Coffee Bean Direct Italian Roast Espresso, Whole Bean Coffee, 5-Pound Bag

Our most popular coffee! This coffee features a blend of Italian roasted beans that are very oily and black in color. It is very heavy and rich in flavor, ideal for an Espresso or even as an Iced Coffee.

Product Features

  • Coffee is roasted fresh immediately prior to packaging
  • Coffee beans are slow-roasted to bring out a fuller, more even flavor
  • Whole bean coffee stays fresher longer
  • Coffee beans are packaged to ensure optimal freshness
  • The most popular coffee roasted by Coffee Bean Direct

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  1. Will 21/10/2012 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    Great quality and value. I just brewed up a pot in my french press after receiving the bag in the mail today and I have to say I am impressed! Like another reviewer noted, this is a true dark roast. Extremely fresh tasting, and very smooth flavor with very little acidity. I can definitely see myself ordering this again. ~$30 shipped for 5 lbs versus paying 8-10/lb at a grocery store for wildly varying quality and age…it’s a no brainer.Edit: (8.10.2011) Unfortunately I have to re-visit my original review of this product. The past 2 times I’ve ordered I’ve noticed the quality reduced significantly. The beans seem somewhat stale upon arrival and there is a definite bitterness that was not present in orders 6-12 months ago. I’ve decided to switch to a local roaster that produces a far fresher and superior product for not much more money.

  2. Edward F. Shimkus 21/10/2012 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    Outstanding Roast I am a dark-roast coffee drinker who appreciates beans that have been roasted according to generally accepted standards (nonetheless mindful of conflicting definitions of exactly what constitutes say, French v. Italian roast, from one area to another). Apart from very well-known, and might I add expensive, whole-bean coffees sold at Amazon that I have purchased, Coffee Bean Direct Italian Roast Espresso is the first that I have purchased that is, in fact, a true Italian roast. The beans, characteristically, are almost black and are glossy with a pronounced oily surface – as they should be. I brew these beans as “regular” coffee as well as Espresso and find that, in either case, they present me the precise dark-roast flavor that I seek. I must admit that my palate, whose acuity is mollified by Balkan pipe tobacco, cannot adequately distinguish the subtle differences amongst different varieties of beans. As a consequence, my singular focus is on the precision of the roasting. Coffee Bean Direct Italian Roast Espresso is spot on in that regard, producing an exquisite cup of coffee – if one prefers a very dark roast. Finally, at a little over $5 per pound, I dare say one is not likely to find a superior, similar roast, at twice the cost. At $27 for a five pound bag (and free shipping), I believe few would be disappointed with this roast as is. Furthermore, one could use this roast, blending it with “common” coffees found on local grocers’ shelves to add body – and flavor. Well done, Amazon!

  3. Acheron's Flow 21/10/2012 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    5 whole lbs. This is a lot of coffee for the price. Very nice flavor. It’s a darker bean but not a full on dark roast to me. Coffee oils present on the beans when you open the bag. Adds taste. Not bitter at all and a real good buy that I’m happy with and will buy again.Update:On second thought I would call a this a true dark roast. What confused me was this is a good one. Darks usually are bitter to me. I always thought many producers put in additives for the dark flavor. Not one I find too pleasant usually. I’ve been avoiding dark roasts for a while and now found a good one. Good quality at a price that is hard to beat. Oils on the beans really flavor it up! Good smoother dark roast. 5 lbs of Quality.So two years later I’m still buying this coffee. I have ordered for other people because I have Prime and every time the comment is “That is a giant bag.” and then “I told you it was five pounds when I ordered.” Five pounds in person is a lot. This really is a bargain. All have liked it. The other flavors are good too.

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