A famous blend used by top chefs around the world is now available for in-home use in either whole bean or ground coffee. Arabica beans are electronically selected and slowly roasted in 3 different degrees: "Normale" (delicate aroma, lighter aftertaste), "Scuro" (dark roast), or Decaf. Excellent for all espresso machines, as well as traditional American "drip" coffee machines. Cans are 8.8oz each and are vacuum sealed to maintain freshness. Available in lots of 1 or 2 cans, or case of 6.
|Aroma Notes:||Deep & complex|
|Taste Notes:||Balance of smokey & carmelized|
|Finish Notes:||Hint of bitters, chocolate|
|Palate Notes:||Full-bodied & slightly acidic|
|Roast Profile:||Dark, Full City, Scuro, French|
|Best For Brewing|
|Drip & Espresso:||Yes|
|Coffee + Milk Drinks:||Yes|
|Coffee + Liquor:||Yes|
|Species:||100 % Arabica|
|Package Size:||6 of 8.8oz Tins|
|Country Imported From:||Italy|
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|Customer Review:||5 Stars|
I have a Saeco XSmall and am having trouble finding something dark enough to suit my tastes that will hold up well in a latte. I bought 1 kilo of Lavazza Super Crema and couldn't be more disappointed with these beans.
Are these beans too oily to be used in a superautomatic espresso machine like mine? If so, can you make a recommendation for a darker roast bean that can be used in the superautomatic machines?
Illy's beans are fairly super-automatic friendly, and these are no exception. You should have no problem using these with your machine. As far as alternatives are concerned, I would suggest Filicori Gran Crema Forte--It's fairly darkly roasted and liked by those with similar tastes.