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Scroll through our exciting range of fresh coffee beans, that you can grind at your convenience. Buying whole coffee beans preserves the freshness of the roasting process, so an aromatic burst of flavour is released with every coffee drinking session. Explore our wide range of high quality Coffee with unique flavours, from honey fragrant to wood infusions. A delight for the passionate coffee lover.

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Barbaro Espresso Oro
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Barbaro Espresso Oro
1kg | Whole Bean | 01.2024
Product Code: 10393
20.46€ *
(20.46€ * / 1 kg)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10393

Roast Level: Dark Low-acid: Yes Strength: Balanced
Aroma: Chocolaty, Nutty
NEW
Alunni Luigina Dose
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Caffè Alunni LUIGINA
250g | Whole Bean | 04.2024
Product Code: 10896
7.90€ *
(31.60€ * / 1000 g)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10896

Roast Level: Medium Strength: Balanced
Aroma: Chocolaty, Malty, Nutty
NEW
Golden Brasil 1961 Organic
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Golden Brasil 1961 ORGANIC
1kg | Whole Bean | 04.2024
Product Code: 10898
23.90€ *
(23.90€ * / 1000 g)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10898

Roast Level: Medium Strength: Intense
Aroma: Chocolaty, Floral, Fruity
NEW
Golden Brasil 1961 Organic Dose
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Golden Brasil 1961 ORGANIC
250g | Whole Bean | 04.2024
Product Code: 10899
7.90€ *
(31.60€ * / 1000 g)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10899

Roast Level: Medium Strength: Intense
Aroma: Chocolaty, Floral, Fruity
Espresso Tasting Set Maestro
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Espresso Tasting Set Maestro
2kg | Whole Bean
Product Code: 10893
52.50€ *
(26.25€ * / 1 kg)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10893

Borbone BLU
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Caffè Borbone Miscela BLU Vending
1kg | Whole Bean | 03.2024
Product Code: 10745
15.70€ *
(15.70€ * / 1 kg)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10745

Roast Level: Medium Low-acid: Yes Strength: Intense
Aroma: Chocolaty, Malty, Nutty
Borbone Rosso
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Caffè Borbone Miscela ROSSO Vending
1kg | Whole Bean | 03.2024
Product Code: 10746
14.50€ *
(14.50€ * / 1 kg)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10746

Roast Level: Medium
Borbone Nobile
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Caffè Borbone NOBILE
1kg | Whole Bean | 03.2024
Product Code: 10825
15.90€ *
(15.90€ * / 1 kg)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10825

Roast Level: Medium Low-acid: Yes Strength: Intense
Borbone Vending Decaf
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Caffè Borbone DECAFFEINATED
1kg | Whole Bean | 03.2024
Product Code: 10826
16.90€ *
(16.90€ * / 1 kg)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10826

Roast Level: Medium Low-acid: Yes Strength: Balanced
Aroma: Fruity
Valentino Caffè Supremo
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Valentino Caffè SUPREMO
1kg | Whole Bean | 03.2023
Product Code: 10854
30.90€ *
(3.09€ * / 100 g)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10854

Roast Level: Dark Strength: Balanced
Aroma: Floral, Malty, Nutty
Caffè Corsini SPECIAL
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Caffè Corsini SPECIAL
1kg | Whole Bean | 09.2023
Product Code: 10794
20.90€ *
(2.09€ * / 100 g)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10794

Roast Level: Medium Strength: Intense
Aroma: Chocolaty, Nutty
Caffè Corsini RISERVA SILVANO
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Caffè Corsini RISERVA SILVANO
1kg | Whole Bean | 09.2023
Product Code: 10795
27.90€ *
(2.79€ * / 100 g)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10795

Roast Level: Medium
Aroma: Chocolaty, Nutty
Probierset Bellissimo
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Tasting Kit BELLISSIMO
3kg | Whole Bean
Product Code: 10912
75.70€ * 65.70€ *
(21.90€ * / 1 kg)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10912

Probierset Divino
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Tasting Kit DIVINO
3kg | Whole Bean
Product Code: 10913
81.70€ * 71.70€ *
(2.39€ * / 100 g)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10913

Fünfzehnhundertelf 1511 Kaffee Creme
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Fünfzehnhundertelf 1511 Kaffee Creme
500g | Whole Bean | 03.2023
Product Code: 1180
14.50€ *
(29.00€ * / 1 kg)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  1180

