Gourmet Italian Roast Coffee Beans
For Truly Authentic Italian Espresso Blend

italian-roast-coffee-beansIf, you are losing your sleep because of your regular cups of coffee at work, then switching on to gourmet Italian roast coffee will ensure that you get enough sleep at night, in spite of your multiple dosage of drinks.

Popular, owing to its strong color and dark flavor, the gourmet Italian coffee traces its origin, way back in the 1500s, when the Turks were the chief producer and exporter of coffee.

History of Italian Coffee

Even though, Italy is hardly the place where coffee was invented, it is the Italian roast coffee culture that originated there. Italy, being the home of coffee aficionados, find it very hard to think of its nation, without this hot beverage treat.

Venice, in particular was the first European nation to have received this strange brew from some Venetian trade ship. As the Italian coffee shop entered Rome, the drink got condemned by some fanatic priests as the drink of Devil, as it is the primary beverage of Islam. However, quite overcoming this thought, the Christians have not hesitated to partake in drinking this hellish brew.

Types of Gourmet Italian Coffee

Italian coffee drinks are usually smaller in quantity and stronger in comparison to their American counterparts. The typical Italian coffee types most commonly served in Italy are listed below:


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  • Espresso
  • Doppio
  • Ristretto
  • Caffe Americano
  • Macchiato
  • Corretto
  • Cappuccino
  • Cappuccino Chiaro
  • Cappuccino Scuro
  • Caffe' Latte
  • Latte Macchiato
Specialty of Italian Coffee Beans

The unique taste of the Italian coffee bean makes the finest and some of the best coffee in the world because of its quality and the art of roasting. Italian roast coffee primarily uses beans of Arabica variety, which is full of aroma and low on caffeine content.

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Disaronno Liqueur
Used in Amaretto Mix

The most favorite authentic Italian espresso blend is Arabica. Depending upon the taste of different regions, Arabica is blended with Robusta beans to create the very favorite and strong imported Italian espresso blends.

Though Robusta has high caffeine content, the expresso blend is liked by people from the South due to their preference for strong and heavy blends.

Gourmet Italian coffee is more of a fuel to the taste buds than the body. Made from selective blends of Italian coffee beans like Arabica, South American and Central American, this beverage is best savored and sipped.

Italian Amaretto Coffee

Amaretto blend is a very popular beverage among the Italians. The infusion is prepared by mixing amaretto (sweet flavored liquor made from almond or apricot) with a regular cup of coffee. Sometimes, it is brewed with a bit of cognac for the intoxicating feeling.

Who makes the finest Italian roast coffee beverages? Existing throughout Europe for over 100 years, Lavazza Italian coffee blends are loved by connoisseurs. The company has opened quite a number of cafeterias across Europe.

Final Advice

A cup of authentic Italian roast coffee is best made in a genuine Italian coffee pot. Also referred to as Moka, these pots come with a built-in filter for easy coffee making.

To enjoy the full aroma and flavor of a cup of bona fide Italian coffee, sip it slowly while allowing the essence to spread through your taste buds and rejuvenate your senses.

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Updated November 21, 2010