This coffee will be fresh roasted for you. We expect Parisi Artisan Coffee will roast and ship this coffee in 1-2 business days depending on their roasting schedule.
The Roma Espresso Blend was carefully roasted for you by Parisi Artisan Coffee. Espresso Roma is the left hand to Espresso Parisi's right. Bigger bodied with a lingering finish, Espresso Roma is a must for the heavy milk and espresso users. This coffee is full bodied with a mix of rich chocolate and caramel notes.
Bag was labeled a dark roast, I prefer light medium range.
Not a huge heavy milk/cream fan, which made this coffee a lot stronger, slightly more acidic. Really good flavor - love the chocolate notes!! - might be better with a lighter roast?
It was a little bland at high temperatures. We’re prepared it in the espresso machine and a machienetta. It was better on stovetop.
A little bitter. In my original survey, I noted that we do not drink espresso typically. We use a little light cream or alternative milk, so we can't be counted as heavy milk users, which this cup would need.
A little light for me, but still a decent cup for the morning.
too dark of a roast for my taste, though it was surprisingly not burnt-tasting like most espresso blend and/or dark roasts I'm familiar with are. May have been better as espresso, but I do drip coffee.
Not bad though not my favorite for espresso
Too bitter after brewing. Would prefer a more smooth roast.
Not bad. Not nearly as flavorful as my last 2 bags.
Really nice! Best one so far
A little bland in the flavor profile, but not acidic which is good. Unexceptional dark roast
Tastes fine, but can't seem to pull good espresso
We found the roast kind of bitter and harsh. Not sure if we brewed it incorrectly, but we much preferred the lighter to medium roasts (e.g. Good Folks)
Love this blend! My favorite one so far!
Love it, just prefer regular coffee. I don't make espresso frequently
The description of Chocolate, Caramel and Full-bodied are accurate
Love this one! So rich, and I definitely get the notes of caramel. Have always been a fan of full-bodied, dark roasts and this fits the bill! It is the type of coffee I would pick for myself based on the bag description. Would love to try something off the beaten path next bag!
Not our favorite. A bit average flavor. Would have liked a stronger coffee flavor.
Too dark / bitter
T.J. & Kate
Love this one and the Parisi roaster has never let me down.
I don't know why this came pre-ground, but it did and the grind was far too coarse for espresso. A waste of a month.
Excellent darker roast. not bitter. Smooth
While the base flavor notes were pleasant, there were bitter notes that I did not enjoy. Additionally, this coffee had to be ground incredibly fine to pull a proper shot on a commercial espresso machine.
Full Bodied and Rich delicious flavor. Pulls the perfect espresso shot. Will be hard to top this one as my favorite!
Thin and tastes of pine.
Very good, but not our fav
This has been the best one yet. It's a perfect dark coffee that I'm absolutely head over heels in love with and may actually try to find for online purchase. It's perfect with creamer, so far it's been one of the only ones that creamer seems to compliment.
Still good, but nowhere near the previous two. It was full-bodied but not very flavorful. Thick, but overall bland.
Excellent espresso bean. It was a crowd favorite when I entertained my family recently visiting from Colombia and they know great coffee in Bogota when they taste it :)
Good espresso... not smokey but more bitter than we typically prefer.
I really thought this coffee made delicious lattes and cappuccino. Would order in the future
Too dark of a roast and not nuanced.
Great balance, and love the taste. More like this please!
Darn good for milk drinks. Didn't care for it as an espresso.
A little too dark for us I think.
A bit harsh, almost bitter. I can’t detect any interesting flavors in it. Maybe “dark roast” isn’t my preference. The first coffee you sent me (just before this one) was really good.
Taste has held up well over the first couple of weeks. Rich flavor, although a little too much spice notes for me (a little pinch of brown sugar makes the taste reminds me of cinnamon raisin). Probably looking for more of a rich dark chocolate flavor.
Very dark roast with nice chocolate notes. Stands up to milk well.
