After trying out the different blends from Benfatto, I found La Caramella to be the most flavorful roast. It has a deep and smoky flavor, without the bitterness of most other dark roasts. I have been purchasing this blend over many months, and the production quality has been very consistent. It makes coffee drinking a truly enjoyable experience, and there is nothing comparable in any of the chain or boutique coffee houses.
Meaning "candy" in Italian, La Caramella is the perfect way to describe this espresso blend.
Extracted at a slightly lower temperature, La Caramella will deliver an extremely aromatic, sweet bouquet. This espresso blend has a moderate front palate acidity, caramel undertones, velvety crema and produces a clean finish which will have you enjoying one right after another.
Please note: this is an espresso blend, therefore the grind setting will be for espresso use (very fine grind).
Fell in love with this after moving to NJ from Washington State. Coming from a coffee mecca like Seattle, I wasn't sure if I could find anything of similar quality in NJ. Benfatto is just as good if not better than some of the heavy hitters out in the Pacific Northwest. La Caramella is a fantastic expresso, creamy, nutty, with a slight hint of caramel, it is a luxurious start to any day.
I can’t say enough about Benfatto’s coffee. J is one of the most knowledgeable coffee connoisseurs I’ve ever had the pleasure of talking coffee with. Benfatto’s La Caramella Espresso Blend is a staple at my house. Fresh, consitent, and delicious are three words I would choose to describe these beans. I endorse this company and these beans every chance I get. You can’t go wrong!
Really nuanced coffee here, one could go into the usual host of similes and metaphors. The coffee is superb, nutty, definitely notes of caramel, a fantastic orchestra of flavors. Most importantly, it tastes fresh. Benfatto's coffee is always excellent and it is wonderful to have such a high quality supplier here in New Jersey.
This is the best espresso I have ever bought. Very smooth. Puts starbucks to shame.
Every time the machine grinds the bean before brewing the coffee makes the kitchen smell wonderful. And it tastes even better than the smell!!!
...use these beans in my automatic expresso maker, very smooth with a hint of sweetness. Excellent way to start the day.
This is one of the best coffees I've tried. It's perfect to start the day!