Looked it up....it's called Torrefacto
Wife completely rejected illy this morning as bitter/sour ... it IS a taste thing; Italy vs. Latin American coffees.My italian emigrant friends are pretty unanimous in choosing Bustelo even though it's Cuban.
So true !....Bustelo is very cheap coffee, a mixture of low grade Arabica beans and low grade Robusta beans...People who are raised on the Robusta flavor usually find high quality Arabica coffee " too weak " in flavor. There are very high quality Robusta's around however... Robusta Coffee - Len's CoffeeWife completely rejected illy this morning as bitter/sour ... it IS a taste thing; Italy vs. Latin American coffees.
I know Lavazza and illy are good coffees. Bustelo and Pilon are just what we learn to prefer, apparently.
Got you beat! We went back and Cheapo La Rica was $1.19 on sale! See if your sketchy one notes origin ...View attachment 963309
I came across this one, another $1.99 brick at the supermarket. As one might expect from the name, it also is not from an Italian maker. The package gives no indication at all as to the origin or type of beans used.
I whipped up a cup in the moka pot and made a shot with the DeLonghi, and it's not half bad at all for what one might expect. The aroma is rather pleasant, mostly baker's chocolate. I even pick up a little bit of fruit in it and the flavor. The espresso was very much chocolate, almost like a chocolate cake. It has a very harsh, lingering bitterness, though, more in the moka pot version than the espresso.
That bitterness probably goes away if you want to make it Cuban style with a boat load of sugar. This stuff does advertise itself as "specifically blended for the Latin Taste," so I suppose I should not be surprised.
I wouldn't say this is a great coffee, but it's a mighty good value at $2/brick.