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Lavazza Crema e Aroma - Whole Bean 2.2 pound

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Lavazza Crema e Aroma is a creamy and aromatic coffee blend with delicious aroma, smooth flavor and consistent long-lasting crema. Lavazza's premium coffee blends Central and South American Arabicas with select Robustas from Africa to create a full-flavored coffee.
Lavazza Crema e Aroma - Whole Bean 2.2 pound

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Lavazza Crema e Aroma is a creamy and aromatic coffee blend with delicious aroma, smooth flavor and consistent long-lasting crema. Lavazza's premium coffee blends Central and South American Arabicas with select Robustas from Africa to create a full-flavored coffee.

  • 2.2 pounds Premium Whole Bean Espresso Roast
  • Imported from Italy

How Does it Compare?

The nose knows! Smells great as soon as you snip open this big ol' bag of beans. As a drip brewing prep it is smooth and easy drinking with a light acidity and a barely detectable hint of cinnamon and campfire. Play with grind size until you get a balanced flavor. It took us a few tries and a finer grind than we anticipated using the drip method.

Tips and Tricks

How fast do you go through 2.2 pounds of coffee beans? You may consider a set of Airscape canisters to keep things fresh!

Manufacturer Lavazza
Product Weight (lbs.) 2.2000
Roast Level Shades Shade: Medium Dark Brown | Names: Viennese, Full City, Light French, Espresso
Size 2.2 pounds

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Lavazza Crema e Aroma - Whole Bean 2.2 pound
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Dan A asked: Hi everyone!

On many of the forums, there have been rave reviews over the crema produced by this bean but little information on the equipment used and the storage of the beans.

1. 1 kilo of coffee beans is a pretty chunky volume that is going to last a while. I'm thinking of getting an airscape canister along with my first order of these beans, but would like hearing how others have addressed the storage issue first.

2. I would especially like to hear the experiences with this product from those that have used this product with the Saeco Aroma espresso machine and/or the Baratza Encore grinder (or comparable equipment) ?

Many thanks,
Dan
Jun 12, 2013
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James A W: Dan,

I use an AirScape and I have purchased this Lavzazza product in the past. Beyond that, my first good Espresso Machine was a Saeco Aroma.

I will address of each of your questions in order.

1. An Airscape canister does a good job of keeping your beans fresh, but nothing keeps beans fresh forever. Also, because the Airscape gets coated with Coffee Bean oil, you need to clean all the parts about once a month to keep everything tasting good. As a general rule, it is best not to buy too much coffee all at once, but I have purchased large amounts too just to save some money.

2. This Lavazza blend is a little on the earthy side. Depending on your desired taste, you may like an earthy taste, but I really like a coffee that delivers a slightly sweet taste. I used these beans to both make espresso and drip coffee and it does a pretty good job for both methods.

The Saeco Aroma is a great machine for the price. I have tried several Lavazza coffees with the Aroma and my favorites were the pre-ground Espresso Brick and the Il Perfeto products.

The main reason I upgraded to something else was the slow speed of steaming milk. For Espresso and Americanos, this machine is great. If you dislike temperature surfing or waiting a long to time make espresso drinks, you may want to upgrade to a better machine. Of course, a better espresso machine may require a better grinder.

Hope this helps.
Jun 13, 2013
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Vince: Hi Dan,
My wife & I loved the Lavazza crema- nice smooth flavor with wonderful crema. We placed the beans in the "airscape" canister- seemed to hold up well for 2-3 weeks. In fact, we ended up purchasing a total of 4 containers- they are really nice; I took one to work to keep my almonds fresh.

We purchased a Jura J9 in February- seems like I am drinking a lot more coffee/espresso now because it tastes so good. My wife use to go to Starbucks 3-4x a week - not any more. Enjoy your machine and just try different beans until you find the ones you really enjoy. So, far we've purchased 6 or so different varieties from Seattle coffee gear- they do a fabulous job with shipping and they keep you updated on the tracking of your order. Although there is no free shipping to Hawaii, we continue to exclusively do business here. Good luck & have fun!

Vince
Jun 14, 2013
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Phu L: I've purchased and used several bags of the Crema e Aroma on my Saeco Syntia Cappuccino and it is by far my new favorite bean. It produces a great deal of crema along witth a buttery and smooth note. It's not acidic just very smooth and creamy. I store mine in an airtight kitchen container and we go through a bag every 2-3 weeks. I have not found that there is an big difference in flavor and aroma from the first cup to the last but that just may be my palate.
If you like a rich, creamy, and flavorful expresso without a lot of acidity you will not be disappointed by this Lavazza.
Jun 13, 2013
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Kelly W: I just keep mine in an airtight jar from target (we actually go through a bag in 2 weeks or so, so long term storage is not really an issue for us).

I use it with my Saeco Incanto (which I've had for 5 years - my previous Saeco is still going strong after 9 years - it's seriously never missed a beat, we only got a new one when we moved countries with non comparable power). I haven't had it through any other machine but I like it almost as much as I did the Grand Espresso which is my fav but is harder and harder to get in bulk without paying $30+ a bag.
Jun 14, 2013
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Hubert R: Hi,

We use a simple, air tight canister for these beans and we are quite satisfied with the result. For the two of us 1 kilo lasts about 3 weeks and we usually order 3 bags at a time to save on shipping cost. I would definitely recommend a sealed storage canister.