Roast Level: Light Strength: Balanced
Aroma: Chocolaty, Fruity, Malty
Crema Probierset
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Crema Coffees Taster Pack - 3 Bags
1kg | Whole Bean
Product Code: 10856
33.90€ *
(1.70€ * / 100 g)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10856

Ottolina Puro Arabica (Premium)
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Ottolina Puro Arabica (Premium)
500g | Whole Bean | 11.2022
Product Code: 10871
14.50€ *
(2.90€ * / 100 g)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10871

Mondicaffè Espresso Full Body
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Mondicaffè Espresso Full Body
375g | Whole Bean | 11.2022
Product Code: 10844
9.90€ *
(2.64€ * / 100 g)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10844

Strength: Balanced
Mondicaffè Espresso Full Body
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Mondicaffè Espresso Full Body
1kg | Whole Bean | 11.2022
Product Code: 10843
23.90€ *
(2.39€ * / 100 g)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10843

Strength: Intense
Mondicaffè ESPRESSO ES (Extra STRONG)
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Mondicaffè ESPRESSO ES (Extra STRONG)
375g | Whole Bean | 11.2022
Product Code: 10842
11.90€ *
(3.17€ * / 100 g)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10842

Strength: Balanced
Aroma: Chocolaty
Mondicaffè Espresso ES
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Mondicaffè Espresso ES
1kg | Whole Bean | 11.2022
Product Code: 10841
27.70€ *
(2.77€ * / 100 g)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10841

Strength: Balanced
Aroma: Chocolaty
Saturno Caffè Miscela 1 Bar Caracol - Espresso Italiano
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Saturno Caffè Miscela 1 Bar Caracol - Espresso Italiano
1kg | Whole Bean | 06.2023
Product Code: 10806
29.90€ *
(2.99€ * / 100 g)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10806

Roast Level: Light Strength: Mild
Aroma: Chocolaty, Floral, Nutty
Saturno Caffè Miscela Cremacaffè
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Saturno Caffè Miscela Cremacaffè
1kg | Whole Bean | 10.2023
Product Code: 10804
25.90€ *
(2.59€ * / 100 g)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10804

Saturno Caffè Miscela Bar Super - Espresso Italiano
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Saturno Caffè Miscela Bar Super - Espresso Italiano
1kg | Whole Bean | 10.2023
Product Code: 10805
28.90€ *
(2.89€ * / 100 g)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10805

Roast Level: Medium Strength: Balanced
Aroma: Chocolaty
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Hausbrandt Nonnetti 1000g Espresso
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Hausbrandt Espresso Nonnetti
1kg | Whole Bean | 02.2024
Product Code: 1012
From 21.90€ *
(21.90€ * / 1 kg)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  1012

Roast Level: Medium Low-acid: Yes Strength: Balanced, Intense
Aroma: Chocolaty, Nutty
Tasting pack - MilleSoli
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Tasting pack - MilleSoli
750g | Whole Bean
Product Code: 10847
31.90€ *
(4.25€ * / 100 g)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10847

Essse Caffè GRAN CREMA
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Essse Caffè GRAN CREMA
1kg | Whole Bean | 04.2023
Product Code: 10831
21.90€ *
(21.90€ * / 1 kg)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10831

Roast Level: Dark Strength: Intense
Aroma: Chocolaty, Fruity
Essse Caffè INTENSO
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Essse Caffè INTENSO
1kg | Whole Bean | 03.2023
Product Code: 10809
19.90€ *
(19.90€ * / 1 kg)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10809

Roast Level: Dark Low-acid: Yes Strength: Intense
Aroma: Nutty
Essse Caffè CREMOSO
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Essse Caffè CREMOSO
1kg | Whole Bean | 06.2023
Product Code: 10830
19.90€ *
(19.90€ * / 1 kg)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10830

Roast Level: Dark Strength: Balanced
Aroma: Chocolaty
Oro Caffe Espresso La Torretta
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Oro Caffe Espresso La Torretta
1kg | Whole Bean | 11.2023
Product Code: 10783
19.90€ *
(19.90€ * / 1 kg)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10783

Low-acid: Yes Strength: Intense
Aroma: Chocolaty, Nutty
Golden Brasil GOLDEN BROWN
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Golden Brasil GOLDEN BROWN
1kg | Whole Bean | 03.2024
Product Code: 10743
From 19.69€ *
(19.69€ * / 1 kg)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10743

Roast Level: Medium Strength: Balanced
Aroma: Nutty
Golden Brasil GOLDEN EXCELSO
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Golden Brasil GOLDEN EXCELSO
1kg | Whole Bean | 04.2024
Product Code: 10742
From 19.90€ *
(19.90€ * / 1 kg)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10742

