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 Espresso Parisi Blend was carefully roasted for you by Parisi Artisan Coffee. In the demitasse, you'll be greeted with milk chocolate sweetness, notes of hazelnut and almonds, soft mandarin orange-like acidity and a velvety smooth mouthfeel. Together with milk, expect hints of vanilla and caramel sweetness.
On the lower end of three stars. Drinkable for sure.
First sniff: The smell when I opened the bag was a slight cocoa and almond note. It wasnt overwhelming at all. I do want to point out I didnt see a "roasted on" date anywhere on the bag.
First cup: This coffee made a dark espresso and it had a great crema. I had to mess with my grind settings to get it just right. I got a mild cocoa/chocolate note with very little else certainly not a hazlenut or soft manadarin orange like the tasting notes mentioned. The first taste of the espresso was... underwhelming. I added some half and half and stevia as a long black hoping additional nuances would come out but other than a super light caramel (almost non-existent) nothing else really came forward. I didnt really get any hints of vanilla (which I was truly hoping for) or much else. The coffee didnt have a "punch" either that I was hoping for from a bit of a darker blend.
I was really hoping for more from this blend but it truly left me feeling underwhelmed and, honestly, I discarded the last two espresso shots worth of beans because it was just that underwhelming and I wanted to try my next bag which had arrived yesterday.
Quite disappointing indeed.
A great espresso.
Liked the nutty flavor
Good tasting. A little light weight from what we were hoping for. Not quite as deep rich as we we're looking for. Nice. Good quality. Nutty taste. Very faint chocolate note. We Haro hand expresso grind and Aero Press one cup at a time.
Alex and Rachel
I did not prefer this coffee. It tasted to me like a good Folgers coffee. I tried it as both coffee and espresso and neither one did I enjoy.
Great flavor profile when making espresso. Couldn't get quite the same flavor out of the drip, but overall I've enjoyed making espresso or americanos from this coffee.
The Parisi Artisan beans have been very nice. Good start! Here are some raw notes for you:
• Great color to the roast & nice aroma to the beans
• Little too burnt tasting at times, but solid full flavor
• Good body/balance, but would like to see a little more fruit or chocolate or sweeter taste
• Maybe something a little smoother & lighter in taste too, but good full balanced flavor would be nice
• Would like something versatile, I like espressos, but wife likes cappuccinos & lattes, as do I at times
Thanks so much, really enjoying this & super excited for the next selection & trying something new again!
This coffee had low acidity, was well balanced, very smooth, excellent crema. The coffee had a unique flavor highlighted by the subtle tones in it. Overall our family loved the espresso made from this coffee.
I really enjoyed that this seemed to lack the bitterness of many of the other espressos I have tried however overall it seems a little flat. Not weak, but flat.
Pretty good. Not a lot of bold flavors.
It was pretty balanced, but we've now learned we're not big fans of citrus-y notes in our coffee.
Smooth and well rounded. I could go bolder, though, if the smoothness is there.
this was a bit weak in both espresso and drip form - flavors are well balanced, just not as strong overall as most of the others.
I love the versatility of this coffee. Even has the instructions on the bag for several different brewing options. Moka Pot was a success, going to give it a try in the Chemex next.
I felt this coffee blend was a bit light in flavor. Nuttier notes were more dominant in what flavor was present with a very very subtle chocolate mixed in as well. Did not like it as much as a stand alone shot, was okay as a latte.
I drink my coffee black. I thought that my second cup was a "little" bitter. My wife uses Coffee Mate and said it was delicious. Good coffee.
This one was a little nutty for my taste, it left an aftertaste that was a bit heavier than I wanted.
Coffee had some nice chocolate notes, but it didn't strike me as bold. I typically make lattes and combined with the milk the coffee didn't perhaps pair as well.
John and Sara
A little too much chocolate for me, and sort of a weak aftertaste.
This is not a great coffee. We tend to go for stronger coffees, and this definitely reads on the weaker end of the spectrum.
When I received this shipment I panicked as it stated "dark" roast and I am not a fan of dark roasts. Upon opening the packet and looking at the beans a sigh of relief as they were medium roasted! After reading the reviews on this coffee, it looks like roasting has been inconsistent, but lucky for me.