For grinding and brewing of these beans we use a Saeco Syntia which provides excellent results.

Hope that helps,

Hubert
Jun 14, 2013
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Joan A: I split the kilo into separate plastic degassing roaster bags. I have a Saeco, crema good, flavor not the best from these beans. I thought the qualitia rossa was better IMO. Jun 13, 2013
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John B: I store the whole beans in a "Food Saver" vacuum canister.

I use a Saeco Incanto machine and does a good job with these beans.
Jun 13, 2013
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Jack S: I have a Saeco super automatic which produces a very nice crema. We only use Lavazza. We just tightly close the bag. Jun 13, 2013
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Dan A asked: I wanted to say "thank You" to all those that responded.....greatly appreciated!

I guess the folks at SCG also owe you a thank you: I just placed an order for the Crema e Aroma
........and an Airscape
........and a set of cups I've been lusting after.

Thanks again!

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Jun 16, 2013
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Best coffee for espresso, worth the wait of having this shipped!

(Posted on 4/16/14)

great coffee

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Received Velton's Bonsai Blend espresso beans as a free gift when I purchased my Saeco Intelia espresso machine, and we love the coffee. My son could tell the difference right away. I will purchase the coffee. Perfect blend, perfect taste, just right.

(Posted on 11/7/13)

Super Enjoyable!

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I've been drinking coffee since graduating from high school. 1 or 2 cups a day, either an espresso or cappuccino size cups. Being from Europe, Lavazza is my favorite brand, although I've tried many others. I switch between the Super Crema, Grand Espresso, and Crema e Aroma. I have a DeLonghi Espresso Machine that uses whole beans and has 5 settings for the coffee output: extra strong, strong, regular, mild and extra mild. The Crema e Aroma is an excellent quality coffee beans, and the cup of coffee is exactly what it says: creamy and fragrant. If you have never had coffee before, this is a good one to start with. I have offered Crema e Aroma coffee to guests who liked it black and told me that when the coffee has such a good quality like that, you can easily drink it straight. People who have written a negative review for this brand must have prepared it poorly as there is not even one person of my circle who has ever disliked it. The price is unbeatable, as I used to buy it from an Italian grocer for $32 a bag (What a big difference, right?!) and the delivery was prompt. I used to order Lavazza from another vendor but this is the lowest ever price I've found. Thank you for your service!

(Posted on 10/29/13)

Don't buy!!!

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This coffee is a blend of 70% robusta & only 30% of arabica. I tossed it to the garbage can as soon as I saw it! You don't respect yourself and don't like the real coffee if you consume robusta beans! My fault I didn't research enough about this particular blend before buying it.

(Posted on 10/18/13)

Almost as good as the Rossa

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but I REALLY like the Rossa! I'm making my way through the Lavazzas in my YouBrew (too busy for press or espresso lately), starting with this and the Rossa. As drip coffee, the CeA smells incredible, and it tastes great as well, with a full flavor (even with cream and sugar) that is head and shoulders better than most of the coffee I've ever had. However, I think the Rossa does a better job following through with the depth and strength of flavor. If you spend more time with your nose in the cup enjoying the aroma than you actually do sipping your coffee, this may be the perfect bean for you.

(Posted on 9/20/13)

Great coffee and better taste

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Wonderful crema, excellent price and more important fast and excellent shipping and customer service.

(Posted on 9/11/13)

Tasty

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This was my first time ever buying Lavazza coffee. Price was good in my eyes, and coffee seamed pretty consistent. I would buy this again. Only made coffee with this - no espresso this time.

(Posted on 8/26/13)

Excellent Coffee

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After spending time in Europe enjoying espresso, I needed to upgrade my coffee at home. I found Seattle Coffee Gear online and headed there from NE Tacoma the day after my return from Germany. I was ready to spend some serious money. To my surprise, I was guided to the best coffee system for me at a quarter of the price I expected to pay.

Then, there was the coffee. Since my purchase, I have tried several kinds. This remains my favorite by far!

(Posted on 8/22/13)

excellent espresso roast

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A little strong or robust drunk alone, but excellent flavor with a little milk. i would like to know where the Italians get their beans though.

(Posted on 8/21/13)

Great Value

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Good flavor + good crema + good price = great value.

I'm about halfway through my first kilo and will be placing my replacement order (same product) tomorrow.

(Posted on 7/12/13)

Decent replacement for Gold Selection

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I started using this because SCG can no longer get the Lavazza Gold Selection. This is a really good coffee. Great flavor and aroma. I do wish it was a bit heavier on the Arabica but overall it's a good coffee for either iced for hot lattes.

(Posted on 7/8/13)

Not my favorite Lavazza coffee

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In the past, I have really liked the Lavazza coffee that I have purchased, but this coffee is not as good as some of the other Lavazza coffees I have ordered. The price is good and it does produce a lot of crema, but the taste and the aroma are not as good as I expected. It is not a bad coffee, but I won't be purchasing it again.

This coffee is mostly robusta so that might explain why I don't like it as much as other coffee blends.

(Posted on 3/26/13)

Good Coffee

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For Lavazza, i would give this coffee a 8.5/10. It is a bit acidic for my tastes, but when tamed by milk, still produces a great cup.

(Posted on 3/6/13)

Can you say crema!

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I really like this bean. Its not weak, great aroma and the crema is thick and delicious! Thank you Teri for recommending it to me!

(Posted on 2/2/13)

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