Our Gourmet Italian Roast (Espresso) coffee has an excellent crema with wonderful aroma and is very dark roasted. Espresso reaches its flavorful zenith through a longer roast to achieve a dark, caramel like sweetness. Italian Roast is a very dark roast and makes an exceptional latte, cappuccino, macchiato, mocha, or Italian espresso. We pride ourselves in capturing a dark roast without the harsh, bitter, burnt, flavor that so often comes in a dark roast. There is something to be said about the art of preparing espresso beans one single serving at a time. The extra steps seem to make it special, turning a typical coffee break into a memorable occasion. Espresso beans are best to grind right before brewing to capture the full flavor.