The flavours of an espresso | De’Longhi | The excellence of Italian roasters

The flavours of an espresso Want an espresso? But what does it taste like? Here I am to explain the mystery: the flavours of coffee are acidity and bitterness; the first flavour is characteristic of Arabica coffee, which has a quasi-acidity caused by the richness of the coffee’s aromas. In Continue Reading

The espresso crema | De’Longhi | The excellence of Italian roasters

The espresso crema Welcome to the new De’Longhi episode. Today we’re going to look at the features of the Autentica’s espresso. The coffee is perfectly topped by a lovely firm emulsion, the crema, which is the essential seal that preserves the espresso’s heat and fragrance until the very last sip. Continue Reading

Plantation coffee and wild coffee | De’Longhi | The excellence of Italian roasters

Plantation coffee and wild coffee Hello, in this new episode with De’Longhi I’ll be explaining the difference between plantation coffee and wild coffee. Plantations produce well-finished coffees, which are sometimes produced in high quantities. Some of these are very good, whilst other medium- or high-quality ones are used as a Continue Reading

Harvesting methods | De’Longhi | The excellence of Italian roasters

Harvesting methods Do you prefer ripe fruit, or does the slight astringency of early fruit appeal to you more? I’m here with you today to describe the two main methods of harvesting coffee cherries: the picking method requires the selection of perfectly ripe and whole stone fruits. Slow Food plantations Continue Reading

Coffee and milk | De’Longhi | The excellence of Italian roasters

Coffee and milk This morning do you want a cappuccino or a latte? It’s thought that the pairing of coffee and milk was invented in Vienna in 1600, made using coffee abandoned by the Turks in the camps from the long siege around the Austrian city. The best combinations I Continue Reading

How Coffee Is Made – Coffee Growing 101 – In Colombia!

Count me as a coffee drinker. But it’s interesting that given what a ubiquitous thing coffee is: do you even know what a coffee plant looks like? That’s me at a coffee farm in Colombia. I was there thanks to NesCafe. And they took me to the heart of Colombia, Continue Reading

Roasting | De’Longhi | The excellence of Italian roasters

Roasting I’m here once again with you and De’Longhi to discuss the espresso coffee. Today we’ll look at the final destination of sacks of coffee: roasting. Coffee beans are carefully roasted, then packaged as beans that are ready for use. Italy ranks second in the world in terms of the Continue Reading

Where to buy coffee beans | De’Longhi | The excellence of Italian roasters

Where to buy coffee beans I’m here to advise you on how to buy coffee beans for De’Longhi fully automatic coffee machines. You can easily find coffee beans in every supermarket, but you can buy excellent single-origin Harenna, Huehuetenango and Camapara coffees from artisanal roasters who acquire the Slow Food Continue Reading

Degree of roasting | De’Longhi | The excellence of Italian roasters

Degree of roasting Hello to all espresso enthusiasts. Here I am again to talk about the colours of roasted coffee. Beans that have a beautiful brown colour? Perfect for an Americano or long coffee. Deeper brown? This indicates the best degree of roasting for an espresso with highlands Arabica, such Continue Reading

The bean and the plant | De’Longhi | The excellence of Italian roasters

The bean and the plant Hello, my name is Gabriella Baiguera. Today I’ll talk to you about coffee beans, the seed of a wonderful Ethiopian plant that flowers two/three times a year, meaning that fruit and blossoms appear on a branch at the same time. The beans are contained in Continue Reading