans, 2.2-Pound Bag
- Italy's Favorite Coffee
- Lavazza Whole Coffee Beans
- Strong, full-flavored, medium-roast coffee with thick crema
- 2.2-Pound Bag
- Suitable for espresso (fine grinding) and drip coffee (coarse grinding) preparations.
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Top Customer Reviews
At its best, when properly ground, tamped, and brewed, Lavazza espresso is a bit stronger tasting and also a little bit more bitter than Illy. The Lavazza espresso also has a very pure black color once brewed and when it is done properly it has a hint of licorice in the aftertaste. Personally, though, I prefer the Illy approach which is why I am giving this coffee four rather than five stars. But, even so, I certainly recognize the high quality of Lavazza. In my opinion Lavazza represents the very best of the widely available dark (as opposed to medium like Illy) Italian Espresso roasts.
Lavazza makes several espresso bean varieties (and some preground) and this particular one is very good and one I've used for years with other Lavazza espresso. Nice crema, smooth taste and you are probably more limited by your espresso machine and barista skills than you are this espresso roast :-)
Making 3-5 cups daily of espresso one thing i really like about Lavazza beans are consistent in taste, texture and oily-ness, so you don't have to constantly tweak your grinder. I've tried many different brands & roasts but always seem to come back to Lavazza.
The Lavazza beans also stays "fresh" quite long after opening the bag. They taste the same the first day you open the bag as they do a few weeks later. This is very handy if you do not go through a few pounds every few days so you neither have to throw out beans nor go espresso shopping every few days. Who knows how long the Lavazza bags sit in storage, but I have never encountered a stale bag which speaks well for the consistency of this product.
I have used local roasters espresso beans and have found they typically do not hold it their flavor long.Read more ›
We now take advantage of the subscription shipping to insure we never run out. If we get a little ahead in our supply, our daughter is thrilled to take an extra bag off our hands.
I would give this product an unqualified 5-star rating except for one flaw we have only noticed recently. In each bag there appears to be up to a half a dozen green coffee beans. When accidentally ground with the beans even one of these contaminating little nasty things will ruin an entire pot of coffee or destroy a cup of cappuccino with their awful taste. As a result, I now sort through the beans before putting them in airtight storage for daily use.
Aside from that one flaw, this is a fantastic product at a reasonable price, especially if you take the discounted subscription shipping.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lavazza is my favorite coffee for anything. It is great for drip, french press, and chemex. I love that Amazon has it in bulk and we can do a subscription to get it cheaper.Published 5 days ago by Lauren Kinser
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I've been drinking espresso for about 13 years every single day, at least couple of cups. At this point I've pretty established grind levels and tampering strenght and water... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Anatoliy Ivkov
one word: yuck. Flavorless and bitter. Used in a Jura Capresso coffee maker. It did smell great, but that's where the greatness ended.Published 22 days ago by J. Pietsch
Very weak. I like strong coffee and I used the same amount I been using with different brands and never had any issues until I used this coffee. Tasted almost like a blond roast. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lukasz G.
Normally I would give rave reviews but this bag had three small rock pebble looking things in it. .I was so glad I saw them before putting the beans in my Jura capresso machine. Read morePublished 1 month ago by T.Barrow