I have been drinking the Lavazza super crema made in my Jura capresso ENA4. I am looking to try something bolder. Any suggestions?
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For those who want a robust espresso without the bitter aftertaste. A superior coffee with a thick, rich crema. Made from an 80/20 Arabica/Robusta blend. Available in 2.2lb whole bean bags. You can also purchase cases containing 6 bags. As an alternative to espresso, Lavazza Super Crema can also be used in your drip coffee maker.
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.
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.
I often talk about my Gaggia Platinum Vision espresso machine and the drinks that it can produce. One important factor in creating the “perfect” cup of coffee is the bean used in the machine. One of my favorite coffees is Lavazza Super crema , which true to its name produces the thickest crema on my espresso shots. Lavazza is known for being Italy’s favorite coffee, a tradition which began in 1895 with Luigi Lavazza.
The organization has grown to include four production plants all operating in Italy:
Each year, the Lavazza Group buys over two million bags of green coffee from over 50 countries, in accordance to strict quality standards. The Lavazza factory includes two storage towers with 134 silos containing different varieties of coffee. Storage capacity is 5,000 tons. The green coffee is loaded automatically through bag-cutters or tanks and is then sorted to remove powder, stones or other foreign matter.The Laboratory:
As the green beans arrive to the Lavazza plant, they are first processed in the laboratory. The green beans are checked and tests are performed on each batch to access quality. The laboratory is responsible for selecting the beans, creating the blends, defining and checking the quality standards of the batches of the green coffee that have been purchased.The Art of Roasting:
The utmost attention is given, to determine the body and acidity level of the bean, which determines the flavor of the beverage in the cup. The beans undergo a metamorphosis in the roasting phase: high temperatures have a direct result on the aroma to the bean. Here is a look at the results:
After roasting, any broken or damaged beans are discarded. Another important phase is the grinding of the beans. The grinding process can have an impact on the overall quality of the cup of coffee produced. The Lavazza plant grinds between 4,409 and 6,613 lbs of roasted coffee per hour. The process includes applying micrometric adjustments to guarantee each batch is specifically ground based on how the coffee will be brewed.Packaging:
After roasting, the product is removed from the roaster and is quickly treated again to remove bits of coffee. Prior to being vacuum-packed in bags with one-way valves, samples are tested to ensure product meets all performance expectations. The product is then placed into the appropriate packaging for the specific type of coffee to be retailed including:
With over 110 years in the business and still innovating, Lavazza has maintained its position as Italy’s favorite coffee. If you have not had an opportunity to taste a Lavazza blend, I would suggest treating yourself to one of these fine coffees. I hope you also find a favorite for your kitchen.Tracy
|Taste Notes||Robust smoky sweet, fruity notes|
|Finish Notes||Hint of hazelnut|
|Palate Notes||Light-to-medium body|
|Best For Brewing|
|Drip & Espresso||Yes|
|Species||Arabica & Robusta|
|Package Size||6 of 2.2lb Bags|
|Country Of Origin||Brazil, Central America & Indonesia|
|Country Imported From||Italy|
|Customer Review||4.6 Stars|
Rated 5 out of 5
Has owned for:
Less than 1 month
Its a very refreshing coffee, not very strong but just beautiful to look at and the smell is amazing. I prefer my coffee a bit less bitter and this does the trick. Usually i get hurt burn but not with this coffee. My favorite to date.
The color and taste
More Italian flavor, reminds me of Venice when I was there.
Latte, Shots etc.
Rated 5 out of 5
Has owned for:
More than 1 year
Its soooo Gooooood:) Makes a great cup of espresso/coffee. But It all depends on a persons taste buds and likes and dislikes. I say try them all to find what you like and love. Lavazza Super Crema is so smooth and tasty, w/ lingering back notes of hazelnut. Great crema is always a plus too. Great espresso and coffee, One of my favorites I also prefer some other beans Illy(med/dk roast), (but pricey). Fillicori Gran Delicato and Forte, and Lavazza Super Crema, Gran Riserva, and Gold. But again, these are what my taste buds like. Yours might and probably will be different. But you can't go wrong w/ any of the above listed. Happy coffee hunting. And that's what its all about. Trying new things or you could miss out on something wonderful. Food, Coffee, Wine, Beer, Whisky, Travel, Local Stuff, etc, etc, etc... Just enjoy life. And not many things better than a nice espresso in the morning to start your day off:) I hope this helped. Have a wonderful day, week, month, year, and life:)
Gotta try it
Everything but shots are wonderful:)
Rocket Giotto or Aero Press
Rated 4 out of 5
Has owned for:
More than 1 year
This is a great coffee for Super Automatic, just bought a Gaggia Brera and what a combo!
