Lavazza Crema e Gusto – Ground Coffee, 8.8-Ounce Bricks (Pack of 4) Review

Lavazza Crema e Gusto - Ground Coffee, 8.8-Ounce Bricks (Pack of 4) Packing may vary

  • Dark Roast
  • Espresso
  • Brazilian, African & Indonesian blends
  • Chocolaty notes
Since 1895, four generations of the Lavazza family have devoted their lives to the pursuit of coffee perfection. One delicious cup, and you’ll know why it’s Italy’s favorite coffee.

A blend that combines Brazilian Arabicas with African and Indonesian Robusta coffees. An intense and well-balanced aroma, full bodied and fragrant flavor, rich aftertaste with chocolaty notes. Ideal for espresso, but also suitable for use in all types of coffee makers.

List Price: $ 20.39 Price: $ 19.93

3 Comments on “Lavazza Crema e Gusto – Ground Coffee, 8.8-Ounce Bricks (Pack of 4) Review
  1. 128 of 137 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent Blend, July 29, 2008
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    Nicholas Chase “Composer” (Los Angeles, CA United States) –
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    Lavazza is a great Italian brand name and the Crema e Gusto blend is a fairly new introduction to the Lavazza catalog. I first tried the Crema e Gusto in Europe and quickly became addicted! I packed my suitcase full when I came home and it was worth the effort. All of the Lavazza blends are excellent, but this blend is particularly special- it is very smooth and rich with virtually no bitterness at all. I brew it in a stove-top espresso maker and it’s absolutely perfect every time.

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  2. 72 of 75 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This stuff is nuclear, January 23, 2013
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    ChemBro

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    This review is from: Lavazza Crema e Gusto – Ground Coffee, 8.8-Ounce Bricks (Pack of 4) (Grocery)
    This is absolutely my favorite coffee, and I rely on it heavily to keep me going through insanely intense work weeks. As a chemist I’m extremely concerned with the potency of my coffee. By potency I’m referring to the amount of the coffee that actually gets extracted from the grounds via the brewing process. Crema e Gusto has to be the strongest coffee I’ve tasted and probably requires about half the grounds to achieve the same potency compared to other coffees. I’ve tried a wide variety of other coffees such as Kicking Horse which is another highly rated coffee on Amazon. Although Kicking Horse’s Kick Ass Coffee has an arguably better, more complex flavor than Crema e Gusto, it suffers from the same lack of potency like other coffees. I believe the reason for Crema e Gusto’s strength lies in the fact that it is 70% robusta beans which are known to taste stronger than arabica beans. Additionally, the caffeine content of robusta beans can be up to double that of arabica which lends to the enhanced stimulant properties of Crema e Gusto versus other arabica based coffees. The question is now why not just get 100% robusta coffees for maximum potency. The problem with that is that you’ll sacrifice flavor for the potency. I believe some cheap coffees such as Folgers often contain 100% robusta beans since robusta beans are overall cheaper to produce than arabica. As everyone is well aware, these coffees taste bad and tend to be bitter. On the other hand, Crema e Gusto is perfectly balanced (containing 30% arabica) to deliver a smooth, bold flavor while retaining the potent nature of robusta-based coffee. If you’re a flavor snob who only drinks coffee for a great taste, go for something like Kicking Horse, however, if you’re like me and need a nuclear charge to keep you going all day long but value taste as well, Crema e Gusto is the perfect coffee.
    Note: My preferred method for brewing is the Aeropress.

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  3. 82 of 90 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    My favorite coffee. Very rich and full flavored., October 10, 2009
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    Mr. Derrick “Vitamin D” (Los Angeles) –

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    This review is from: Lavazza Crema e Gusto – Ground Coffee, 8.8-Ounce Bricks (Pack of 4) (Grocery)
    One taste was all it took for me. I tried Lavazza at a local coffee house in Denver and really enjoyed the taste. No bitterness at all. Very full flavored coffee.

    I came across this as the word “Crema” caught my eye. Now I am ordering it using the subscribe and save. It is running me $17.41 for every order and that’s with free 2 day shipping because of the Prime Membership.

    Each brick lasts about 10 days for 2 people drinking 6 cups of coffee every morning. I use 1 tablespoon coffee for every 6 ounces of water brewed in a Target Michael Graves design automatic drip coffeemaker. The “Flavor” button really brings it out in this coffee. I love my coffee with half and half and it really seems to compliment it well.

    The packages are vacuumed sealed and take up very little space. It really is a 5 star coffee.

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