April 4, 2007

Lucaffe ESE Espresso Line - Yum!


So last week, I posted some information about the Lucaffe Mr.Exclusive that came in my Pod Cast newsletter from Pod Merchant. I went back and tried both the Lucaffe Mr. Exclusive, the Lucaffe Classic, and the Lucaffe Colombia. I like them all, and am pretty impressed with the three. For me 100% Arabica blends tend to be a little too acidic without the full bodies back end flavor that I enjoy from other blends that have robusta coffee in the espresso blend. So I was surprised to see that the Mr. Exclusive 100% Arabica blend to have that full-bodied flavor without having a Robusta flavor too it. So this might be the best of both worlds for some people. I like it.

The Lucaffe Classic was also a great little pod, with a slightly more pronounced back end full bodiedness, with some nice sweetness that came though in the flavor profile. The Colombia is similar to the Mr. Exclusive in that it is cleaner, but also with a full bodied flavor profile. With all of these, the flavors are complex, and not transparent with garish peaks of flavor sticking out to dominate the experience. I have to say the entire line here is well done. I don’t quite know what to make of the gentleman on the front of the pod packages, but the coffee inside is a winner.

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Posted by Scott Martin at April 4, 2007 7:58 AM
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Has anyone else tried the Exquisit variety Lucaffe sells. Its 90% Arabica/10% Robusta which is perfect for my tastes. I love it! The only problem is its a little hard to find.

Oh and I agree they could do without the cartoon guy on the front.

Posted by: Chris at April 20, 2007 9:31 PM

Isn't that label art just a tad racist? Its right up there with some of the caricatures good ole Mr. Streicher used in his Nazi newspaper, Der Sturmer.

Don't think we'll see it on the shelves at A&P!

Posted by: Steve at April 7, 2007 8:20 PM
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