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  • Set of 3 12-oz. Bags Perugia Blend Whole Bean Coffee by Torrefazione Italia

Set of 3 12-oz. Bags Perugia Blend Whole Bean Coffee by Torrefazione Italia

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Wonderfully rich, with a heady aroma and smooth flavor notes, this fullbodied Perugia Blend™ is a tribute to the coffee-roasting art developed by Torrefazione Italia founders two generations ago. This spirited blend is used for espresso in all of our cafés.
  • Caffeination: Caffeinated
  • Origin: Latin America
  • Roast Type: Medium Roast
  • Size/Capacity: Three 12-oz. Bags
  • MOST HELPFUL REVIEWS

  • Perugia Blend Coffee Beans by Torrefazione It

    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.

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  • Expensive but worth it

    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.

    I recommend this product.
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  • Best espresso beans

    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 recommend this product.
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  • Customer Reviews for Set of 3 12-oz. Bags Perugia Blend Whole Bean Coffee by Torrefazione Italia

  • Overall Rating:

    5 out of 5 stars, based on 307 ratings

    98% of reviewers recommend this product

    94% say this is a "good value"

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  • Best Coffee Ever!

    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.

    I recommend this product.
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    • June 13, 2009
    • By: Sheryl
    • From: WA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Party Host
  • FAVORITE

    THIS IS MY FAVORITE COFFEE. IT HAS A WONDERFUL FULL BODY AND RICH FLAVOR.

    I recommend this product.
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    • June 8, 2009
    • By: Josephine
    • From: GA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Possibly the best espresso you can find

    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.

    I recommend this product.
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    • May 9, 2009
    • By: Eric
    • From: OR
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • Torrefazione Perugia Medium roast

    Perugia is a very good medium roast. It is a very full bodied drip and a very smooth espresso.

    I recommend this product.
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    • April 29, 2009
    • By: Craig
    • From: PA
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Party Host
  • Product great, packing lacking

    I am enjoying the Perugia Blend I ordered.

    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.

    I recommend this product.
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    • April 26, 2009
    • By: Thomas
    • From: VA
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Professional
  • Have used this coffee for years!! Discovered it at thestore in Portland, Or.

    Will use it as long as it is available. Makes wonderful Cappucino

    I recommend this product.
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    • April 11, 2009
    • By: Laurie
    • From: TX
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • coffee connoisseurs

    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!

    I recommend this product.
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    • April 6, 2009
    • By: kimberly
    • From: CA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Torrefazione Perugia

    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.

    I recommend this product.
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    • April 5, 2009
    • By: robert
    • From: CA
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • coffee

    This Italian coffee is delicious either for espresso or a regular cup brewed in my Meile machine and so we are going through it too quickly!

    I recommend this product.
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    • April 4, 2009
    • By: Camille
    • From: NY
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Party Host
  • excellent coffee-- so glad that you carry it!

    I recommend this product.
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    • April 4, 2009
    • By: Dawn
    • From: WA
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • Excellent taste

    Wonderful taste, no bitter after taste. One of my new favorites.

    I recommend this product.
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    • March 26, 2009
    • By: Gerald
    • From: MI
  • great coffee

    We love the Perugia blend coffee.
    In our opinion, its great coffee.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • March 23, 2009
    • By: Norma
    • From: NV
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • Best espresso beans

    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 recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • March 17, 2009
    • By: Brad
    • From: OR
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • Brand Loyalty!

    I was introduced to Torrefazione products whilst on vacation in Victoria BC some years ago. The coffee shops were really cool and I think it is sad they have gone, they were distinguished amongst the competition. So hooked by the quality we had our relatives send us parcels of beans by post. We became regular clients when Torrefazione started the web based mail order and again were disappointed when that folded. So imagine our delight at discovering that Cooking.com carried Perugia Beans!
    We enjoy Perugia as our regular morning brew in the filter machine, as well as an occasional expresso. It is a superior product, smooth, rich with no bitterness or cloudy after flavours. No one could say this is a cheap coffee but in my opinion, it does represent good value for the money. It is a luxury that we will always try to afford!

    I recommend this product.
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    • March 16, 2009
    • By: Timothy
    • From: ME
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Expensive but worth it

    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.

    I recommend this product.
    Was this helpful?
    • February 18, 2009
    • By: Bobby
    • From: TX
  • FAAAABULOUS! THEE best coffee!

    Rich in flavor, delicious! My favorite coffee next to the Nespresso line.

    I recommend this product.
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    • February 2, 2009
    • By: Jennifer
    • From: NC
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Great Coffee -- Used to buy Illy, now this

    This works great with my fully automatic Gaggia espresso maker. I like this better than illy, which I used to buy. This is less expensive, too.

    I recommend this product.
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    • January 31, 2009
    • By: Ray
    • From: VA
  • Torrefazione whole beans

    Until a month ago, I was able to purchase Perugia blend whole-bean coffee at many supermarkets in Seattle. Suddenly, the markets began to carry only ground coffee. Torrefazione many years ago had shops in Seattle and Portland, and the espresso served there was made with Perugia. I make espresso at home: Perugia blend comes very close to the typical excellent espresso one can take in any bar in northern Italy.

    I recommend this product.
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    • January 14, 2009
    • By: Darrel
    • From: WA
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
  • Perugia Blend by Torrefazione Is The Best

    Absolutely wonderful coffee. The first we've tried that tastes as good as it smells!

    First tried is by chance at one of the best hotels in Seattle, the Pan pacific. ir was GREAT! And we've used no other coffe since we found a source for it at Cooking.com.

    I recommend this product.
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    • November 3, 2008
    • By: James
    • From: FL
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Superior Roast

    This coffee has the full body flavor that I've tasted in finer restaurants. It is truly hard to find a better tasting coffee.

    I recommend this product.
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    • October 24, 2008
    • By: Donna
    • From: PA
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Family
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