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. The Credentials 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.
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Filicori Zecchini Gran Crema Forte is a fine whole bean espresso, made in the Italian tradition. Coffee from India, Brazil other South American origins have been individually roasted to preserve the distinct flavor and aroma characteristics of their respective areas. Gran Crema Forte is a bold Arabica-Robusta blend with medium acidity and complex aromas. It has been certified by the Italian Espresso National Institute, which recognizes quality coffee and espresso. Filicori Zecchini Gran Crema Forte dark-roast whole bean coffee is available in 2.2lb bags.
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|Palate Notes:||Medium acidity|
|Best For Brewing|
|Species:||Arabica & Robusta|
|Package Size:||6 of 2.2lb Bags|
|Country of Origin:||Brazil, South America & India|
|Country Imported From:||Italy|
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|Italian Espresso National Institute Certified:||Yes|
|Customer Review:||5 Stars|
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.