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Enjoy the aroma and flavorful richness of Torrefazione Italia 12-oz. Perugia Blend Whole Bean Coffee for breakfast, after a meal or during an afternoon break. This medium-roasted blend is typical of the Perugia region in Italy, and its full-bodied consistency and smooth flavor make it ideal for espressos or espresso-based coffees, such as cappuccinos, lattes or macchiatos. You'll get a sense of the beans' richness as soon as you open the bag and take in the intense heady aroma. When in the cooking or baking mood, the richness of Torrefazione Italia's Perugian blend is ideal for dessert or sauce recipes that call for a flavorful roast coffee. Thrill your guests with a refreshing espresso granita or a delightful chocolate espresso pudding. Add a sprinkling of aromatic whole beans as a garnish to enhance the richness of your servings.
Best Used For:
Use Torrefazione Italia Perugia Blend, whole-bean coffee for full-flavored espressos with a smooth finish. Perugia Blend's full-bodied quality also makes it ideal for a host of espresso-based drinks and to enjoy with desserts after dinner or rich breakfast pastries such as danishes, muffins or chocolate croissants.
Medium roast typical of the Perugia region in Italy
Full-bodied and smooth taste experience
Whole beans for the freshest brew
Six-month shelf life is ideal for the occasional coffee drinker
This is a truly great coffee for espresso. I've tried many different roasts and keep coming back here. It's smooth and slightly nutty, with a chocolate finish. No bitterness or bad aftertaste. I ran out and bought some from a well-known large national chain and compared to this it was tasteless to drink and afterward tasted like I'd swallowed a dead rat compared to this. The only downside is that once you get it you won't want to drink anything else.
Since this company (Torrefazione) and its cafes were acquired and promptly closed by Starbucks, the quality control of the various Torrefazione blends is doubtful. The blends now prepared by Starbucks varies widely. The original objective was not, of course, to expand the coffee offering range of Starbucks but to erase a competitor. If they had continued the quality of Torrefazione I would have no complaints but Starbucks does not.
I have lived and worked in the coffee-loving Pacific Northwest and western Europe. Torrefazione was the best coffee house experience. Perugia whole bean make the best espresso. I hear Starbucks is discontinuing Torrefazione whole bean and will sell ground only. To make great espresso, you must grind your own beans. This is a terrible mistake. Please write Starbucks and let them know.
I have used the Perugia blend for years to make espresso at home--in fact, since Torrefazione had its own coffee shops in the Pacific Northwest. Now I think cooking.com is the only place selling them. You can make espresso comparable to what you find anywhere in northern Italy.
It is becoming more difficult all the time to find this wonderfully rich coffee in grocery stores. Finding it online, and on sale was fantastic. You cannot beat the price buying it locally, even with the added cost of shipping. Thank you cooking.com for offering this at a great price.
We received a gift of this coffee last spring and I have been hooked ever since. While it is a little more expensive than some others I have tried, I use less so it evens out, more or less. I just got back from 3 weeks in Italy and had my eyes peeled for this particular coffee with no luck. So I guess I am a permanent customer until I give up good coffee.
I think the Torrefazione Palermo is actually the best coffee, but they discontinued it. The whole bean Perugia has a wonderful caramel and earthy body that is absent from most coffees. If you like your coffee Starbucks burned or watery or acidic, Perugia is not for you. If you want rich full bodied coffee, you really can't do better.
We can't start our day without Perugia Coffee!!! The aroma, the taste, it is a strong coffee, but has this velvet touch that it's hard to compare. Truly, there is no better coffee than Perugia Coffee by Torrefazione Italia!! Try it! There is no way you wouldn't like it!!!
Perugia Blend Coffee Beans by Torrefazione Italia are, without the slightest doubt, the best coffee we've ever tried. We found it by accident while staying in a Seattle hotel last year and have used nothing else since then. We are reluctant to buy coffee at any of the many coffee shops simply because it never measures up to the rich, strong, yet mellow favor and aroma of Perugia Blend made in a french press at home.
We have the good fortune of living in the Pacific Northwest, and have been drinking Torrefazione's Perugia blend since the days long before their purchase by Starbucks. It was fabulous then and remains so today.
We love the full-body flavor of Perugia that is robust but still smooth. I have yet to find another coffee that rivals it in flavor.
Sadly our local suppliers are gradually disappearing so I was thrilled to find that Cooking.com was carrying it, and the price was still reasonable for a premium coffee. Hopefully they will continue to offer it for many, MANY years to come.
Want to make perfect espresso at home? Stop looking for the right beans. Seriously. This is the one! Aside from what is served in Italian coffee bars, I've found nothing that compares to Torrefazione's Perugia blend in the US.
In the States, I've tried numerous other brands from time to time when I couldn't get my hands on this one: Starbucks, Seattle's Best, Kirkland (ugh, don't bother), and Peet's to name a few. None measure up.
Perugia Blend is very smooth and well-balanced. It has wonderful depth of flavor, yet isn't bitter. If you ever had the pleasure of visiting a Torrefazione Italia cafe before Starbucks shut them down, this is what they served in all of their espresso beverages. You won't be disappointed.
It also makes great French press.
That said, it's getting harder and harder to come by. I used to be able to buy the beans directly at their cafés. No problem, as some local grocers carried the beans in bulk and pre-packaged 12 oz bags. Then they stopped offering bulk. Now they've all stopped carrying whole beans; the only Torrefazione blends carried are pre-ground. Cooking.com to the rescue! They may be the last outlet to handle it (even linked by the Torrefazione Italia web site), and at a good price too—especially if you can take advantage of any free shipping.
Not sure if the trend I just described means anything. Grocers l contacted who used to carry whole bean Torrefazione informed me their distributors can't get it anymore. Does that mean it's being discontinued? I hope not! Buy this while you can. Hopefully Cooking.com will always carry it, but the powers that be at Starbucks may have other ideas.
My purchase this April was delivered promptly and the bags are marked best before April 2010. Stock up in confidence if you can store in a cool, dark place.
Your packaging left something to be desired. Were I not paying for delivery I might find the minimal packing material a little more acceptable. However, the beans arrived loose in there individual bags meaning that the bags had lost their seal. This of course compromises the freshness of the product.
Overall I am very pleased with the service, products available through Cooking.com.
This coffee has bold body without being bitter. Rich complex flavor and intense. Purchased for my mother who drinks iced coffee everyday. She makes it herself now. she used to go to a privately owned coffee cafe where they served the best ice coffees from Italian beans. She noticed that the business started to use a different coffee and asked them what coffee they were using before. The reply was Torrefazione. Upon receiving the coffee she made herself some iced coffee...... HUGE grin and excitement in her eyes. LOVES IT! A few weeks later I get a call and it is my mom saying everyday I enjoy this coffee so much and it makes my smile to know I can have quality coffee at home. The reason I don't think the product is a good value for the price is because you can go to some grocery stores and buy this at a better price and no shipping. If you can not find this in a store you should give it a chance. This line of beans are fantastic. Go for it!
this is one of, if not, the finest coffee that one can get in the USA without importing beans from the Cafe known as Tazza D'Oro in Rome, Italy. I am a coffee expert and the Perugia blend is one of the best. I am/ we are lucky you carry it.