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BLENDS GUIDE

Some tips to better understand and choose our blends


Roasting
Roasting The perfect roasting is a delicate balance between temperature (between 210 and 230°C) and time of exposure of the green coffee to the heat; it depends both on the blend composition and the typology of extraction to which the product is dedicated.

Lavazza formulated specific roasting cycles that can bring out the uniqueness of each blend and yield nuances of body, sweetness and fragrance.
 
Light roasting cycles are used for enhancing body and intensity.
Medium-length roasting cycles bring out the fragrance and sweetness, expecially for Arabica blends.
Dark cycles are reserved for espresso blends, which gives them a creamy quality and a well-amalgamated flavor.


Intensity We classify our coffee into ten different profiles according to their flavour, body and taste. Each profile is the result of our art of blending and roasting that gives a different intensity:

1-4: coffee with a lighter body and a delicate flavour.
5-7:  balanced coffee, rich in flavour.
8-10: full bodied and bold, with an intense aroma: the perfect Italian dark flavour profile.

Intensity