Any coffee connoisseur will tell you that Italian coffee is the best - but what is it that makes it so good?
First and foremost, good beans make good coffee. Italian coffees are based on the full flavoured Arabica bean expertly blended with stronger Robusta beans to create a range of perfect espressos that will suit any taste.
Roasting is also important. Each type of bean needs to be roasted for exactly the right amount of time to create the rich brown, almost oil-free coffee Italians love. The Italian coffee roaster is a master craftsman. He knows his beans and takes great care to roast each batch perfectly. Once roasted, the beans are allowed to air cool so they retain their flavour until they are ground and brewed.
How the coffee is ground and stored is also important. Italians prefer to use grinders with wheels to produce a more thoroughly ground bean. Usually the coffee is ground immediately before brewing to keep the flavour fresh but, for those who like to brew their coffee at home, freshly ground beans are vacuum-sealed to lock in the flavour.
Luckily, you don’t have to travel all the way to Italy to get the authentic taste of Italian coffee. All Espressopedia coffee is lovingly created by a coffee merchant based in Padua, near Venice, close to the spot where European coffee was first brewed. He is passionate about his coffee and it’s a delight to visit him and sample the new blends and flavours he has crafted. When you buy our compatible coffee pods and capsules, beans, or ground coffee, you can be sure you're getting the very best Italy has to offer. Want to know the history of Italian Coffee? Read our previous blog post here.