A bit too dark roasted for my tastes. It is quite bold and a bit too dark to drink without milk or even in a cortado.
I liked the full-bodied nature of this coffee. We like to make lattes with a home-frothing system and having a heavier roast like this helps contrast the milk.
Awesome dark roast! Full bodied and delicious!
This coffee was a little over-roasted for my taste. It manages to have a heavy body, which I appreciate (a truly dark roast would not) but there are some flatter, near-burnt tasting notes that I don't love. It pairs quite well with milk as the sweetness of the milk adds some balance.
Makes great espresso, once I dialed in the grind it pulled perfect shots with great crema.
I have really enjoyed this coffee. It’s very bold and has good flavor.
If I had choose btw this and the first coffee, I preferred the first coffee bc of richness and depth of flavor.
This one sounded great but we really didn't like it -- seemed over-roasted and bitter.
Very dark with lots of crema. Better with milk.
Too dark to taste any notes. Seems like generic roasted coffee i could buy at the grocery store for $6 a bag. Although the coffee produces nice crema, there is no roasting date which I dislike. Also your website indicates this as a medium roast in the picture and on the roast scale. The bag I received said it was dark roast. Did i receive the wrong coffee?
dark roast without tasting bitter
Way too dark!
Phenomenal! Keep them coming like this. I could be happy with just this forever. Not acidic, extremely smooth, and excellent finish.
Solid average espresso. The packaging leaves a lot to be desired. There was not a roast date on the packaging at all.
Darker roast than I prefer. I drink my espresso straight most of the time. This would hold up well to lattes and other milk blended drinks, and did go nice in a cappuccino.
Did not enjoy as much. Tasted a bit too nutty/burnt
we enjoyed this coffee. it has a well balanced flavor and even body..a little on the milder side of espresso and a satisfying cup of drip. overall very nice.
The coffee has a great full body and tastes fantastic!
Bitter and unremarkable as an espresso. Super weak and subdued as an aeropress.
Pretty good. A little more bitter than I like. But I enjoy the dark chocolate taste. Definitely needs some sugar to bring out the flavors
A great blend that is very rich in flavour!
Delicious, definitely goes well with steamed milk. This is close to what I'm looking for, I think. Then again, I don't know exactly what I'm looking for... It's a well balanced coffee, and I like the chocolate notes, but maybe some brightness would make this perfect.
Chocolaty and nutty. Very good for espresso!
Kind of a classic espresso flavor. This is more or less what you expect for a mixed drink espresso roast. Pretty good.
This was a fine full bodied, strong espresso, but it wasn’t anything special to me. I can get something very similar from our local roaster. I missed the complexity and interesting flavors that were in Caffe Vita Coffee Roasting Co.’s Organic Espresso.
Delicious full bodied blend.my favorite of what you guys have sent so far
Strong bodied flavor. Very drinkable as black coffee.
It's a very smooth coffee. Better as espresso than out of a French press. I got some chocolate notes and my wife did like it in a latte
Solid espresso. Nothing super unique, but a very good version of a classic espresso, full bodied -
chocolate, earthy caramel notes... especially good as a cortado/machiatto.
Really nice for lattes. Nice sweetness to it. Smooth.
The somewhat bolder body compared to other medium roasts makes for fantastic cappuccinos. For straight espressos, though, the somewhat strong base notes overshadow the more delicate flavors.
This one smelled fruity and good, but was much too bitter to taste. The bitterness masked the rest of the flavors too much. The good folks blend was much better.
I recalled enjoyed this one. The chocolate and caramel really stood out and was not bitter when pulling shots.
I really liked this coffee! It was bold and full but not at all burnt, and with very low acidity. I drank it black and savored every sip... my boyfriend drank it as a mocha espresso and said it was even better than the local coffee shop!
Rich and creamy chocolate up front with a caramel finish. A really good full bodied and well balanced blend.
