Lavazza has tons of coffees and espresso roasts for you to try.
And this coffee is now the third “Tierra” coffee from them that I’ve gotten to taste.
I’ll just say right from the get go… it wasn’t my favorite as it’s not as flavorful as the other ones I’ve tried.
But anyway, in this article I’ll give you my full review and breakdown of this coffee!
I’ve never tried a Lavazza coffee that I didn’t like, actually, and this one is different from pretty much any other item from the Italian coffee giant that I’ve tried.
But I’ll get into all that in just a little bit.
Overall, I’d rate this coffee 6.5 out of 10.
So keep reading to find out why, starting with the most important thing… the taste!
When I did a tasting/cupping for this coffee, I found that the flavor was a bit lacking, compared to other Lavazzas that I’ve tried.
Although, it does have some very nice flavor notes, but it just seems a bit lacking.
Anyway, with that being said, here is my cupping for Lavazza Tierra Africa.
The coffee beans themselves in the bag have an aroma that’s woody, floral with some chocolate and caramel as well.
The aroma of the brewed coffee is woody, silky and floral, with a hint of caramel.
The taste is clear, floral and herbal.
Again it’s a nice taste, it just felt a bit lackluster to me somehow.
The body of this coffee is very light, with an acidity that’s crisp, slightly citrusy, and very clean.
I think the acidity is the most interesting part of the coffee.
The aftertaste is, well… there’s not much of an aftertaste.
But I do mean that in a nice way.
Some coffees stick to your palate for a while and leave a pungency that lingers, and others can have a clear or flavorful aftertaste that can be nice when it hangs around a bit.
But this coffee didn’t have a very noticeable aftertaste, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
As A Side Note
I did actually try this coffee twice.
The second time I tried it I liked it a bit better and noticed more of a chocolate profile to the coffee.
Now, I know that coffees can taste different if you try them more than once.
When I tasted Blue Nile Blend more than once, I noticed the blueberry taste was noticeably more pronounced in one bag than the other.
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So it’s certainly possible that if you get a the same blend by the same brand of coffee, it can taste different at different times.
And I liked Tierra for Africa a bit better the second time I got it.
But still, it’s not my top recommendation for a Lavazza brew.
The Lavazza Quality
Even with the good and bad I’ve said about this coffee, it’s still a Lavazza coffee which basically means that you know you’re getting quality, fresh coffee when you purchase.
So I can still taste the quality of Lavazza coffee when I drink this stuff.
Quality is a beautiful thing because it can often sort of make up for when the taste might not be the greatest you’ve ever tried.
And this coffee holds the Lavazza Italian quality.
So if that’s something you consider greatly, let it be known to you.
While this is certainly not my favorite Lavazza coffee I’ve tried, it’s certainly a fine coffee, all things considered.
I did genuinely like it better the second time I tried it.
But still overall, the balance of flavor is not quite the best I’ve tried.
And I can still say that I do recommend any Lavazza coffee, including this one.
But if you want a stellar coffee… you could always try my all-time favorite.
I hope this review was helpful for you, and if you have any questions or comments please feel free to write them in the comments section just below the article and I’ll be happy to hear from you and help you in any way possible.
And with that, coffee cheers!