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Coffee Bean Direct Italian Roast Espresso, Whole Bean Coffee, 5-Pound Bag
- Coffee is roasted fresh immediately prior to packaging
- Coffee beans are slow-roasted to bring out a fuller, more even flavor
- Whole bean coffee stays fresher longer
- Coffee beans are packaged to ensure optimal freshness
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Flavor: Italian Roast Espresso | Size: 5 Pound
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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.
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.
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.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Tastes good, makes a great cup of espresso coffee. I take the big bag and break it down into smaller bags and seal with my Food Saver. Coffee stays fresh and is delicious!Published 5 days ago by Smart Shopper
Fantastic espresso at the right price. I'm no expert, but we do drink this every morning. Each bag lasts our family a few months, and we keep re-purchasing. Highly recommend.Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is the best beans I have found. Rich and dark. Great for espresso.Published 7 days ago by Kimberly A. Riley