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What is it About Italian Coffee?

By: Kara Mae Adamo

Italians have their thumbs on the heartbeat of the culinary soul.

Rich sauces, savory reductions and zesty seasoning intertwine with the textures and smells of pastas, braised meats and broths to create an atmosphere immediately recognizable and impossible to resist.

Authentic Italian meals—the kind where the salad comes after the meal because it’s a palate cleanser—are finished off with espresso. There is no argument here. It is just a fact. Unless grappa is around (an after-dinner drink that no Italian can rightfully justify), small one-ounce cups of richly complex espresso are set in front of all dinner guests.

A complex and sophisticated medley of pleasantly aromatic and expressive flavor, espresso can be mixed with a touch of steamed milk to create a delicious cappuccino or served on its own.

The ideal blend for those seeking a traditional espresso, Lavazza of Turin, Italy is consideredItaly’s leading espresso coffee company. Known for their technologically innovative roasting technique, Lavazza monitors the entire process by computer. Roasted in air convection roasters, each and every bean is inspected and evenly browned; creating a blend that is rich and full but lacks the bitter flavor found in most espresso. Lavazza blends are made exclusively with Arabica and Robusta coffees, providing a flavor spectrum that ranges from sweet and fragrant to fuller and decisive.

Close your eyes and savor the full, chocolaty flavor of the Brazilian coffee or the delicate and mildly acidic notes from the Arabica of Central America. Lavazza Super Crema Espresso comes in 2.2 pound bags (1 Kilo) and is available in ground, whole bean and espresso pods. Purchase it here: http://www.1stincoffee.com/lavazza.htm

Segafredo Massimo Espresso Coffee Beans fromBologna,Italyhave rich chocolate notes that complement their earthy tones. Sweet and full-bodied, this savory espresso is thick and syrup-like in texture. It is known for its golden, toffee colored crema and smooth finish. Found in cafés throughout the world, Segafredo’s mission is to share the culture of authentically prepared Italian Espresso with the world. Segafredo Massimo Espresso is available in 2.2 pound (1 kilo) bags. Purchase it here: http://www.1stincoffee.com/segafredo.htm

Loosely translated Antica Tostatura Triestina means “Old Roast of Trieste”. Exclusively roasted inTrieste,Italy, Antica espresso is served in some of the finest retail establishments in 26 countries worldwide. Antica Espresso is served in some of the best restaurants and coffee shops inNew York City, and by well known personalities such as Martha Stewart, Mario Batali, Terence Brennan, David Bouley & Todd English. Purchase it here: http://www.1stincoffee.com/antica.htm

Savor our medium roasted Illy Whole Bean Espresso fromTrieste,Italy. Considered the world’s finest espresso, Illy is a dark decaffeinated blend that is medium-bodied and perfect for any time of the day. As the crema seeps into the beverage, it unlocks the subtle aromas and tastes and infuses them into your drink. Illy Whole Bean Espresso comes in packages of six 8.8 oz cans per case. Purchase it here:

1st In coffee offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines, coffee grinders, coffee supplies, frothers, Super Automatic Espresso Machines, Jura Capresso Espresso Machines, Jura coffee machines, coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey.

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Drip Coffee vs Espresso + Marley Coffee and The Jura Capresso Espresso Machine

By: Kara Mae Adamo

1st in Coffee offers a number of delicious blends and coffee makers to choose from. Each one of our delicious blends is a medley of flavor from several different varieties, creating a premium beverage as complex and sophisticated as it is pleasantly aromatic and expressive. Every individual bean is inspected before being added to these decadent roasts before it is evenly browned, ensuring that each and every one of them adds something delightful unique to your blend.

Our classically prepared filtered coffee, often called “Drip Coffee”, is created by pouring water over roasted ground coffee beans. As the water seeps through the coffee, it absorbs its oils and essences, bringing out the rich subtleties and aromas in each bean. The water passes through the bottom of the filter and rips into a collecting vessel like a carafe or pot.

Our Italian-styled espresso, on the other hand, is a far more concentrated beverage that is brewed by forcing a small amount of boiling through finely ground coffee that is held under pressure. Espresso is thicker and is topped with a rich and flavorful crema. Often times, the crema will be flavored with a lemon twist.

Because espresso has a high concentration of solids and flavors, it is the base for many other drinks (such as lattes, cappuccino, macchiato and mochas). Espresso has more caffeine per unit of volume than most beverages. Typically, however, it is served in single-shot doses, so it actually winds up only consisting of a third of the total caffeine of your standard after-dinner drink. At 1st in Coffee, we are currently featuring Marley Coffee’s One Love blend.

Marley Coffee(http://www.marleycoffee.com/one-love-whole-bean-organic-coffee-(12-oz-)-by-marley-coffee/299598) One Love, a tilt-of-the-hat to one of Marley’s most widely acclaimed songs, is a well-rounded, brightly acidic coffee made of 100% Ethiopian Yirgacheffe. One Love is one of Marley’s Coffee’s most popular blends, defined by floral notes and hints of blueberry, cocoa and spices.

It is our recommendation to use our Jura Capresso Coffee maker (http://www.1stincoffee.com/capresso-coffeeteam-ts.htm) when making One Love Coffee. The Capresso uses a top quality heating element that guarantees a consistent ideal brewing temperature (just over 200 degrees) and features a cone filter that provides the best flavor extraction, drawing out that profound cherry finish.

1st In coffee offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines, coffee grinders, coffee supplies, frothers, Super Automatic Espresso Machines, Jura Capresso Espresso Machines, Jura coffee machines, coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey.

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