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Filicori Zecchini Gran Crema Delicato Whole Bean Espresso is a graceful blend of fine Arabica and Robusta coffee. Indian, Brazilian and other South American beans have been individually roasted to preserve the distinct flavors and aromas of each region. The resulting coffee has a delicate fragrance and well-rounded body with a lingering, sophisticated aftertaste. Filicori Zecchini Gran Crema Delicato also features notes of chocolate, vanilla and toasted grain. This blend has been certified by the Italian Espresso National Institute, which recognizes quality coffee and espresso. Filicori Zecchini Gran Crema Delicato Whole Bean Espresso has a dark roast and it is available in 2.2-pound bags.
Green coffee beans are usually shipped in 132lb bags, (60 Kilograms) and world-wide production statistics are compiled on the number of bags.
World production for 2012 includes 88,818 bags of Arabica and 62,440 of Robusta.
To give you perspective on worldwide coffee production and the rarity of some highly prized regional coffees like Hawaiian Kona and Jamaican Blue Mountain that make up a tiny fraction of all coffees, here are statistics for 2012 compiled by the US Department of Agriculture.
Brazil leads the world in total production again in 2012 with 40,200 bags of Arabica and 15,700 of Robusta for a total of 55,900 bags or 7,378,800 lb.
Vietnam is second for total production with 850 bags of Arabica and 24,150 of Robusta for a total of 25,000 bags or 3,300,000 lb.
The United States, mostly Hawaii, (100/0) and Mexico (4,500/200) make up North American production of 4,600 bags of Arabica and 200 bags of Robusta.
Central America produces 14,605 bags of Arabica and 10 bags of Robusta from: Costa Rica (1,600/0), El Salvador (1,475/0), Guatemala (3,840/10), Honduras (5,800/0), Nicaragua (1,800/0) and Panama (90/0).
South American countries including Bolivia (4/150), Brazil (40,200/15,700), Colombia (7,500/0), Ecuador (415/190), Paraguay (25/0), Peru (4,800/0) and Venezuela (880/0) combined to produce 53,970 bags of Arabica and 15,890 bags of Robusta.
Caribbean countries produce 920 bags of Arabica from: Cuba (125), Dominican Republic (475), Haiti (300) and Jamaica (20).
Middle East coffee comes from Yemen at 150 bags of Arabica.
Papua New Guinea, 1,100 bags of Arabica and 50 bags of Robusta, represents Oceania’s total production.
South Asia contributes 1,650 bags of Arabica and 3,685 bags of Robusta from: India (1,640/3,660) and Sri Lanka (10/25).
Sub-Saharan Africa contributes 9,243 bags of Arabica and 7,580 bags of Robusta from: Angola (0/30), Burundi (225/0), Cameroon (100/700), Central African Republic (0/15), Kinshasa (200/165), Cote d'Ivoire (0/1,800), Ethiopia (6,500/0), Ghana (0/90), Guinea (0/425), Kenya (850/0), Liberia (0/5), Madagascar (25/500), Malawi (25/0), Nigeria (0/30), Rwanda (250/0), Sierra Leone (0/70), Tanzania (500/300), Togo (0/650), Uganda (650/2,800), Zambia 10/0) and Zimbabwe (8/0).
As you’re enjoying the last rays of summer, consider that in a few years you could be lathering on the coffee to prevent skin cancer. Findings published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science suggests that chemicals commonly found in coffee have the ability to absorb UV radiation when applied directly to the skin. Researchers at Rutgers University genetically engineered mice to suppress the same enzyme that caffeine does in humans and have found that they were slower to develop skin cancer. Because of its ability to suppress ATR, the enzyme responsible for turning damaged skin cells cancerous, scientists have suggested that caffeine could be added to sunscreens to boost protection levels.
In a strange twist, caffeine molecules may also help you develop a nice tan in addition to protecting your skin from tumors and cancer. Caffeine has actually been shown to stimulate pigment cells, urging them to produce more color. So, a safer tan may not be too far on the horizon.
