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Italy Rank: #2 out of 17
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Lavazza

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4.22(18)

18 ratings
Ratings here are based on aggregated user reviews of individual roasts from Lavazza.
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Venerable Italian roaster from Turin founded in 1895

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Lavazza is a coffee roaster from Turin, Piedmont Italy. We have 26 cataloged roasts with 18 total reviews with a score of 4.22.

26 roasts

Name Roast Level Bean Source
Medium Ethiopia
Dark -
Medium Dark Colombia
Medium International Blend
- International Blend
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Dark International Blend
- -
- International Blend
- International Blend
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- -
- -
Medium International Blend
- International Blend
- -
- -
- -
- -
- -
- -
- -
- -
- -
Dark -
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Top Reviews(18)

  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1085 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    5.00 - Average

    Sensational. Took me awhile to figure out what this was, but it was the incredible cup at the end of lunch at Osteria Francescana in Modena.
    11 months ago · See more from Ted
  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1085 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    Solid shot of espresso. Clean, balanced acidity, and satisfying.

    Cupping Method:At a rest stop in Iceland with a Lavazza branded automatic machine

    9 months ago · See more from Ted
  • Coffee Pod Thoughts

    79 roasts rated, avg score of 3.23

    4.50 - Average

    I've heard of the Lavazza (@lavazzaofficial on Instagram) brand a lot, but I haven't had a chance to try it until now. I'm starting with the Deciso Espresso, a bright pink pod, and I'm immediately blown away! Expect delicious intense roasty and woody scents the moment the hot water hits it. The shot itself is smooth and delicious, with berry and nutty notes thanks to the intermingling of sweetness and acidity. This coffee is incredibly strong, yet somehow, the sweetness still manages to cut through. The aftertaste can get very bitter, but it isn't harsh or off-putting in any way. A wonderful coffee indeed - 4.5/5!

    The manufacturer describes this pod as a blend of Arabica and Robusta from Brazil and Southeast Asia. It is velvety and has notes of cocoa and wood, coming together to create a drink with an intensity of 10. An excellent espresso for sure, making me want to go back for more pods from this brand!

    Cupping Method:This Nespresso capsule review was added to Coffee Roast with the permission of coffeepodthoughts. See profile for more information.

    8 months ago · See more from Coffee Pod
  • Coffee Pod Thoughts

    79 roasts rated, avg score of 3.23

    4.50 - Average

    Having previously tried pods from Lavazza, I knew they were a good brand, producing sweet, flavorful and complex coffees. Naturally, I'm super excited for this one - The Lavazza Espresso Colombia!

    I was not disappointed - I'm impressed with the complexity of flavors and scents this pod offers. Across the three cups I had, I noticed a nutty scent in the first cup, while floral and woody scents filled my mouth in the second cup. The third cup had a chocolatey scent that was equally enticing. Although the bitterness and acidity were quite strong, I still found the flavors to be delicious and the scents to be heavenly.

    Overall, I would give this pod a 4.5/5 rating. It's a shame that the bitter aftertaste lingers for a bit, but that doesn't take away from the fact that this is a great coffee pod.

    Looking at the manufacturer's notes on the box, this coffee is designed to be used for espresso, and has a 100% Arabica blend with an intensity level of 6. A delicious coffee overall!

    Cupping Method:This Nespresso capsule review was added to Coffee Roast with the permission of coffeepodthoughts. See profile for more information.

    8 months ago · See more from Coffee Pod
  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1085 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    Had this very good decaf espresso at Eight Cigar Bar in Las Vegas. Did not know it was Lavazza until asking after. Chocolate, nutty, clove, spice and smoke with a big crema, and very nice mouthfeel.
    7 months ago · See more from Ted
  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1085 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Value

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    I drank a lot of this while I was in Switzerland, mostly out of an old school capsule machine. It's an excellent, characteristics European blend. Medium roast with a big crema, smooth, and earthy with a touch of fruitiness.
    1 year ago · See more from Ted
  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1085 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Balance

    Not bad. Pretty balanced and not overhead sweet. Won’t be my regular thing but pretty satisfying when I want a sweetened drink.
    1 year ago · See more from Ted
  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1085 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    I indulged in the occasional sweetened oat milk drink, especially pre-long run. This one is just about the right balance of coffee flavor, milk, and sweetener for me. I don't get a ton of interesting coffee characteristics but the acidity level works and I give them credit for that. Usually not the case with canned oat milk latte type drinks.

    Cupping Method:Can, part of a 4 pack sampler from Eataly Boston

    1 year ago · See more from Ted
  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1085 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    5.00 - Value

    4.50 - Finish

    4.00 - Flavor

    4.00 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    4.50 - Quality

    There’s some sorcery here. For a very fair price, this produces consistently excellent results. Especially notable is the magnificent crema this blend creates. The flavor profile has your typical chocolate and caramel, with a touch of fruit acidity. It’s the lush crema that gives a lip smacking creaminess and mouthfeel that makes this outstanding espresso.

    Cupping Method:A53 Lucca Spaziale, 94 degrees C extraction temp

    1 year ago · See more from Ted
  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1085 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.00 - Average

    From my notes that while it's not spectacular, this is a pretty solid espresso/Moka pot blend that one could drink every day without complaints. I also enjoyed it for a whole week in Bologna with a Moka Pot. Pretty balanced, smooth, with a lot of typical espresso characteristics.
    1 year ago · See more from Ted

Editor's Overview

Lavazza is renowned for its consistency, particularly when it comes to crafting espresso drinks. The precision in their bean selections and blends consistently yields excellent crema, a rich body, and a complexity of flavors that can satisfy all but the most discerning espresso enthusiasts. It's that consistency, the appeal of Italian coffee, global, scale and a model supportive of cafes of all sizes that has keeps it prominent.

As with bigger companies, especially one on mega-scale, the tradeoff for consistency is you don't see many of the truly exceptional microlot type offerings without looking very hard. But Lavazza does have the capabilities - one of their exceptional espressos is served by Osteria Francescana, one of, if not the world's best restaurants in Modena.

Lavazza was founded Luigi Lavazza in 1895. They offer an extensive array of coffee blends, each carefully crafted to deliver distinctive flavor profiles. These blends often harmoniously combine beans sourced from diverse regions, resulting in a consistently flavorful and satisfying coffee experience.

Notably, Lavazza has a deep-rooted connection with espresso coffee, making its products a preferred choice among espresso enthusiasts worldwide. Their espresso blends are designed to cater to various coffee preparation methods, ensuring that every cup of coffee meets the highest standards of excellence.

Over the years, Lavazza has successfully expanded its presence in international markets, establishing a significant foothold in Europe while also making significant strides in North America and beyond. Their commitment to sustainability is evident through initiatives aimed at supporting coffee farmers, adopting responsible sourcing practices, and prioritizing environmental conservation.

Lavazza's extensive product range offers a wide selection of coffee products, including ground coffee, whole beans, coffee pods, and capsules tailored for espresso machines. Additionally, they provide a range of coffee machines and accessories to complement their coffee offerings.
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