It was ok, not a fan of the dark roast, but I'm sure people who do will like this
For those who like dark roasts with a lot of body, this is the one. Its flavour changes as you drink it - some nice aftertastes including a couple of bitter ones. I made a mistake on my subscription and chose dark roasts a few times by mistake. oops.
Good balance with hints of caramel and a clean aftertaste. Good flavor but could have had a bit more depth/ body
Good dark flavor. Smooth and mellow.
This one was pretty good. I've enjoyed it. I'm not always a huge fan of caramel in my coffee, but this I definitely liked. It isn't a super strong caramel taste like when adding the sugared flavoring afterward.
Bitter, followed by.bitter chocolate finish
Really enjoyed! Creamy, and so lovely in a silky latte.
Strong caramel flavor with some tang to it. I do not taste much chocolate, and it is not as deep bodied as I was expecting from the official description. Flavor and mouth feel is unique. Probably would not want as a daily espresso, but good for something different.
This has a great coffee flavor with a hint of chocolate at the end. The beans are a lot lighter than the Dilllano's Special Dark were. The strong coffee flavor jumps out on this one and it finishes really smooth.
As an espresso I like this, but it doesn't have as much depth of flavor as I like for a coffee.
Pretty good and thick crema out of my Gaggia Classic...Pleased with the flavor for americano or latte...
flavor, crema, aroma, body.... the best bean in a year
Rich dark chocolate taste. It's a dark roast but it doesn't taste over-roasted. This is an espresso that anyone can appreciate.
Looks like a medium dark roast, behaves like a medium light with my espresso machine. It was a bit more difficult to adjust- watery, not much crema. Definitely had to grind finer than when I normally use medium roasts to avoid splashing. Got some lightly fruity espressos that turned into hints of milk chocolate when milk was added. Also pulled a smooth double ristretto (accidental, slipped while tamping. Tamped too hard, you know how it goes) with a nice complex combination of fruit and chocolate flavors. Wasn't bad overall, I'm not particularly drawn to it though.
Nice blend that works well in espresso and pourover (Chemex and Clever Dripper).
by far the best one I've tried. Good balance of flavors
Better than the good folks coffee. No issues with this pick.
Aroma is good, taste is good, but overall is a little lighter than I like. When brewed, this blend wasn't as "thick" in color/flavor as I like.
Very smooth and chocolatey. Definitely recommend. Makes a really good cappuccino .
Good quality, but a bit darker than expected and slightly hard to pick out the prominent flavors.
The beens are okay for espresso as described.
I usually enjoy the medium/light roasted espressos, but I wanted to experiment, and really happy I did. This is not the oily darker roasts you see in generic coffee shops, that usually give an even taste of ash and charcoal. Rather this is a beautifully balanced traditional Italian espresso, with a long finish of dark chocolate. Though I didn't quite get the caramel, it's sweet enough at the end without being fruity. With a reasonable machine and grinder, if I close my eyes I can imagine I'm in a piazza in Rome.
This coffee tasted stale and was a heavy roast. We have specifically chosen light and medium roast and are confused as to why we were sent a dark roast and without a roast date so we cannot determine the freshness of the beans. Disappointed once again
This blend was great for both espresso drinks and pour overs. The rich taste was complimented by a strong finish.
Very tasty, but I'm ready for more nuanced flavors and maybe slightly lighter roasts.
Smooth, rich and no bitterness. Very good coffee!
Enjoying the deep rich flavor of this blend. It makes a perfect latte, hot or cold. The rich chocolate flavor comes through perfectly. Highly recommend.
I thoroughly enjoyed this blend. It had rich bold flavors and was delicious. I usually stick with medium roasts but enjoyed this dark roast
We liked this coffee, but not quite as much as our previous blend. Coffee was balanced and smooth.
Good caramel flavor, rich and chocolately. Wish it had a little bit of a acidic note to it.