In this video, we’ll be talking light and dark-roasted coffee. We’ll be brewing with Lavazza, Illy, Whole Latte Love, and Filicori Zechinni coffees to give you an in-depth look at the different types of coffee roasts.
If you're tired of the same old drinks, break out of the rut with a creative latte. This month's recipe is perfect for the adventurous latte lovers out there.
In a tall 16oz glass, combine the espresso, syrup and milk. Stir the contents and add ice. Garnish with whipped cream, if desired, and enjoy!
With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, may the luck...and drinks, of the Irish be with you. Given the upcoming festivities, now is as good a time as any to take a look at the history of one of the most (in)famous, drinks in the world—the Irish Coffee.
In true Celtic fashion, think Leprechauns and pots of gold, the origins of the Irish Coffee begins with a local folklore...Legend has it that the drink was invented in a cafe at the now-defunct Foynes Airport. In 1943, on a particularly nasty winter evening, a flight bound for Botwood, Newfoundland made the critical decision to return to Foynes after several hours in the air. Consider that 1943 was during WWII and commercial air travel was really in its infancy—think well-heeled men and women on a flying-boat voyage. The circumstances of the diverted flight were trying at best and left passengers a little bit more than peeved.
Upon making the decision to head back to Foynes, the captain reportedly sent a Morse-code message to the control tower, alerting ground operations personnel of the impending return. At the terminal, preparations were made to welcome back the crew and passengers. I know, you're skeptical already; but keep in mind, this was the 1940s...flying was a glitzy affair.
Back to the regularly scheduled story...Head chef Joe Sheridan of the airport restaurant was hastily asked to make something to warm the passengers and lift their spirits. He decided to...well...add a little spirit to their drinks. After all what could keep you warmer and happier than a hot coffee and some good old Irish whiskey? As the night progressed and everybody had been served, one of the passengers approached Sheridan to thank him for the hospitality. Making small talk, the passenger asked if Brazilian coffee had been used to prepare the drink...To which Sheridan responded "No, that was Irish Coffee." The rest is history.
From that night forward, Irish Coffee was served to all passengers going through Foynes Airport. The tradition continues to this day; dignitaries arriving at Shannon Airport are still welcomed with a warm cup of Irish Coffee. Want to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style? Try this authentic Irish Coffee Recipe:
Joe Sheridan's Original Irish Coffee
Preheat an Irish Coffee Mug using hot water. Try our Stout, Classic or Pedestal version of the mug. Pour freshly brewed coffee into the mug; add sugar and whiskey. Top with cream.
With nearly a century of experience, Filicori Zecchini is a pillar of the Italian espresso scene. This isn't a company that simply adheres to the Italian espresso tradition; it can be argued that Filicori Zecchini actually had an active hand in creating said traditions. Europeans and residents of the Middle East have made Filicori Zecchini's award winning blends a staple for years, indulging in the famed espresso at the company's flagship cafes as well as in the home. Now, Filicori Zecchini has made its specialty coffees available to the US, where Americans are sure to be enchanted with its exceptional blends.
Filicori Zecchini was established in Bologna, Italy in 1919. With the aftermath of World War I as a backdrop, Aldo Filicori and Luigi Zecchini set out to perfect the art of Italian espresso. What the two created has endured the test of time; Filicori Zecchini has remained true to its heritage to this day and still operates under the leadership of the original founding family.
As one of Italy's oldest roasters, Filicori Zecchini is also among the most revered. It is one of the few to companies to earn the prestigious Italian Espresso National Institute certification. Among other things, the Institute requires that the espresso be a blend of several origins and deliver thick, caramel-colored crema. The aroma must have overtones of chocolate, fruit, flowers and toast; the scent has to linger for several seconds to a minute before dissipating. The blend also has to be well rounded in order to earn certification. Many of Filicori Zecchini's premier espressos have earned the distinction of being certified by the Italian Espresso National Institute.
