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Italian Roast

Italian Roast

This article is going to amaze you!

First, we will introduce our Pottenzza Italian Roast Coffee. Next, we will delve into the two main types of coffee roasts, the most appreciated in the world. And, to finish off, a surprise: you’ll learn a secret of the famous coffees…

Read this article to the end and be surprised by two tasty treats.

Italian Roast

Italian Roast

Immerse yourself in the powerful and vivid notes of Italian Roast Coffee – a brew crafted to stimulate your senses and electrify your palate.

Our coffee beans originate from Italy’s most revered coffee cultivation areas, where centuries-old tradition of skilled roasting has refined the craft of coffee creation. These beans are meticulously handpicked and roasted to achieve a deep and potent flavor profile. The outcome? A coffee that boasts richness, a bold body, and distinctive character.

Our darkest roast. Slow roasted blend of specialty grade Arabica/Robusta. 

Italian Roast

Have you tried Italian roast coffee?

There is not a single perfect roast, but rather a variety that caters to different tastes and occasions. The ideal coffee beans are those that satisfy your taste, so it is crucial to understand the differences between the various roasts to choose the one that best harmonizes with your palate.

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Today, we will delve into the Italian roast.

Roasts are distinguished by the roasting method and the blend of beans. The Italian method uses shorter roasting times and a darker roast than others.

The Italian roast is often the choice for preparing espresso shots using only dark beans, slightly less roasted than medium-dark, creating a larger surface area for extraction and, consequently, more flavor from the oils of each bean.

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Understanding the Italian roast

Among the darkest coffee roasts, the Italian roast has a rich, burnt flavor with a smoky aftertaste. It is preferred for espresso as it produces a dense, full body. It is believed to have been named Italian because the popular espresso was invented in Italy.

In roasting, this style of coffee is basically roasted beyond the “second crack,” meaning the coffee beans burst twice in the roasting machine. This is achieved by roasting at a lower temperature for extended periods and using a smaller air flow through the roaster to obtain more natural smoky flavors.

When it comes to Italian roasted coffee beans, the beans are heated to high temperatures for only about 30 seconds before being cooled to obtain golden flavors, like chocolate or espresso coffee.

Coffee lovers often divide into two groups – those who prefer a more robust flavor, like the Italian, and those who prefer a more delicate flavor.

Italian Roast

So, what is your favorite type of coffee?

The selection of coffee beans and the roasting process can significantly alter the final taste. Some roasters use lighter pressure to obtain light-colored beans, which emit a sweeter flavor with less intensity, compared to darker roasted beans that are carbonized after the roasting process.

What is the difference between dark roast and espresso roast?

The difference between dark roasting and roasting for espresso coffee is the roasting level. Deeply roasted coffee are usually roasted at a higher development level, while espresso coffee beans are roasted at a lower development level.

Dark roasts: the most common type of coffee beans that can be found in many supermarkets, restaurants, and coffee shops around the world. Dark roasts have a light caramelized sugar that gives it an almost burnt taste.

Espresso roast coffees: the coffee beans are roasted much more lightly than those of dark roasts, so they do not burn any of their natural oils or sugars, but can still develop some darker flavors, like caramel or toffee.

Many coffee shops opt for roasted espresso coffee, as it is generally less bitter than dark roast, which can be appealing to customers who want something sweet and with little bitterness, like an iced latte or an espresso.

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Final Thoughts

The difference between the roast types, color, smoothness or robustness is a matter of personal preference. Some people enjoy strong coffee, while others prefer a smooth and creamy coffee. Some individuals might be more inclined to drink something with higher acidity and a lighter flavor…

Others may crave a more intense flavor, thus opting for an Italian roast. The taste of your coffee depends entirely on you, as the roasting process is based on personal preference. Personally, I appreciate all types and, above all, I love sampling the best coffees in the world!

Two bonus recipes for you, as you have read this article to the end, let’s go!

Recipe for delicious creamy hot coffee

Whether you’re hosting guests at your home or simply enjoying the colder seasons, preparing this recipe will ensure a stunning presentation! The best part, in addition to being flavorful and light, is that this recipe, once prepared, lasts for an entire week, allowing you to savor this marvelous drink multiple times. After all, when it’s ready, all you need to do is add 1 or 2 tablespoons of the mixture to hot milk or water to have your creamy coffee ready. And we assure you: after trying it, you won’t want any other coffee! The most amazing thing is that this recipe requires just three ingredients and incorporates healthier sugars, such as demerara or xylitol. Therefore, make your mornings healthier and more delicious, check out the recipe and prepare it today!

Creamy Coffee with only 3 Ingredients

Duration: 15 minutes | Yields: 20 servings | Difficulty level: Easy


  • 1 cup (240 ml) of water
  • 2 cups (240 ml) of demerara sugar or xylitol
  • 50 grams of instant coffee

Preparation instructions:

  • Start by boiling a cup of water.
  • While waiting, combine the sugar and instant coffee in a separate container.
  • Once the water has boiled, pour it over the coffee and sugar mixture.
  • Use a mixer to stir until the mixture turns into a cream, which should take about 10 minutes.
  • This cream can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days!
  • When you’re ready to enjoy, boil a cup of milk and add a tablespoon of the cream.
  • Stir a bit and your beverage is ready to be savored.
Recipe for delicious creamy hot coffee
Recipe for delicious creamy hot coffee

Recipe for Delicious Iced Coffee

Cold drinks that feature coffee as a key component have been winning the taste buds of millions of enthusiasts globally. We present an iced coffee recipe that promises to add a refreshing touch to your afternoons and dazzle your guests, making your social gatherings even more enjoyable!

Ingredients (For 1 serving)

  • 1 cup of cold milk
  • 3 cubes of frozen coffee
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 2 scoops of ice cream (chocolate or vanilla)
  • 1 tablespoon of Ovaltine
  • Whipped cream for topping
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Chocolate sprinkles

Preparation Instructions

  • In a blender, add all the ingredients, except for the Ovaltine. Blend for about 2 minutes or until the coffee cubes are completely dissolved.
  • After blending, include the Ovaltine in the mixture.
  • Decorate a glass with chocolate syrup, then pour the mixture into the glass and top with whipped cream. Decorate with more chocolate syrup and chocolate sprinkles.
  • Serve cold.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Delicious Iced Coffee
Delicious Iced Coffee

Pottenzza Coffee

Our store brings you closer to the best coffees in the world, providing your full satisfaction through great moments of relaxation, a warm welcome among friends, and good reasons to talk about flavors and stories from around the world. And there’s nothing better than having a true ally, your favorite coffee, to make your day wonderful!

At the Pottenzza store, you will find the flavor of coffee cherished by Italians, as well as all the coffees from around the world.

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