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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 coffees in three profiles to accentuate their peak of aroma, body and flavour: intensity reflects our blending and roasting artistry.

1: This level of intensity indicates a very light-bodied coffee and delicate taste and aroma.
2: This level of intensity indicates a light-bodied coffee, with sweet and flowery aftertaste.
3: This level of intensity indicates a balanced coffee, thick and velvety crema, and rich taste and aroma.
4: This level of intensity indicates a coffee with rich body, long-lasting crema, intense taste and aroma with hints of dried fruits.
5: This level of intensity indicates a full-bodied coffee, dark and long-lasting crema, and strong taste and aromas reminiscent of dark chocolate.

Intensity