Coffee and Espresso
Whole bean espresso is the heart and soul of most roasters and Filicori Zecchini is no exception. Its premium blends are created from carefully selected Indian, Brazilian and other South American beans. Filicori Zecchini individually roasts each origin separately to preserve the flavor profiles of each region and protect the integrity of the espresso. What you get, as a result, are blends where all the flavor characteristics of each coffee are intact and distinguishable from one another. Along with multiple origins, Filicori Zecchini also combines Arabica and Robusta beans to give its espresso impressive crema.
There are four Filicori Zecchini whole bean espressos to choose from: Blend N.1, Gran Crema Delicato, Gran Crema Forte and Kave Decaffeinato. Of the four, Gran Crema Delicato is the most refined and subdued; Blend N.1 is the boldest, making it ideal for cutting through the milk in cappuccinos and lattes. Gran Crema Delicato has light notes of chocolate, vanilla and toasted grains, making it a fine choice for after-dinner espresso. Blend N.1, on the other hand, is an unabashedly bold espresso that is perfect for early mornings; it can also work to balance milk-based beverages. Gran Crema Forte is Filicori Zecchini's middle-of-the-road blend; complex aromas and a medium acidity makes this a great anytime espresso. For those who are sensitive to caffeine, Kave Decaffeinato is a solid choice. It's full-flavored and aromatic without the caffeine content to keep you up at night.
For drip coffee drinkers, Gran Crema Delicato and Gran Crema Forte are also available as ground coffee. Filicori Zecchini also offers a pre-ground version of its flagship Kave blend, a dark roast with surprisingly sweet nuances. If you're looking for convenience, check out Filtro, a bold and balanced drip coffee that comes in individually packaged bags.Not sure where to start, we've got two samplers—a whole bean and a ground coffee collection to give you a taste of Filicori Zecchini's most beloved blends. We're very excited to introduce Filicori Zecchini products in the US and hope you'll have a chance to try them out for yourself.
Whole Latte Love is the very first company to offer these outstanding Espresso Italiano Certified espressos from Filicori Zecchini in the United States and we couldn't be more excited! With individually roasted origins and amazing crema, flavors and aromas, these blends are sure to top your list of favorite espressos. Try them and you will never want the incredible, lingering aftertaste to end. Watch our video to see us brew shots and learn more about the characteristics of each of these blends.
This video features us brewing with the Filicori Zecchini Gran Crema Delicato. Imported directly from Italy and certified by the Italian Espresso National Institute, this coffee features notes of chocolate, vanilla, and toasted grain. Enjoy.
|Taste Notes||Chocolate, vanilla & toasted grain|
|Finish Notes||Lingering & Sophisticated|
|Best For Brewing|
|Species||Arabica & Robusta|
|Package Size||6 of 2.2lb Bags|
|Country Of Origin||Brazil, South America & India|
|Country Imported From||Italy|
|Social & Environmental|
|Italian Espresso National Institute Certified||Yes|
|Customer Review||5 Stars|
Rated 5 out of 5
Has owned for:
More than 1 year
The flavor is slightly fruity w/ a finish note of chocolate. It is smooth which means it doesn't overpower your taste buds, but it is strong enough to taste the coffee in a mixed drink. The crema is consistently thick. For comparison, Fillicori, Lavazza and Illy. I like the Filicori better than of Lavazza, but not by much. And I like the Illy a lil' better than Fillicori, but the cost is a little too much for Illy. So Filicorri is my go-to coffee
Taste and value of product
Dont burn it with too hot of water.