Not what I expected but this isnt what I consider as espresso. Cant get a descent or consistent pull out of this blend. Its acidity, full bodied and unbalance, not my type. After pulling a shot I assume the beans could be at least 3 weeks old since it lacks crema and the bag doesnt have a roasted dates.
The after taste is not really good. Not our cup of "tea".
The taste was smooth and awesome
It's fine. No bitterness. Also not really any richness. No flavors stand out to me.
5/5 this was perfect in my espresso kettle. In comparison to my first bag, I enjoyed this one more. It was the perfect amount of dark blend
Good flavor, decent body low end of acidity. Would like to see more of the chocolate notes with additional nutty characters to make this one perfect
i usually don't use heavy cream ... and i don't care for caramel ...
It seemed very light, not full of flavor.
Great up front and has an interesting, almost herbal, finish. Definitely great for an occasional cup, maybe not as an every day. Though I haven't run it through as an espresso, so maybe I'm missing the point.
love it. But also love variety. Keep 'em coming. Thanks!
I like espressos and this one was pretty good. However, it tasted a bit lighter than I expected. The bean looked to be a medium roast at best, although it said dark roast on the package. (I don't care for dark roasts personally, just pointing out the difference between the description and how the coffee tastes)
a bit bland for my taste for a dark roast. not too acidic and overall smooth taste.
looking for a slightly lighter roast with more bold flavors that won't require a lot of milk, as this one does. furthermore, i typically brew my coffee in a chemex and sometimes in a french press so not really sure this is the best coffee given my typical brewing methods.
I found the Roma Espresso to be better than average but I'd prefer the aftertaste to be little less sweet and fruity.
This "espresso coffee" is the first actual espresso coffee in my espresso subscription, and it's not really an espresso coffee. It's made for espresso AND french press. Which is, obviously, not possible. The resultant espresso is bad, even on super find grind setting it's almost impossible to get a decent extraction. On the same setting as I use for most espresso I get 30+ grams in 12-15 seconds. Resulting in what should be under extracted grossness. It's not horrible, it's just bad and this clearly isn't a real espresso roast it's some hybrid nonsense. There is once again no guide for a recipe at all and no roasting date. This is a level of coffee I can get at safeway for less. What a disappointment
A really good cup of coffee, a tad dark but with milk it makes great drinks.
Smooth and rich. Enjoyed it more as a ristretto. Macchiato was good also.
I thought the dark chocolate was a little over powering and made it too one dimensional.
We enjoyed this coffee for single shots. Bitter for a double shot.
rich, smooth and velvety. Perfect with milk or as espresso. Not bitter or acidic at all.
We liked this blend. There was a nice chocolate flavor taste, and after some tweaks, we were able to pull nice espresso shots. We only gave 4 stars because the after taste was less smooth than the Sermon espresso we got last time.
Too dark for my taste.
Excellent! Love the notes of caramel and chocolate
Ok for a latte or cappuccino. A little boring as straight espresso. I think I prefer the original Espresso Parisi over the Roma blend.// Espresso Machine: La Marzocco Linea Mini // Grinder: Mazzer Super Jolly // Grind Level: 9.1
Easy drinking but not as many layers of flavor
This seemed to be more a mellow blend to me. Very smooth. We'd like to try something with a bit more bite and boldness. We like to add heavy cream to our coffee, so it still has to stand up to that! Also, we've been making butter coffee occasionally, and it can often make coffee bitter. Thank you!!!
This coffee grew on me. Nice crema and full bodied.
This is one of the worst coffees I have had. It was not dark at all, really acidic, stale and bitter. I do not recommend.
Aroma: chocolate notes, subtle, not strong Taste: Non complex, single dimensional, medium body, bitter
The roast was on the dark side of medium, but I wouldn't call it dark. Compared to other espresso blends, this was in the middle of the road; not great, but not bad.
This coffee has a nice rich flavor, good blend
Smells incredible! Tastes even better.