Taste - it's okay for a single espresso. A hint of nut but that is all. Smooth and not acidic. A bit too light for a macchiato or small latte. Great for cone drip. A nice gentle coffee.
Though package indicated dark roast, this was more towards medium. I have espresso everyday and this coffe, while drinkable was not as rich as the Portofino Espresso blend I have roasted by Passport Coffee in Scottsdale at a substantially lower cost per pound. The beans were toward a dryer roast which took me several grinder and tamping adjustments to get a true 30 second shot.
This roast is darker than we typically like, so please keep that in mind when reading our feedback. This coffee was definitely bold, to the point of tasting bitter. We also tasted fruity undertones -- all in all, a very strange roast, not suited to our taste or specific brewing method (French press).
Did not care for this coffee. Tasted dark, dusty
Had an acidic-like flavor that was too overbearing too me. Might suit others, but not my cup of coffee.
Pretty good, a little darker than prime
Smooth, medium Roast, light nut and fruit flavors. Great tasting coffee
Very smooth flavor and was able to quickly dial in to my liking. Enjoying the chocolate tones and does indeed pair excellently with milk in a latte.
Delicious, nice toffee and chocolate flavors with a dry finish. Worked well as a cappuccino or an espresso.
great with milk but not the best option for espresso
We do not like dark roasts. Not enjoyable.
Yuck. Thin, very sour fruit-like flavor. I got no chocolate or nut flavors out of this at all, really all I got was the taste of an under-roasted bean. How this is considered by Parisi to be a dark roast or an espresso roast is beyond me, it is neither. The appearance of the bean is nicely uniformly chestnut colored but the taste is very distinctly of a blonde roast, but just barely. I'm extremely disappointed in this offering.
It's not a bad first coffee. It has some body to it that I enjoy, but not a whole lot of flavor. Not bad overall though, I enjoy it.
I don't have a Moka pot for optimal brewing, but as a pour over I found this to be a good, well balanced coffee. No off putting tasting notes here. Very good.
Good coffee. I really enjoyed making it my vacuum siphon coffee maker.
Felt that it has a bold smell but a lighter taste not really a dark roast but a medium for me
Did not particularly care for this offering. The beans arrived bone dry (which is not necessarily a problem in and of itself), but they were also a very light brown color. I would hesitate to even call them a true medium roast, much less a dark roast. They were borderline light-medium, in my personal opinion. Mouthfeel and taste were very vegetal, almost reminiscent of tobacco. Adding cream helped bring out some sweetness, but then it was almost like drinking a slightly sweet cigar. Not my favorite, by any stretch.
Damn good coffee!!! I don't generally go for espresso blends, but this one is an exception.
The roast was to my liking. Dark in appearance but not oily. However, the beans are quite acidic. This may be due to improper brew technique, but I tried changing the grind size and higher temperature. Nothing seems to mellow out the acidity.
I found it pretty decent in short lattes though as the milk mellows out the acidity.
While we usually don't drink darker roasts, this coffee was a welcome surprise. Goes down smoothly and not bitter.
This was a surprise. First, because I avoid chocolate flavored coffees and thought I indicated that on my misto profile. Nevertheless, I kept it and when opening the package, I was surprised by the absence of any "ahh" opening aroma. Nevertheless, I ground a batch and brewed a pot. I was surprised by the smoothness and lack of bitter aftertaste. Do I like chocolate, nutty flavors? Will I reorder it? I need a few more trials, but the fact that I haven't already given it away is a positive comment.
Beans were ground on the spot and dialed in for espresso. The taste was quite flat. I did not find this blend to be particularly complex or distinct. There is a possibility that the beans were not freshly roasted, as there was close to zero unground aroma, no roast date on the bag (only an expiration in 2017), and the grinder needed a very fine grind setting indicative of a less than fresh roast.
Possibly some of the best coffee I've had. The aroma is incredible and goes so well in a latte.
Xandra and Jay
Way too weak. Did not taste like espresso. We liked the jaguar much much better.
I'd like a darker bean, the flavor notes aren't my favorite, I blended it with some darker beans. I'm not sure what 'flavor' I like in a bean. I look forward to the next batch, something different! thanks. I like the freshness, which is evident.
I like the smooth and balanced flavor. I prefer espresso with stronger caramel and/or citrus notes.
too chocolately for my in the morning. though my wife did like it
Very pleasant. Chocolate and nutty notes. Very slight hint of citrus flavors, but not at all overpowering.
