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Italian Roast

Regular price $15.00

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Smoky and bittersweet with a creamy body.

Italian is our darkest roast. It features a smoky aroma, luxurious flavors of bittersweet chocolate, a plush and creamy body, almost bottomless depth, and a wonderfully lingering finish. It's as enticing as a walk through the narrow streets of Venice.

Fans of dark roasted coffees will love our bold rich Italian Roast.

INGREDIENTS: 100% Arabica Coffee Beans

Printable Coffee Report

ROASTERS NOTES:

“Italian” refers to a roast style rather than any particular origin of coffee. The telling characteristic of the coffee is the degree of roast applied to the coffee. It would be overly simplistic to say that darker roasts stay in the roaster for longer periods of time. The fact of the matter is you can have a “French” roast that finishes in ten minutes and you can have a light roast take 15 minutes. It is not necessarily about how much heat you have but more importantly it is how you apply it. 

Historically the farther south you travel in Europe the darker the roast profile becomes. Since Italy for the most part is further south than France, our “Italian” roast is our darkest roast here at Batdorf and Bronson. A telling attribute of our Italian roast is a lingering smoky quality. The coffee is sweet without being bitter or astringent on the finish which can be associated with much darker roasts. The coffee will have oils on the surface but should not be brittle or broken. 

ROAST PROFILE:

CUP CHARACTERISTICS:

A telling attribute of our Italian roast is a lingering smoky quality. The coffee is sweet without being bitter or astringent on the finish which can be associated with much darker roasts. Toasty flavors of toffee, chocolate, and oak fill this smooth bodied cup.

BREW RECOMMENDATIONS:

ESPRESSO

  • 18g In / 27g Out (1:1.5 ratio)
  • 24-26 seconds (adj. to taste)
  • 200 Fahrenheit
  • 9 Bar

BREWED COFFEE

  • 17g of water / 1g of coffee (adj. to desired brew strength)

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    OUR PROMISE

    When we find an exceptional coffee we buy it. Then the unroasted beans travel by land and by sea to the USA where our artisan roasters develop a custom roast profile for the coffee that best highlights its unique qualities. We pay farmers fairly and build relationships that last decades. More than 30 years of experience means we have an abundance of relationships with coffee producers that grant us access to the best coffee beans in the world.

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