We are proud to offer only the finest espresso beans for the best Italian coffee around. We are the only distributor for this coffee in North America. Our espresso beans are imported from Naples, Italy, packed for freshness and specifically blended with 80% Arabica and 20% Robusta beans to give it the smoothest richest taste you have ever experienced in espresso coffee.
This coffee offers a dark, rich flavor with no real bitterness or burnt flavour unlike most cheaper brands.
Fodor's™ is an internationally renowned tourist guide, and they know their coffee. In their book Naples, Capri, and the Amalfi Coast, they say "Naples is ground zero for coffee lovers.
Espresso was invented here and is still considered by the Neapolitans to be an essential and priceless part of their cultural patrimony. The word espresso by the way, should probably be understood in its true meaning, "pressed out" rather than the more common interpretation of "quick." For the many espresso cognoscenti, Naples has THE BEST COFFEE IN THE WORLD.
Almost any bar you walk into, no matter how dingy or how close to a train station,it is likely to serve up an espresso that would make any Malibu Hot Spot wilt in envy. Even Italian bars (meaning coffee bars) are as English pubs once were, with brewers, coffee roasters/distributors having exclusive House Brands that tend to be highly regional such as Kimbo, Moreno, and Tico, and the very best of which, is Salimbene"
Just google: "Fodor's, Naples, Salimbene coffee" and see for yourself.
Unlike other very dark roasts, Salimbene has no real bitterness or burnt flavour. This is because it is an excellent blend of only the finest beans in the world. The Arabica beans lend a rich, dark flavor and the Robusta beans instill a wonderful sweetness. These beans are roasted using an old, family tradition that brings the blend to a perfect balance.
The result is a beautiful cup of espresso with a wonderful, thick crema—that light brown foam on the surface of the cup. This creme shrouds a dark, semi-sweet, almost chocolaty flavor.
The beans are packed right off the roaster for exceptional freshness, so open up your package of Salimbene and start enjoying what we think is the Best Espresso in the World.
We are the only company in North America that distributes Salimbene™ coffee, so we are able to offer the best deals. Choose us for your next order, and enjoy the finest cup of coffee you'll find anywhere.
Blind taste tested by 'Crema', a German magazine for European coffee lovers and connoisseurs. We were given a 9.5/10 against all other European and Italian blends.
A few weeks ago I received an email from someone who wrote:
How come you don't mention Salimbene coffee from Naples as the winner of Best Italian Roast for 2015, in a blind tasting by "Crema" Magazine, a European coffee magazine for espresso lovers. For the first time its available in the USA on Amazon.com. I let them know that I'd check it out, which I have now done.
I purchased a 2.2 lb (1 kg) bag of Salimbene Superbar beans through Amazon.com at my own expense. According to the packaging, the beans are roasted at Cafee Salimbene in Naples, Italy, the city from which espresso coffee originates. The beans cost $39.85, which works out at $18.11/lb, one of the more expensive beans I have bought, and the most expensive beans I have reviewed to date.
The packaging and logo is understated with a vacuum-seal valve. The packaging notes that the blend is 80% Arabica beans. The labeling on the packaging states: A rich, finely textured, almond-reddish coloured crema seals down into the cup the aromas of this harmoniously structured blend. The real, good Italian Espresso blend with a rich body and lingering taste thanks to the presence of highest quality washed Robustas. Salimbene's Superbar is made of coffee beans grown in 8 countries from Central and South America, Africa and Asia.
Upon opening the package, I observed that the roast is a dark roast, but not to the extent that the oils are being extruded from the beans, a critical characteristic for making espresso crema: beans that are roasted very dark to the point that the oils make the beans slick and wet often fail to produce good crema when making espresso, especially when using a less-expensive domestic espresso machine.
The beans were not noticeably aromatic. I'm sure we've all gotten ecstatically heady breathing in deeply the aroma of roasted coffee beans, but that is not the kind of hit you are going to get with these beans. The aroma is quite subtle.
I ground 4 tablespoons of the beans in my Breville Smart Grinder at the normal fine grind setting that I use for making espresso and extracted a shot into a glass demitasse so that the results of the crema produced were easily visible.
My family originally came from Naples, Italy. They always told me that Naples was the home of espresso coffee. My grandfather used to tell us stories and reminisce about drinking Salimbene Coffee back home in the bars. Now I can get it right here. No more Starbucks for me, this is quality espresso.
A lot of espresso coffees taste like mud and they are bitter like hell, even the most expensive ones. But this blend really is different. It’s strong but smooth. Almost sweet, even without sugar, with a thick crema on top. It’s definitely not your ordinary espresso, but then again, for $32.95 it better not be!
I have searched the entire U.S.A. for that perfect espresso … finally found it here … It’s Salimbene!
I have tried a lot of coffees, always looking for the best, you know that one that is just that cut above the last one. I stopped searching once I found this one. It is the Best Espresso I have ever tried.
I love my lattes so much, I drink them from a soup bowl sized cup. Even though I add a lot of steamed milk, I can tell a good espresso from a bad one, and this is definitely a very, very good one.
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