Lavazza Super Crema: QUICK OVERVIEW
Category: Coffee Maker
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How do you get going in the morning? If you're part of the growing trend, the first thing you do is switch the coffee maker on and start brewing your own cup of heaven. Facing the day becomes more manageable once you've had that first electric jolt of caffeine into your bloodstream.
Specialty coffee sales have risen dramatically over the past decade. According to the American National Coffee Association, 59% of the 400 million cups of coffee consumed each day is classified as “gourmet”.
This Lavazza Super Crema Whole Bean Espresso review has been compiled to help you decide which espresso blend might be right for you.
Lavazza Super Crema Espresso Review
Lavazza Coffee has been branded as Italy's favorite coffee. It is often in the conversation among who is who of best coffee beans.
The company has been in business for the past 120 years and prides itself on being one of the first producers to blend beans, bringing together the flavor and aroma of different coffee varieties. The beans are blended and roasted in Italy and from there sent to eager customers across the world.
The Lavazza Super Crema Espresso Blend is perfect for espresso but also hits the right note for cappuccinos and normal percolated coffee thanks to its smooth blend and the frothiness of its crema.
Who Is This Product For?
Espresso drinkers prefer their coffee in a small, single or double shot. Purists know that because of the concentration of the coffee, any acidity or bitterness of the coffee is exaggerated - smoothness and well-developed flavor is then of prime importance.
The Lavazza Super Crema is a medium roast blend that grinds finely and has an aroma of honey and almond for a mild and creamy espresso. If you prefer a very strong espresso, these beans might be too mild for your taste.
These Lavazza beans come in 2.2lb (1kg) silver foil bags.
Overview of Features
This blend is a combination of Natural Arabica, Indian Arabica and Robusta beans from Brazil, Columbia, Indonesia and also Vietnam.
Robusta coffee beans are used in almost 40% of global production because of their high caffeine content and ease of growth.
Arabica beans have more sugar content, which is most probably why they are so popular. This blend utilizes both these beans to balance their flavor, resulting in a well-balanced aroma, with honey and almond flavor.
The beans are medium-to-dark brown and evenly roasted. Unlike some other medium-roast beans, there is little to no oil on the beans, which means they will not clog your super automatic espresso machine.
To make an espresso, these beans need to be finely ground, but they can also be more coarsely ground for other coffee machines or French presses. In fact, the thick crema produced is ideal for cappuccinos.
You know you are in the presence of an espresso fanatic when they start discussing the crema of the coffee! Crema is simply the foam that forms on top of the coffee after it has been brewed under high pressure. As the water returns to normal pressure the chemicals are released in gas bubbles - adding another layer of flavor to the beverage.
How to Use
Espresso machines vary across the board; the best way to get the perfect espresso is to follow the instructions of the coffee maker. If your tap water is good enough to drink, you can use it to make espresso – otherwise use filtered water.
However, if you still don’t have the perfect cup, experiment with your machine until you find the perfect settings. Experimenting to get it right is half the fun of learning about coffee.
This blend is not just for espresso machines. If you don't have an espresso maker you can still make espresso in a French press (with coarsely ground beans), a drip machine (medium grind), or pour over (also a medium grind).
The Lavazza Super Crema is a mild espresso, and if you like your coffee milder but still with loads of flavor, it is the choice for you. But sometimes you need to try something else, either because yours is out of stock, or simply because you would like to experiment a little to find your personal best coffee beans.
If you want to try something different but want to stick with a brand you know, perhaps try the Lavazza Gold Selection Coffee. This blend makes full-bodied coffee with the fragrance of milk chocolate and just a hint of vanilla notes. Like the Super Crema, it has a lovely crema when freshly brewed.
The Lavazza Super Crema Espresso Blend is a mild, flavorful blend that does not have the usual bitterness associated with espresso beans and provides a flavorful coffee with a taste of cinnamon and honey. This espresso is the perfect combination of aroma and strength.