everything. But espresso shots are awesome
Rocket Giotto and an Aero Press
Rated 5 out of 5
Has owned for:
1 - 6 months
Coffee is very subjective. I've read many reviews on different coffee brands to try to get a real sense of the quality and flavor of coffee. Most of the coffee reveiws say something like "It is our favorite" or "the best I've had", but that doesn't really help when you are looking for a specific flavor. So, here is my attempt at clarifying Filicory Zecchini Gran Crema Delicato: It is a dark roast, which is what most peple prefer for espresso and press coffee. The flavor is more of a chocolate flavor as apposed to a fruity flavor. It is smooth which means it doesn't overpower your taste buds, but it is strong enough to taste the coffee flaveor in a mixed drink (mocha, cappuccino, etc...). The crema is consistantly thick. For comparison, I have tried Lavazza and Illy (dark roast). I like the Filicori better that Lavazza, but not by much, and I like the Illy better, but the cost is a little too much for Illy. So Filicorri is my go-to coffe. I've purchases ~10 2.2 lbs. bags and plan to continue to do the same.
Flavor is smooth and strong.
Expobar Brewtus IV-R / Baratza Vario grinder
yes, the best I've experienced.
Rated 5 out of 5
Has owned for:
1 - 6 months
My wife and I have tried several different beans, this has to be one of out favorites. As my wife says she looks forward to the mornings now so she can have her latte.
Rated 5 out of 5
Has owned for:
Less than 1 month
Excellent aroma, flavor and creme. I consider myself a big coffee bean snob, I appear to be wearing off on to my wife, she really enjoyed this bean as well. We have tried a couple few local roasted beans and so far she prefers this brand over them. Would highly recommend.
Flavor and Creme
After tasting this bean I have become "spoiled" for anything else! I am now an official "coffee snob" !
Excellent color, taste and aroma deservedly it carries the Certified Italiano seal. Unbelievably smooth, drinking straight shots of espresso is a special treat. I have tried many different brands of coffee none as enjoyable as this. Highly recommend.
Truly wonderful with a complex flavor. My favorite so far. Reminds me of an Italian coffee shop. I brew it in a Jura Capresso super automatic.
using with a DeLonghi magnifico. my new favorite. excellent taste and crema.
Zecchini Gran Crema Delicato is by far one of the best beans that I have used. The crema that is produced surpases any other bean I have used so far. It has a full body with unique aromas. Highly recommend it!
We received the Filicori Zecchini Sampler Pack with the Gran Crema Delicato, Gran Crema Forte, and Blend No. 1 about a week ago. They are all outstanding with a full-bodied taste. We use a Breville conical burr grinder and a Bodum coffee press. The coffee is amazing. We love the Lavazza coffees and the Filicori Zecchini coffees rank in the same category. They are all fabulous! Real coffee lovers will not be disappointed.
I have been wanting a sweeter/less bitter bean. I've been using Lavazza Super Crema and have tried several others in the past. I liked the Super Crema but I thought I could find something better. Eric recommended this new bean and I just loaded it up today and tried it out. Wow! Ridiculous amounts of crema and fabulous tasting coffee. Totally love it. Thanks Eric you were spot on!
For the past year I've been searching endlessly for the perfect coffee bean. I've tried myriads of blends from a roaster in OH, with their beans coming from numerous coffee producing countries. Never really being sure whether I should get the beans in a French or Vienna Roast or a Full City Blend, I became more confused every time I placed another order. A month ago when I was ordering a Rancilio Rocky grinder to complement my Silvia Expresso Machine, Eric Black gave me a heads up that a new bean would soon be available. He was so confident after hearing my odyssey, he knew their latest arrival; Filicori Zecchini would be the incomparable bean I've been looking for all this time. Eric was absolutely correct, it's the best coffee I've ever tasted and am truly enjoying every cup I have while thanking him profusely. My pursuit has finally ended and believe me I could go on and on about its description but in short the Filicori Gran Crema Delicato has an exquisite lingering aftertaste. It's very smooth, you won't find it to be bitter but will note a hint of chocolate with lots of crema. You'll enjoy this coffee, search no further, it's superb!
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