Smooth, medium bold, a bit more citrus than I usually prefer. But very nice.
Makes a pretty good latte but as an espresso the flavors don't stand out. I would do 3.5 stars if possible.
Coffee does not match description at all. Almost no nose before or after grinding. At most a medium roast, flavor is mild with some nuttiness and little else. Fortunately coffee is absent of bitterness and is drinkable, but not really suitable as espresso. Honestly, based on the large discrepancy between the description and my experience, it seems possible I was sent the wrong coffee.
Really enjoyed the chocolate, nutty undertones in this. That's my favorite style.
Good - we liked the bold flavor. In general we prefer bolder, nuttier flavors over fruity flavors.
Tastes OK when really hot, once it has cooled down even a bit, an overwhelming sourness takes over and makes it hard to drink. We have not tried it yet in Lattes. but we are primarily short and long espresso drinkers.
It's a weak coffee for my taste, I tried it with regular measurements as an espresso. I wasn't impressed with the result, which I think was weak for my taste, however, I do drink dark roasts mostly.
A little too dark for our tastes
I really loved the nutty under tones of this coffee. I wanted to taste the true essence of this coffee. So I tried it black and it was a little too bitter for me. With that being said I always take milk and a little bit of sweetener with coffee. I wish I liked black, I just can't do it. Adding the milk, I truly enjoyed it. My favorite coffee is Sumatra. Bold but smooth. This was a pleasant change. I used a French press, course grind.
Very light sweet taste. I prefer more bite in my espresso.
Too dark of a roast for me.
Very bitter and lacks sweetness. Tried to reduce the amount of grounds to pull a less extracted shot, but the outcome was the same.
Deep flavor but still very smooth and not bitter at all. Loved it!
Not bold enough
A nice mellow roast. Not quite as bold as I prefer for my first cup of the day. I'm a big fan of starbucks italian roast, very finely ground brewed using a melita single cup paper filter with 200 degree water.
Did not like very much
Chocolately and nutty....very smooth and not overly bold. Great as straight espresso, or with milk. I typically keep the burr grinder on a setting of 5, and had to go to 10 (very course) in order to get decent espresso....otherwise it was too fine and the machine had trouble during extraction.
Really, really nice. The best coffee I've brewed in my home to date
This may say "espresso" on the bag, but it is light and slightly sour. There's nothing bold or dark about it. It may taste better with some milk, but for a black coffee drinker, this is disappointing. I can tell that it's good coffee, but it's not for me.
WAY too acidic.. Yikes..
Rich, natural sweetness
Love the taste. Great aftertaste too. Lots of flavor.
Not my personal preference. I do not like medium roast. I tend to prefer dark and oily.Just not to my liking.
Enjoyed this one. Boldness was balanced well with just a little (not too much) sweet chocolate finish.
Coffee was very good! one of the best I have had, I would like some high caff coffee!(Im active duty army and caffine is super important!!!, flavor was good though, I like nutty and deep flavors!
Chocolately and nutty, pleasant coffee, a bit weak when paired with milk
Really loved this, don't know what else to say
Not as dark or oily as I would expect from an espresso, and was a little bitter when black.
Too bold for my liking
Disliked sour acid note (acid, not tannic). Checked for proper extraction. Would not have guessed this is called a dark roast. Under roasted?
I love this coffee, the smell alone is amazing presenting with both chocolate and nutty scents. The taste is phenomenal, giving a burst of coffee and chocolate flavor with ever-present nutty undertones, making it strike my tongue with a complex yet refreshing cup of coffee.
Bold taste with no acidity
Not roasted enough. It said dark roast, but the beans were tan instead of dark brown. The I Agree with Julia, that the flavor was flat, not bold.
Too bitter, tastes almost burned. At the same time it was missing a dimension of flavor. I kept brewing it stronger hoping that it would get richer in flavor but it just became more tart.
This blend was just okay. The description given for the Espresso Blend is right on, "bold with a mix of chocolate and nutty flavors". Just what we like! But the reality was a bit weak. Not very bold from our perspective. We prefer a stronger, bolder flavor that holds up to a bit of milk used to make our cappuccinos.
This was good, we liked it. Saving the five star for something exceptional.
I like the nutty flavor of this one as a drip coffee.