This coffee is a pefect representation of Tully’s roasting philosophy. Slow roasting at a low temperaure allows this coffee’s complexity to be unwrapped with each sip. A malty sweetness plays with the smoky elements that help develop the full bodied cup. Creamy and rich, the finish offers burnt cedar yet is pleasantly dry.
- Robust and intense
- Dark Roast
- Ground for Drip
Smooth, rich, dark.
I picked up two bags of this coffee for a good price on a Friday only sale. I am very happy I decided to try it. The flavor is rich and dark, with a smoky undertone and no bitterness. Just the way I like my coffee. I enjoy a good amount of cream in my coffee (no sugar!), so I need a blend that will stand up to the cream. This coffee definitely does just that. Even if you enjoy your coffee black, this coffee will not leave a bitter aftertaste. It is extremely smooth. I would rate this just a notch darker than a typical french roast coffee, and not quite as dark as a traditional espresso roast. It is just perfect. By the way, I use the Aero coffee press to brew my coffee, but I am sure this coffee would yield a delicious cup with all brewing methods. Try a cup; you’ll like it, too.
GenieSteamboat Springs, CO
This coffee, brewed in an automatic drip, strikes me as having a truly Italian taste, agree that it is rich and smoky (yes on the burnt cedar aspect). But something, as it hits the palate, is harsh and edgy. I make a strong brew and enjoy it with 2/3 cup skim milk heated in the microwave before addition of coffee. The third pot I got just right with 3 parts of this grind plus 1 part of a good German Arabica called Beaumont House Blend that I get at Aldi’s. That reduced the edge to exactly where I like it.
Very soon I noticed that this Tully’s Italian Roast makes a brew high in caffeine, a real plus in my world. I’ve always read that the darker roasts have less caffeine. It would seem, not this one. Ah, it’s such a pleasure to be awake!