Caffè Alunni Espresso Camillo
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Caffè Alunni Espresso Camillo
1kg | Whole Bean | 03.2024
Product Code: 10737
20.90€ *
(20.90€ * / 1 kg)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10737

Low-acid: Yes Strength: Intense
Aroma: Fruity, Nutty
Caffè Alunni Espresso Tradizione
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Caffè Alunni Espresso Tradizione
1kg | Whole Bean | 04.2024
Product Code: 10739
18.50€ *
(18.50€ * / 1 kg)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10739

Roast Level: Dark Low-acid: Yes Strength: Balanced
Aroma: Chocolaty, Malty, Nutty
Golden Brasil GOLDEN BLACK
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Golden Brasil GOLDEN BLACK
1kg | Whole Bean | 03.2024
Product Code: 10740
From 22.90€ *
(22.90€ * / 1 kg)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10740

Strength: Intense
Aroma: Chocolaty, Fruity
Golden Brasil GOLDEN RED
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Golden Brasil GOLDEN RED
1kg | Whole Bean | 11.2023
Product Code: 10741
From 20.90€ *
(20.90€ * / 1 kg)

1-3 Workdays Product Code:  10741

Strength: Intense
Aroma: Fruity, Malty
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Coffee beans - Half truths and myths

What does it take to make a good espresso coffee? Among other things, first you need good coffee beans - it seems obvious, doesn't it?

In reality, when it comes to espresso coffee beans, there are still some half-truths and myths circulating, even among die-hard coffee lovers.

No wonder, because a coffee bean is related to many factors: the type of bean, the fineness of the processing, the roasting, the grinding, the utensils and, last but not least, the taste itself - and as we all know, this is a matter of debate.

In this article, we will go into detail about what exactly espresso coffee beans are, what makes them so special, and what to look out for when buying them.

 

Espresso coffee beans VS Filter coffee beans

A premise: there is no coffee plant on which espresso coffee beans grow. No different beans are used to make espresso coffee than are used for normal coffee.

The real difference lies in the roasting process and the duration of roasting because for an espresso coffee, the bean must be roasted darker and longer. For all types of coffee beans, the roasting process is, therefore, alpha and omega. A general rule is that a light roast works best with a slower extraction method, such as filter coffee. The situation is different for dark roasts, for which the faster extraction method, such as espresso coffee, is more suitable.

Using lightly roasted coffee beans for espresso extraction can result in the result not being the type of drink you expect. A filter coffee bean extracted as espresso can be almost undrinkable. The taste is too sour, because the acidity is clearly too high. For this reason, it is better to use a properly processed espresso bean for the preparation of espresso. The same applies to the preparation of all espresso-based coffee specialities, such as latte macchiato or cappuccino.

In summary, espresso beans are coffee beans that are usually roasted slowly (18 to 25 minutes, depending on the type of bean) at a low temperature. The long roasting process ensures that the espresso is aromatic, low in acidity, and intense in flavour. An espresso blend that contains a good proportion of Robusta coffee beans spoils the palate with a fantastic crema - a thick foamy layer that lies velvety on top of the espresso. These beans are ideal for high-pressure coffee preparation with a filter-arm coffee machine and thus bring out an incredible cornucopia of aromas. Dark roasted beans have an intense dark brown colour and, in southern Italian roasters, can even have an oily sheen. This occurs when the oils of the coffee rise to the surface during the long roasting process. This refined sheen is therefore not a quality defect. On the contrary, these coffee beans have low acidity and, despite their strong flavour, are more digestible than many others. However, for slightly oily beans, a separate coffee grinder should be used, which can be cleaned easily. This is because, like all oils, coffee oil becomes rancid after a while. Cleaning a coffee grinder that is integrated into an automatic coffee machine is rather complex. We, therefore, do not recommend the use of such beans with these machines.

 

Two types of coffee beans: Arabica and Robusta

Opinions differ on the two main types of coffee beans. Many prefer the Arabica variety, as this bean is often referred to as 'superior quality'. However, this is not correct as a general judgement and cannot be confirmed here. It depends - as is often the case - on consumer preferences and the quality of the respective beans specifically. But how do the two types of beans actually differ from each other?

The two types differ mainly in taste, price, and growing conditions. Arabica beans tend to have a softer, slightly sweet taste, with a hint of sugar, fruit, and berries. The acidity of the bean is a little more pronounced.

