Nicoletti Espresso - Page 6

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truemagellen

#51: Post by truemagellen »

etout00 wrote:I've ordered Nicoletti a few times via Amazon, in all cases the roast was within a couple days of delivery with a hand written Thank you note, and in a sealed oneway valve bag. The taste is similar to what I had in Naples Italy pulled from lever machines, where most all Italians add a packet of sugar to the shot. I believe they are going for true Italian style blends/roasts which would include robusta beans and have a stronger/heavier taste profile than what some may be expecting. Just my opinion, for what they are going for, trying to be true to a blend found in Italy, I feel they hit the mark.
the bag you received was silver or just a craft paper bag?

etout00

#52: Post by etout00 » replying to truemagellen »

For the 4 or 5 times I've ordered, all came in a silver valve bag. All ordered directly through Amazon and arrived within 2 or 3 days post roast. Last bag I ordered was about 6 months ago, so I guess things could have changed drastically for quality since then.

wachuko

#53: Post by wachuko »

truemagellen wrote:the bag you received was silver or just a craft paper bag?
Mine is silver... and I sure hope the next one is just as good... It was unfortunate to see that folks got inconsistent quality from order to order. I will give it a try again and see if I do not suffer the same experience. This was good enough to order again, at least for me...

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Wachuko

baristainzmking
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#54: Post by baristainzmking »

I have tried their coffee twice (came in silver bags) and found it undrinkable even in milk drinks. Bitter, burnt, rubbery taste....
Julia

etout00

#55: Post by etout00 »

wachuko wrote:Mine is silver... and I sure hope the next one is just as good... It was unfortunate to see that folks got inconsistent quality from order to order. I will give it a try again and see if I do not suffer the same experience. This was good enough to order again, at least for me...

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That's how my bag looked last few times I ordered. I feel the 'burnt' Nicoletti is going for the type of blends traditionally found in Italy; heavy creama and with robusta. I've witnessed Italian relatives from Italy try a single origin or lightly roasted espresso blend from the US and nearly spit it out stating it tasted like lemon water. To be honest, when I visited Italy, I'd guess 9 out of 10 cafes I visited in Italy used Kimbo coffee and locals generally drank shots with lots of sugar; drastically different experience than in the US coffee shops.

ChrisRiera

#56: Post by ChrisRiera »

Hi here, new to the forum, i just want to post my thoughts with this coffee, for me it always worked perfectly, the best of all espressos that i ever tried. Taste, smell, crema, forgiveness with the machine, etc. I tried in both flat and conical burr grinders, with a little better taste on conical ( for me ). Excepcional coffee, better customer service by Aldo, that always answers all the messages immediately, and he even send me free 1972 coffee to try. I will always recommend this coffee.
Christian