September 5, 2008

Review: Covim Caffe Espresso Pods - Gold Arabica and Orocrema


We have been drinking Covim Caffe Espresso pods over the past few weeks, and without cutting to the chase found them to be quite tasty. We received both the Gold Arabica and the Orocrema espresso pods which are both 7 gram ESE pods. Our current preferred method of pulling a shot in the warm Summer heat is to use our Handpresso, and the results have been excellent. But first, how about some background on Covim and how they source the coffee and make their pods:

The procedure implemented by Covim for the production of coffee in pods starts with the selection of the plantations, continues with control, separate roasting of the different varieties and careful blending which ends with the packaging of the product in single-dose portions so that an Italian-style coffee can be enjoyed in every workplace, in Italy and abroad. The paper pods, made in standard and small formats, are packed in a special single-serving sachet in a protected atmosphere, which guarantees lasting quality and freshness of the coffee. They are available in four varieties: Orocrema, Gran Bar, Gold Arabica and the decaffeinated Suave, in cartons of 150 units or in handy 25-pod dispensers. Pods weigh 7 grams.

Sounds good to us, as we said earlier the results are excellent. Here's the two blends we sampled.

  • Covim Caffe' Gold Arabica - 100% Arabica blend of Brasil Santos, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Santo Domingo. Very Aromatic with strong body and slight acidity. Excellent aftertaste.
  • Covim Caffe' Orocrema - A blend of 20% Arabica (blend of Brasil Santos, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Santo Domingo) with 80% Robusta (blended from Southeast Asian and African countries).
    Absent acidity, full body, and fine aroma.

A shot of the Covim Orocrema espresso.

A shot of the Gold Arabica espresso from Covim.

We really like the Gold Arabica for it's full flavor, but the Orocrema is nice for pulling a couple of shots in the morning to make the perfect Americano. We found both produced excellent crema, but the Gold Arabica won hands down on the amount of crema it produced in each shot.

We can't but recomend these excellent coffee pods. The Covim Caffe Espresso Pods will work in any ESE espresso machine including the HandPresso, Francis Francis, and the Gaggia Baby D.

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Posted by Jay Brewer at September 5, 2008 9:09 AM
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I agree, this coffee is amazing. I lived in Italy and I have very high standards for Espresso - Covim pods are the only pods I drink. Pod Merchant has been out of stock since February 2009 and will no longer be selling Covim (they won't tell me why, sounds like a dispute), and has been out of stock since February as well. Sounds like a shortage. Anyone have the scoop?


Posted by: Jason Hofmann at May 26, 2009 2:52 PM
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