“It’s no accident that Lavazza is Italy’s favorite coffee.”
Whether you agree with that or not, I think that’s a great way to think about themselves.
It’s just recently that I reviewed another Lavazza Tierra coffee, the Amazonia version.
It was delicious.
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So with that being said, now we’re on to the green bag version of their Tierra coffee.
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This is a light roast, organic coffee.
The taste is a bit elusive… meaning it seemed to change at least a bit at different times when I brewed it.
And especially when I tried different coffee brewers!
But I’ll tell you about the taste below. It was a great coffee that didn’t disappoint!
Overall, I’d give this coffee a 7.5 out of 10.
Read on to find out why, and to see my full review of this awesome, organic Lavazza brew!
Again, as I just mentioned in the paragraph above, the taste of this coffee can be a bit tricky to totally pinpoint because it seemed to alter slightly at different times when I brewed it.
But let me give you the general overview anyway.
The aroma of this light roast is fruity, sweet, kind of creamy somehow, with a little bit of floral aroma.
The taste is rich and fruity, a little caramelly, and then there’s this slight smoky flavor.
The smoky flavor is what kind of threw me off with this coffee.
Sometimes when I brewed it, the smokiness was there more than other times. It could be there almost not at all or just there a bit to blend with the fruity and caramelly flavor.
This is a full-bodied coffee.
The acidity is citrusy, and pretty strong; it’s almost pungent but not quite.
And lastly, the aftertaste is actually a bit earthy, interestingly enough.
It kind of sticks to the tongue at the finish, but it’s not too earthy for it to be bad or anything.
Overall it has a nice fruity taste mixed with a floral and almost smoky profile.
But it’s a smooth coffee at the same time.
So in that way it’s kind of kind of complex.
Now, I wouldn’t necessarily say that this coffee is super well-balanced even though it’s complex. There are plenty of different flavors going on so it’s complex, but the fruity sweetness combined with the acidity in it don’t really seem to make it as “well-balanced” as it is just “complex”… if that makes sense.
I think it’s difficult for a coffee with a lot of pronounced acidity to be well-balanced because that acidity shines through in pretty much everything.
Well, Which Lavazza Tierra Is Better!?
If you were to ask me which Tierra coffee is better, I’d tell you I think the Amazonia one is better.
That one, as I wrote in the review, seemed to have that ideal South American coffee taste that I imagine if I think of an amazing South American coffee.
This light roast also has more of an acidic profile to it, which is probably simply because it’s a light roast and the other one is a medium roast.
It’s not to say that this one is bad at all, but for me, I almost always prefer something with less acidity.
But this one has maybe more of a rounded flavor, there are so many different flavor notes and nuances in this green bag light roast!
I’ve never tasted a bad coffee from Lavazza.
I’d say that this coffee would be great for someone who wants a sophisticated coffee.
My favorite brewing method for this coffee was Chemex. It does a wonderful job at bringing out all the different aspects of its flavor.
This coffee was certainly a treat.
It was good, so don’t get me wrong when I say this… but it wasn’t necessarily anything very memorable.
I’ve tried quite a few other coffees like this.
But having said that, I’ll digress again and say that once again Lavazza doesn’t disappoint.
But Lavazza always gives a fresh coffee; I’ve always experienced this every time I’ve tried their various coffees.
Anyway, if you get this sweet and fruity coffee I’m sure you’ll enjoy it, and I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did!
If you have any questions or comments about this coffee, please feel free to write in the comments section below and I’ll be happy to hear from you.
And with that, coffee cheers!