We have a Breville Oracle espresso machine. We ground at a coarse setting of 35. It was too mild and had no lingering taste. Almost a paper taste in the espresso. We made the grind finer to 30 and it was better, but not really bold enough to stand out in a latte. Not sold on this one. Going to a finer grind brought on off notes. Still learning how to distinguish between sour and bitter.
It was going so well with my subscription after they dialed in what kind of coffee I like, now we are back to where we started. This coffee is not good, has a strong floral taste. I would not recommend this coffee if you want a bold dark roast. Very disappointed!
Enjoyed the deep dark chocolate taste that melts through your pallets and finishes with a nutty hint. Made thisbwith aeropress.
I liked this one a lot. I think I tend to enjoy espresso blends. I appreciated that it was noted how this coffee is good for heavy milk users. I used to drink my coffee light and sweet, but have slowly moved to drinking black coffee. But that note prompted me to grab a bottle of half and half, and it was great. I could still taste the deep flavor, and liked the caramel notes. A real treat!
This is definitely the best roast I've received so far. It's smooth and flavorful. It grinds well and produces a wonderful crema. It's not too bitter and blends well with steamed milk. Keep the beans like this coming!
Weak in flavor. Grassy, dirty, musty taste.
when compared to Nizza, this was less dense, less rich and the flavour was less durable - I also noted that quality of the beans/roast seemed lesser as manifest by the inconsistency of each shot - the Nizza was most consistent and required less futzing with grind settings - it was not burnt but also not very exciting to my palate
This is my second shipment from Mistobox, and I think I enjoyed the first one better than this one. This is is good, but I had to play with the amount I added because after following the suggested amount it was a bit too acidic.
The coffee is a bit better than Equator with a nice expresso initial taste, but a too smokey aftertaste. It is not as rich an expresso as compared to Ille Italian expresso, dark. Overall, it is a mild tasting expresso with steamed milk for a latte and does hold up some what to the frothy milk. The acid seems more balanced to my taste.
Absolutely delicious, no bitterness, just rich, well-rounded robust flavor.
Prefer a darker roast.
One of my favorites. Very smooth flavor that's buttery. The flavor holds up very well as it cools.
excellent- Bold full body, smooth consistent. Love it. Favorite so foar
This roast goes well in cappuccino form. It smells amazing when ground, but seems to lose something in the brewing.
Ahh, my first coffee from MistoBox, like a first love this blend will remain etched in my memory forever. Complex, full and tasty and great as espresso. Very Italian feeling. I want to ride a Vespa through the streets of Rome after drinking this piece of coffee art.
I enjoyed this blend. It had a very smooth roast and extracted nicely.
OMG- I hope all my coffees are like this one. Love the taste!
better than the last, not great though
Complex aroma makes me think of hazelnut and caramel, with a finish to match. Not as "dark" or "smokey" as I usually like, but that results in a coffee that is inherently sippable and pairs amazingly with milk chocolate or breakfast sweets. Hoped for less acidity and richer mouth feel. Complexity comes across well via aeropress, but drip (obviously) or french press was less satisfying.
It definitely lacks in full body flavor, not smokey but sour in taste. I tried various grind levels and brewing times but it always had a muted acidity and flat sourness (like under-brewed coffee.)
// Espresso Machine: Breville, The Duo-Temp Pro Espresso // Grinder: Gaggia MDF Electric Burr Coffee // Grind Level: 3-4
Nice and bold, was almost too strong at points but really has a nice fullness too it. Definitely for espresso
I thought this made a great espresso. Def on the lighter side for a dark roast, not too smoky. I'd get it again.
bright, a little smoky, very smooth.
Good, but not great.
Delightful well-rounded cup of espresso.
This one was solid and very enjoyable.
Good flavor. I prefer a bit more body. Didn't enjoy the tanginess.
Too acidic for an every day morning coffee. Probably best after a rich meal.
I think this is the closest we've had so far. I wish it had a little something sweet on the end. Nothing too much, just a hit of caramel or something. Great roast though!
