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Illy Cafe Espresso - Whole Bean Dark Roast

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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.


Flavor Notes
Aroma Notes: Deep & complex
Taste Notes: Balance of smokey & carmelized
Finish Notes: Hint of bitters, chocolate
Palate Notes: Full-bodied & slightly acidic
Roast Profile
Roast Profile: Dark, Full City, Scuro, French
Best For Brewing
Espresso: Yes
Drip & Espresso: Yes
Drip: Yes
Pour Over: Yes
French Press: Yes
Moka Pot: Yes
Coffee + Milk Drinks: Yes
Coffee + Liquor: Yes
Coffee Condition
Whole Bean: Yes
Coffee State
Regular Caffeine: Yes
Coffee Botanical
Species: 100 % Arabica
Coffee Packaging
Container: Tin
Container Size: 8.8oz
Package: Case
Package Size: 6 of 8.8oz Tins
Coffee Type
Blend: Yes
100% Arabica: Yes
Coffee Origin
Where Roasted: Italy
Country Imported From: Italy
Social & Environmental
Sustainably-grown: Yes
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?

Answer by Sanfam:

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.


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