I have a Saeco XSmall and am having trouble finding something dark enough to suit my tastes that will hold up well in a latte. I bought 1 kilo of Lavazza Super Crema and couldn't be more disappointed with these beans.
Are these beans too oily to be used in a superautomatic espresso machine like mine? If so, can you make a recommendation for a darker roast bean that can be used in the superautomatic machines?
Illy's beans are fairly super-automatic friendly, and these are no exception. You should have no problem using these with your machine. As far as alternatives are concerned, I would suggest Filicori Gran Crema Forte--It's fairly darkly roasted and liked by those with similar tastes.12-18-13 05:31PM