The intensity of our Italian Roast demands beans that are strong enough to hold up, which is why we select only the best high-altitude coffees for their depth and density.
The vigorous flavors and balanced, complex aromas make for a boldly perfect cup that's poised between our signature Deep Roast and our French. Fresh roasted daily and shipped same day as roasted!
We think Italian Roast is excellent for espresso, especially for those who enjoy it with a darker roast — of course, the powerful, full-bodied flavor also comes to life nicely in a classic Italian stovetop coffee maker.
Our Italian Roast Blend is a delightful combination of flavor, such as hints of caramel essences with a full body of flavor similar to French roast coffee. If you enjoy dark roasted coffees that are high-quality, order our Italian Roast Coffee Blend.
This bold coffee blend was created by our Chief Roaster over five years ago; it has gained popularity among our customers as being one of the most flavorful blends we offer.
We darkly roast each small batch of 100% Arabica coffee bean varietals; each brew creates medium-bodied cup with hints of earthiness and sweet undertones. Italian is one of our darkest roasts; the beans are taken past second crack and exhibit oil popping off the surface of the rich roasted beans. Sweet and soft is my taste profile characterization. French vs Italian Roast: The naming convention is an east coast - west coast thing. Generally speaking, historically the US east coast roasters called their darkest roasts Italian. Conversely the west coast roasters called their darkest French. Some people enjoy this roast as espresso but we find it too dark for that method. Although if your espresso machine works at a relatively low temperature (~ 180F or less) you may find a roast this dark the way to go.