Italy holds a key role in the history of coffee in Europe. It was in Italy, in fact, that the best-brewed coffee was produced the first-time using steam and pressure. We’re talking about espresso, of course. With the Industrial Revolution well under way, inventors were looking for ways to use steam to brew coffee more quickly. An Italian patent for a new-fangled device in 1884 describes “steam machinery for the economic and instantaneous confection of coffee beverage.” Unfortunately, that device was only used for the Turin General Exposition in the same year, where more than ten thousand exhibitors welcomed three million visitors.
Twenty years later, Luigi Bezzerra, a manufacturer in Milan, invented the first of a series of commercial espresso machines. Early versions heated the water with a flame, making the regulation of heat and steam inconsistent, so the machine had a hard time catching on. Only when a clever designer added the first pressure release valve, along with a steam wand, did the machines start to be produced and used commonly. Introduced at the 1906 Milan Fair, “cafeé espresso“ was a hit, and similar coffee machines were soon popping up all over Italy.
This week, we are putting 3 big Italian roasters in the spotlight:
We have a range of coffees from these popular Italian brands, including two brands with Nespresso-compatible capsules, all perfect for a truly authentic Italian coffee experience.
This week, we are giving you 15% off your order of Lavazza, Kimbo and Segafredo brands with no minimum order required on EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*
Please Use Coupon Code: ITLNCOFFEE
*Discount valid from 3/3/19 through 11:59PM ET on 3/5/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for the following brands only: Lavazza, Kimbo, and Segafredo. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products. Questions? Call us at 800.582.6617 Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM ET.
Segafredo: Crafted Like No Other
A flagship product from the Massimo Zanetti coffee empire, Segafredo is consistently high-quality coffee. We have a wide range of Segafredo coffee, including rich and intense Espresso Moka coffee, sophisticated Emozioni, intense and nutty Enzo, and the spicy Espresso Casa, all in ground. Try one or more of Segafredo’s whole beans in one-pound bags of Casa, dark and strong, and medium blend Intermezzo. We also have 2.2lb bags of whole beans in the range, Espresso Mild and Massimo. Segafredo also makes capsules for the Segafredo espresso machine, all of which are strong with a full crema.
NOTE: Segafredo capsules are NOT compatible with Nespresso machines.
Lavazza: Italy’s Favorite Coffee
We have a wide range of Lavazza coffee, from those made with 100% Arabica to blends with Arabica and Robusta beans. We have the most popular coffee in Italy, Lavazza Super Crema Espresso Whole Bean Coffee. This coffee is mild and creamy, with a spicy aroma. Also popular is Lavazza Crema e Gusto ground coffee, intense and distinctive, with chocolatey notes, this full-bodied coffee is already priced economically before the discount! Try Lavazza Caffe Espresso ground coffee in a can, intense, velvety, distinctive from the 100% Arabica beans. Try any of our five Lavazza capsules for Nespresso machines: the less-intense Decaf, the delicate Leggero, Avvolgente right in the middle, the fuller and stronger Armonico, and the rich and intense Vigoroso.
Kimbo: True Italian Espresso
Kimbo Coffee is espresso from Naples, “bellebbuono” (extra good), as they say. We have several coffees available, from the rich and full Napoletano, to medium roast and perfectly balanced Aroma Gold, both available in ground and whole beans, to full-bodied Antica Tradizione in ground. Try Kimbo Extra Cream Espresso in whole beans, which are sweet, balanced, with a good crema. Try any of our three Kimbo Nespresso capsules, or get a variety package with all 3 types of capsules. Our prices can’t be beat!
Italian Coffee In The News
Four Seasons Hotel Milano Offers Concierge Coffee
A specially trained barista piloting a trolley with many types of coffee and methods of preparing said coffee will wheel it to your room, inquire what you want from your coffee, talk to you about the types of beans, and then grind them and prepare the coffee right then and there. But the real decision is in the preparation method. Choose one of five different ways, including French Press, Turkish style, Chemex or Gina (pour-over makers) or Syphon (using pressure and vacuum). The barista will take note of your preferences for next time.
As always, enjoy better coffee and thanks from the EnjoyBetterCoffee Team!