Classic Italian Espresso Blend


A classic Italian espresso flavour profile achieved without a super dark roast, so it's bean to cup coffee machine friendly, and it's delicious.

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Origin: Secret

Roast: Medium dark

Suitable for: Espresso, Filter, Cafetiere, Sage Coffee machines, Aeropress (espresso-style, standard non-inverted method)

Varietals: Secret (Arabica & Robusta blend).

Process: Natural

Classic Italian espresso, strong and satisfying with notes of dark chocolate, praline and caramel.

Bean to cup espresso machine users are often disappointed to discover that dark roasted beans aren't recommended for their machines, simply because their oils tend to lead to clogged burrs, which is an issue with most bean to cup coffee machines as they don't usually have removable burrs.

Fear not, if you love classic Italian espresso blends and you have a bean to cup coffee machine, these beans deliver the classic profile you'll love, without the potential damage to your machine.

How it Tastes

This is a classic satisfyingly traditional Italian espresso profile, punchy with dark chocolate, praline and caramel notes, and you can enjoy this coffee without worrying about clogging up your burrs, which is a big positive for bean to cup coffee machine users.

These beans aren't only great for bean to cup coffee machine users, of course, they'll work with all espresso machines paired with stand alone grinders, and integrated grinder espresso machines - and this is also a great blend for stove top & cafetiere.

Classic Arabica and Robusta Blend

This is a great example of the art of coffee blending, and goes to show that you don't necessarily have to use roast level to produce punchiness and intensity.

It's a blend of high quality Arabica and Robusta beans, which is the standard for Italian espresso blends, but the mix of the beans used leads to the satisfying punch, without having to roast quite to the same classic Italian dark roast profile.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 45 reviews
Its ok

Once I found a good ratio with the right temp I found I could get a good balanced espresso but one that seemed a tlittle bland and flat tasting it was lacking in flavour and tasted very dusty, it was certainly better used when making a milk based coffees.
I will note that this is not classically Italian as the the roast is not the common dark roast style roast you get in Italia, so its not the best for Italian style espresso but for milk coffees it is very nice. I'm not sure what % of Arabica to Robusta was used for this but I would guess the Robusta was about 10 to 15% as the crema was not that high compared to other Italian espresso blends I have used.


First off ....i must say that I'm a complete novice when it comes to "third wave " coffee .I bought a Sage Barista Express Impress a few weeks ago ...had a little bit of coffee knowledge but not a lot so the YouTube vids with Kev has been so helpful and my first bag of Coffee Works right from the glorious chocolaty aroma when opening to the pleasure of sipping the lovely espresso !
Thank you's to more bags of joy 😊

Lovely and fresh beans. Perfect for dialling in my first espresso machine

I was struggling to dial in my sage barista pro. I'd gone through 2 bags of beans from another roaster. I had been watching Kev's videos of the same machine and thought I'd get some of his beans. They were a bit more expensive but have been so much easier to dial in and have produced some tasty espresso. Next will be to try some of the other beans.

Ned B.
My favourite coffee

Great flavour, perfect entry coffee!

Andrew M.
Great Coffee & service

My first purchase, very helpful. Great coffee & will continue to order.

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