Harsh, acerbic, unbalanced.
Lynn & Dan
harsh, lacking in full body flavor
I.found this espresso to be too acidic for my taste. It was also quite light for a dark roast.
This coffee is good, but not great. I like the caramel flavor, but it has almost a burnt finish. I like the bold type, just toned down a tad. Thanks for the selection and I look forward to the next brand!
The flavor was good and interesting. The aroma was nice. It produced a very drinkable cup when mixed with milk for a latte. The flavor was deep, perhaps too deep. I think I might prefer something a little lighter, maybe with some fruit hints.
Average, not exceptional, not bad, but not memorable.
Not as dark roasted as a french or italian roast, fairly muted flavor profile, a bit of a disappointment
I usually drink my espresso without any sugar. I liked this but think I would prefer a less acidic blend since I don't use milk (lazy in the morning :) This is really smooth and easy to drink.ps. I don't like Stumptown Hair Bender blend. Way too acidic. Tasting notes say it has cherry, toffee, and fudge.
This coffee, like the last one had bright, citric-like notes that I don't find too appealing.
One of the best roasts
Flavor is good but it finishes weak in your mouth so not as robust as some.
Solid cup of coffee but nothing spectacular. This one is actually being served at my local coffee shop near work this week. I typically use an aero press when I brew which helped the flavor quit a bit. I prefer a bit more complexity to my coffee.
I didn't find it that heavy or bold. Very smooth and buttery.
Enjoyed the smokey hints in this coffee. Didn't get much crema off the cups, but always made a tasty cup.
Shared with my co-workers, and we really enjoyed this espresso blend. Good, full bodied flavor.
Hard to give 5 stars on my first MistoBox shipment, but this coffee is certainly very tasty -- it's bold, yet smooth. There is a gentle smoke flavor that balances a sweet tinge. This is a great coffee for my Moka Pot and I like that the Parisi package has instructions for Moka pot use. I brewed in my French press as well, but prefer this coffee in my Moka pot.
A beany aroma to the ground beans that I associate with cheap beans like generic Columbian belies a nice variable and complex cup. Maybe weirdly, I seem to taste different notes in the pour over cups (unsweetened butterscotchy flavors and, earthy, loamy richness) and aeropress cups, (a dark red cherry flavor tart on the back outside edges of the tongue). There is more that I can't describe. At first I disliked the 'less darkly roasted than I tend to prefer' roast. Now, though, I think that more roasting might have interfered with the subtler and more various flavors. How the coffee can be both rich and tart in different ways eludes me, but I like it. I feel sort of educated by this new idea. I don't know if I'd like this for a daily cup but I feel that it would be worth enjoying from time to time.
A little sour when drinking black single shot, but it definitely shines with half and half or heavier.
Not terribly impressed.
This blend was far from a typical espresso. While the nose was smoky and a bit fruity, the taste was bold and almost tangy. The beans were lighter in color from what I envision an espresso bean to be, but there was still an oily sheen. While I enjoyed the change, the flavor was not as deep or smooth as what you'd might expect from espresso.
very smooth, not a lot of bitterness and it did go great with milk!
Rich, smoky, bold and smooth. Excellent cup of coffee to drink black.
I loved this coffee! It was so rich and creamy, but with a bold smooth flavor. One of my new favorites!
Not a bad coffee, but for whatever reason shiny beans like this coffee are static monsters once ground and take flight all over the kitchen when I take out the hopper. You know you're getting older when you prefer a coffee that doesn't make a mess.
Good flavor but very lacking body for my taste. Would prefer something darker.
This was excellent, just my kind of coffee. Beans not too dark or oily; tasted fresh; very broad on the palate; not too acidic or fruity or angular. Wonderful dark chocolate flavors; great mouthfeel from the press pot. A winner for my taste. Makes me wonder if I prefer blends for their gestalt, vs. the distinctiveness of single-bean-type.