The Crema and smooth flavor
use it alot
latte, espresso, mocha
oh yesss! like whipped cream
Rated 4 out of 5
Has owned for:
More than 1 year
When I bought my Saeco a freind recomended this coffee and I have been hooked since. I like a bolder coffee and this is a great mix of smooth with flavor. A must try for a coffee lover like me.
Rated 4 out of 5
Has owned for:
Less than 1 month
Just broke out the Lavazza Super Crema and gave it a try in my month-old espresso machine. Compared to other coffees I've tried in my machine, I too feel the Lavazza Super Crema is a very good value and holds its own against my other favorites. I'm relatively new to good espresso and haven't developed the taste buds and vocabulary to meaningfully describe the taste, but I can say that, while it's very different from another favorite of mine - Segafredo Zanetti Ho.Re.Ca. - it's pleasant to drink and not bitter at all.
Value and taste
espresso, latte, capuccino
Rated 4 out of 5
Has owned for:
More than 1 year
Honestly the best cup of espresso for the money by a lot.
Espresso, Latte, Mocha, Americano...
Gaggia Super Auto
One of my favorites, a solid standby! If you're switching from Starbucks, try mixing these beans with Starbucks Espresso Roast.
Best coffee for crema, best coffee for a super automatic machine. Dry taste, superior quality bean.
I think this is a good all around espresso. I find it to be mild and a crowd pleaser for regular coffee drinkers. We keep this in rotation at ll times. It's a nice break from some of the others with more bite. A very nice creama on top...of course.
Lavazza Super Crema is the only brand of coffee I drink. It has a smooth taste and is never bitter. Mild for everyday use. You will find that you will not drink any other coffee after drinking this. I use a semi auto machine which works great.
This is an amazing coffee, we use it in our superautomatic espresso machine at work and pump out 10-20 shots a day. We cant order it fast enough! Everyone likes it, very smooth, great crema, and not bitter at all!
This is by far the best bean for automatic espresso machines! I'm on my second order of 3 bags from Whole Latte Love, paired with my Jura Capresso F7 machine, and each cup is a consistent, flavorful, beautiful pour. Do yourself a favor and order this today from Whole Latte Love! P.S., there's no tax and no shipping to CA.
This is my absolute favorite coffee brand and bean. Simply opening the bag makes my mouth water. The aroma in all forms: pre-grind, during grind, and during brewing is smooth, rich, flavorful, and delicious. I've got the page for 3 x 2.2 lb. bags bookmarked for fast reorders when I start running out. If you haven't tried Super Crema, order a bag NOW.
Good all around coffee especially milk drinks like cappuccino and lattes... also good on it's own. I think most people would like this blend.
We have a Gaggia Symphony Digital Automatic espresso machine (which we love). Over the last year or so, we switched to the Lavazza Super Crema brand. Both my wife, Linda, and I are very impressed with the smooth character of the SC flavor. We have no problem giving this brand our highest recommendation!
I use a super automatic machine and we love this coffee!! Smooth with no bitterness. Great crema. Beans are not oily which our machine recommends.
I love the Lavazza Super Crema Espresso. I use a Rancilio Silvia espresso machine and a Rocky Dosserless grinder. It has great crema and its smooth and sweet. I am able to pull a fantastic shot. The espresso machine and the grinder play a major part of the final product. When I have used this coffee in one of my other espresso machines including a Saeco super automatic, I found it a little weak as well.
We spend a Lot od time in Italy and the Lavazza brand is the coffee most often served. Super crema is mooth, never bitter, rich. This is all we have drank for more than 5 years when at home. Try it and you will become a fan!
This is a delicious and smooth coffee, but surprisingly mild tasting for us who are not used to the lighter, less burned beans. I initially thought I was not using enough beans or needed to adjust the grind or water volume. After doing much testing and comparing, I realized that it is simply the bean that is different. Great flavor but much lighter than the average, American roast. The more I drink it, the more I enjoy it.