The flavour of Robusta, on the other hand, can be described as strong and astringent, with hints of dried fruit in the aftertaste. Robusta beans contain twice as much caffeine as Arabica beans and are sometimes considered to be of inferior quality. On the contrary, there are also high-quality Robusta bean varieties available on the world market. We Italians particularly appreciate a good Robusta content. This is responsible for an intense, earthy, and spicy taste. A perfect contrast to the sweet Arabica bean. Together they give expressiveness and balance to the blend. Not forgetting the dense crema, which develops on the espresso mainly due to the Robusta bean.

Robusta coffee plants are easier to grow. They can grow at lower altitudes than Arabica plants and are less sensitive to pests and weather conditions. Hence, their name. They bear fruit much faster than Arabica, which takes several years to ripen, and produce more yield per tree. Robusta is grown exclusively in the eastern hemisphere, mainly in Africa, Indonesia and Vietnam. Arabica is grown mainly in Latin America, but also occasionally in Africa and Papua New Guinea. Colombia produces exclusively Arabica coffee beans. Some countries, such as Brazil and India, produce both. Practically around the equatorial belt.

The more delicate Arabica bean is naturally more expensive, due to its climate and soil requirements. Ultimately, however, it is a matter of personal taste which type of bean one prefers. Often a blend of both tastes better when the quality is right.

 

What are the best coffee beans for espresso

It is true that most people prefer a dark roast for their daily espresso coffee. If you want to use an espresso for your latte, a dark roast will best support the taste of the milk with a stronger flavour. Darker roasts tend to become oily more quickly than lighter roasts. It is important to bear in mind, however, that some automatic coffee machines or even some coffee grinders should not process these oily beans for long.

Single origin (pure coffee from a single variety) or blend? - The classic Italian espresso is a blend - a combination of different coffee beans, including those from different countries of origin. Each bean variety contributes its own flavour nuances to the blend. The master roaster is the experienced and respected connoisseur who combines the right beans in the right proportion here. Compared to filter coffee blends, a higher proportion of Robusta beans is often used. Thanks to the sophisticated ratio between the different beans, the taste is particularly harmonious and consistently good.

Tasting a single-origin coffee also has its appeal. It is very interesting to taste the characteristics of a particular bean. Preparation as a filter coffee is a perfect method for this coffee.

 

It is always gratifying to pay attention to the quality of espresso beans. Traditional coffee roasting companies that use the gentle rotary drum roasting process usually offer the best coffee beans. The consumer can recognize this by the information on the packaging and the image of the bean. The roasting date should not be more than three months behind. When looking inside, one should note that the beans are dark brown, but not completely black. You should also question the quality if the espresso coffee beans show cracks, are broken, or already have a musty smell. A very uneven roast colour can also be a quality defect.

You can use these tips to choose the right espresso bean for you, but to find the right taste, you will have to try different varieties. Online coffee shops offer cheap tasting sets of espresso beans, which is a great help in finding and choosing the right scale for your taste.

 

General rules

Regardless of your taste, you should follow the general rules for buying espresso coffee beans.

▶ 1. Pay attention to freshness and do not buy coffee from the supermarket, as it can be assumed that the beans have been stored for some time. Online shops buy in small quantities from roasting companies, so you can be sure that it has not been on the shelf for a year. The expiry date is usually still a long way off.

▶ 2. Store the beans properly. Do not spill them, but leave them in their original bag and close it tightly away from light after opening. A clothes peg for coffee bags will be of great help. The storage temperature should not be too high, but please do not put the bag in the refrigerator. Coffee is a sponge for odours and absorbs everything that is released.


▶ 3. Buy only quality beans because an inferior espresso will also taste inferior. Good beans are harvested when they are fully ripe and then sorted by hand to eliminate the bad ones.

▶ 4. Buy whole coffee beans if possible. Already ground espresso coffee is bound to taste "lifeless" after a few days.

 

Preparing coffee beans for espresso


To get the most out of your espresso beans, you need to take a few important things into account when preparing them.

Only use certain types of equipment: filter-arm machines are the most suitable because they operate at a sufficient pressure to prepare a real espresso. An automatic coffee machine can also produce good results, but you have to make sure that the setting is correct and that the beans are not too oily so that the grinder does not become rancid. Good results can also be achieved with the classic mocha.

Always pay attention to the right degree of grinding; for espresso, the beans must generally be ground finer than for normal coffee, as espresso machines work with a lot of pressure and have a relatively short brewing time.

Now there is nothing stopping you from enjoying a great espresso coffee. By now you should be optimally prepared to make the right choice the next time you buy espresso beans. We hope you will enjoy it!