Lavazza Intenso Coffee

Lavazza Intenso CoffeeThis is our second sampling from the new Lavazza range - and it's the top strength number fiver. As with all Lavazzas, it's based on Robusta beans which makes which in this case are darkly roasted - so this one was never going to be for the feint hearted. They suggest nuts and chocolate on the packet - but let's face it, there's none of that here. This is just a good old fashioned hard hitting coffee for those who like a pick me up so strong it would even get Pete Doherty out of bed before 9am. Strong though it may be - it's not harsh and there's no metallic after taste which is so often the case with the dark, Robusta roasts. We like it, so it's 8/10

What the Manufacturer's say: 

"Lavazza's experts have carefully selected the finest coffee beans from three continents to offer a distinctive blend: Robusta beans from Latin America, Africa and South East Asia provide intensity, a full bodied texture and a lingering dark chocolate finish while Arabica beans from Brazil add a touch of nutty notes. Perfect for those who love to enjoy the authentic Italian coffee pleasure."

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Big fan of Lavazzas, so was happy to see some new names on the shelves of the supermarkets. The extra roasting gives this particular blend a slightly smokey flavour, which divides opinion for many coffee lovers. For me, I quite like the difference it brings to the brew. However, its the after taste that really steels the show, strong without a trace of sickliness.

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