Espresso, Cafe Americano, Latte
Superautomatic Jura S9 One Touch
I have tried a variety of different blends of coffee but this one is my favorite. Smooth and rich with no bitterness. Excellet
I make an eight shot latte every morning and that is all I need.
I am relatively new to home coffee but this has everything I was looking for; Crema and flavor without the bitterness or aftertaste. The best yet!
All the above
The best balanced, smoothest espressos I've tasted. The other Lavazza products are very good, but this is my personal favorite. Will also put Illy medium roast in my machine if I'm in the mood for a bit of a change, however this is my staple. Espresso, gelato, pasta, and tomatoes are the 4 major food groups in Italy! Could live on the first two for months!
Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte
Saeco Incanto Sirius
Good crema, however not quite as thick as a Nespresso Roma. Probably due to the higher pressure of the Nespresso C100 than the Saeco machines.
This is great stuff. It goes down easy, and it doesn't even upset an empty stomach! Incredibly smooth, very flavorful, and NO BITTER, BURNT aftertaste (can anyone say Starbucks?....oops...can I say that on here??....LOL). Far superior to Pienaroma, and Top Class. Far superior to anything else on the market. Lavazza holds its own.
All of them, Americano, Espresso, Latte, Cappucino, Macchiato. We do not use syrups at all.
La Cimbali M1
Oh God yes. This is by far the best tasting espresso I've ever had, hands down. It's what we use in our machines here. We use Top Class, Super Crema, and Deko. Super Crema is my favorite. I can honestly say I have never had a better tasting espresso ANYWHERE (the only other brand I'll buy is Illy)
Lavazza is great tasting
A great tasting coffee that isn't bitter. I've tried a bunch of the other Lavazza roasts and don't like them. I've had guests over and they didn't like them (too bitter). I like this one though. It's smooth and has a great taste.
My wife and I finally pulled the trigger and purchase an automatic espresso machine. We got the super crema with the start package. We have been disappointed the strength of the espresso. We have used up to six one oz shots in half a cup and still thought the favor was weak. The coffee isn't bitter and has a descent favor it is just whimpy.
After drinking around fifty 3 lb bags of super crema I cant find a reason to switch, always a smooth expresso never bitter like starbucks. Used to buy from a local roaster but these beans are never oily and are never bitter.
Gaggia Titanium SS
we make a house blend of 1/2 lavazza beans and 1/2 starbucks beans. Love the blend!
espresso, latte, mocha
I found this to be a little weak for lattes. The flavor was so-so and tasted like something I would get at a mediocre restaurant. I prefer Illy - silky, smooth and flavorful - and Java Joe's Espresso roast bold and full of flavor. Both of these are much better for lattes.
This is by far the best crema experience I have had. While I am still fine tuning my grinder I am so impressed with the strength of the espresso, frothy golden crema, and lack of bitterness. A great blend I will come to again and again. This is also perfect for those who are just starting out whether it is straight espresso or lattes. This is the best. One word of caution: After experiencing the Super Crema, if you switch to anything else, you will be let down!
I had a double espresso shot with some sugar and small amount of frothed milk.
Super-Automatic (Saeco Italia)
I have never seen crema so good. It was so rich I thought I was making a mistake.
This is the best tasting bean I have tried. The crema is amazing. It also has a great kick to it. The taste is perfect with an amazing after taste. My wife an I just LOVE IT!!!!!
YES The Best
A very good coffee without too much bitterness. Not harsh. Nice, with low aftertaste. Brews great every time. Beans must be finely ground in order to produce the right crema (made the mistake of not grinding it fine enough). Would buy again.
Gaggia Carezza Semi-Automatic
I really like it becuase it does not have a strong bitter aftertaste but still have a good caffeine kick :)
Espresso with light cream and sugar and cold Latte's for me. Straight Espressos for my husband.
Super Automatic Gaggia
have tried illy and java joes so far but keep coming back to lavazza super crema
THE BEST !!
I used this SAME coffee when I lived in Germany. I got hooked but fast. I have used it to make espresso, latte's, and plain crema coffee with a little sugar. Yummy! An added bonus was it does give a nice buzz. I can't tell you how much hobbies sewing, gardening and housework I got done drinking LaVazza Super Crema. Now, I bring some to work, make a nice strong pot. Pretty soon, everyone is talking and laughing and getting the work done! Great stuff. Will order again and again. Thanks WLL !!
Had a Starbucks Barista, but broke a while back. Will be ordering a Gaggia Syncrony Compact Digital pretty soon. Can't wait to try it out with the LaVazza Super Crema. I got projects to work on here.
Will wait and see.........
The best of the four beans we have tried so far (this one, Lavazza Grand Espresso, Illy, and Malabar Gold). Very rich flavor that blends in well (& does not overwhelm) if you decide to make flavored drinks. Super Crema is now the only bean we use in our machine.
Latte (plain & flavored), Mocha, Americano
Gaggia Syncrony Compact Digital (Super Auto)
This is my favorite coffee i've tasted, It has a strong taste that is very good. It also has a lot of caffeine, which is just what i need to get me going in the morning.
Espresso, Latte, and cappuccino
For my machine and preference settings (Capresso C1500 Super Automatic, Hi-Temp, Finest Grind Setting, Extra-Strong [more coffe per shot], 1 oz.), the Lavazza Super Crema (the only Lavazza I've tried so far) produces a thick, rich and moderately long-lasting Crema, and a very full-bodied, rich, deep, "chocalate-y", never-bitter shot that is very satisfying, special and compelling. It has trumped all the other beans I have tried so far in all the mentioned qualities. I've given it a "5", rather than a "6", as I haven't yet tasted the "better" Lavazza blends. Other beans I've tried: Whole Latte Love's Malabar Gold, Illy, various Peets blends, various local blends.
Capresso C1500 Super Automatic
Yes - Good to Very Good (light brown, sometimes with darker swirls).
My favorite of all the Lavazza coffees. Smooth taste, no bitterness, solid crema. Doesn't have the oily residue that some brands have, that makes the beans stick in the hopper (Like the Java Joes that I tried, and, unfortunately, the present Blue Jamaica that I am going through). Highly recommended.
Latte, Crema Coffee
Absolutely no bitterness. Even my wife, who is not an espresso lover, and who used to only use a drip coffee-maker, is using Super Crema in a French Press - and just loves its smooth consistent taste. It makes a great shot every time with perfect crema.
espresso, americanos, lattes
Manual espresso & French press
Very exquisite coffee. Creamy, smooth, and never bitter. This is definately a sipping espresso.
I brew espresso several times a day and I drink it straight.
The coffee produces the best crema ever.
I have tried a number of beans. Illy for instance, I found dry and one dimensional, and expensive. I keep coming back to Lavazza for that Italian café experience, and the super crème delivered. Rich and robust without being overpowering. Fine alone or with milk. Its a fantastic bean I will buy again.
Espresso, Espresso Machiato
Ample rich caramel colored crème.
This stuff is awful. I knew I made a mistake when I opened the package and saw how light the beans were. Then I made a double shot of espresso and wasn't surprised to see no crema. I couldn't even taste the stuff in my latte. What a waste of money. The only other beans I've tried from this sight was Java Joe's espresso, which was so much better. Dark beans, good aroma and crema, and a taste that really came through in a latte. It was also nice to have a resealable package for the beans. I know there are other Lavazza blends, but my experience with this blend was so bad that I think I'll look elsewhere.
Absolutely. I am very impressed with the quality of the brew.
My first cup of Lavazza Super Crema was incredible. Then, with minor adjustment to my machine -- it was flawless. Great Crema. Smooth rich flavor.
Super Automatic - Capresso F9
So far this is the best whole bean espresso roast we have found for our semi-automatic espresso machine. We love the flavor that Lavazza Super Crema imparts to our two-a-day latte habit...We are very pleased with the pricing so we purchased a case this past week. Free shipping is great but if the longest route possible is going to be taken to achieve this, better packaging practices should be considered. By the time we received the package the box had taken quite a beating-as had the product.
I bought a Jura Capressa ENA 4 from you 5 months ago. I use Lavazza Coffee and have been for 3 years with my previous Saeco machine, which of the theis blends has the dryest beans so that my machine will not clog with oil.I have been told by your sales people that Lavazza coffees are ok to use in my machine.
Thanks for your help and concern in this matter.
PS I like Lavazza coffees and hope to continue with them,
I also like the ENA 4, the Saeco was a bummer.
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