I’ve now written quite a bit about Lavazza, and tried at least a few of their coffees.
They’re really a great company when it comes to not only espresso but “regular coffee” too.
But personally, I’ve mostly tried their espresso roasts, more than their non-espresso labelled roasts.
I have a friend who gave me a bag of Lavazza’s Amazonia coffee, and I was excited to try it.
I mean, even the bag is nice and colorful!
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So not having tried many of their coffees that aren’t called espresso, I was quite excited to give this one a try.
And I was in for a very nice surprise.
Overall, I’d give this coffee 8 out of 10!
So read on to find out why, and my full Lavazza Tierra Organic Amazonia coffee review!
I’m going to be honest, I didn’t know what to expect as I was brewing this stuff with my Chemex for the first time.
I’d had Lavazza espresso roasts before, and their great as regular brewed coffee as well, but certainly not the best coffee I’ve ever tried, on the other hand.
But wow, I was actually pretty blown away when I smelled the aroma and then took a sip of this Amazonia Lavazza coffee.
So let me tell you all about this South American specialty.
The aroma is awesome, when I smelled this coffee I immediately picked up on floral, sweet, tangy and citrusy notes, and maybe a slightly earthy note.
The taste is super smooth; it’s so smooth that it’s almost exactly how I imagine a great South American coffee to be. I always love when something meets my good expectations…
Thankfully, the taste of this Amazonia coffee doesn’t lose much from the aroma… because I kind of hate when a coffee smells one way but tastes totally different!
The flavor notes that I noticed most in the taste were the floral, tangy and citrusy notes that were also the most prevalent in the aroma.
It’s a light/medium body, and the acidity is tangy and citrusy, and has that perfect balance of being in the middle.
There’s not too much acidity, and not too little.
The aftertaste and finish is also super smooth and silky, leaving a slightly earthy taste on the palate that’s not overbearing or sour at all.
This medium roast is one that shouldn’t disappoint anyone! In my humble opinion…
Some Things To Know…
This is an organic coffee, and the proceeds are dedicated to reforestation in the Amazon, to improve living conditions, coffee processing, and helping build homes, schools and infirmaries in South America.
So if you’re someone who’s concerned with helping for environmental and humanitarian causes, it would be an amazing coffee for you, not only for the great taste but for the impact on climate.
The beans are from Peru, and as mentioned above it’s a medium roast coffee.
The bag that was gifted to me was pre-ground coffee.
Of course, I prefer to have whole bean coffee that I grind myself, but it was still delicious anyway!
And I certainly recommend that you get it whole bean, but if you get it pre-ground, it’s good to know that it’s a fine grind they give it.
On a scale from 1 to 10, with 10 being the most coarse, it’s around 2 or 3.
My favorite way of brewing this one was actually with my Chemex, although it’s amazing with AeroPress as well… which is still my favorite brewing method overall!
I’d be willing to bet that Lavazza grinds their coffee so fine because they specialize in espresso.
Anyway, I even tried it with French press, which if you understand coffee grind size and brewing methods, you would know that it shouldn’t turn out super well maybe.
But it was actually just fine and still good even through a French press with a fine grind size.
So I think that my preferred brew methods for this coffee would be either pour over, AeroPress or automatic drip.
Like many of us, I too have unfortunately tried so many South American coffees that are just so mediocre in their taste that it makes me leery whenever I’m about to try one now.
But if you’re thinking that while you’re reading this and you’ve been there too, let me assure you that this is a quality, delicious coffee that really shouldn’t disappoint anyone!
I really mean it when I say that I was pleasantly surprised.
I honestly think it could possibly make an even better espresso than some of their designated espresso roasts… maybe.
I’d say It’s not the most balanced coffee I’ve ever tried, but the flavor profile is just beautiful; again, exactly how I could hope that an ideal South American coffee should taste!
So it’s for that reason I can say that I give it 8 out of 10.
I hope that if you try it, that you’ll enjoy it just as much as I did!
If you have any questions or comments please let me know in the comments section below and I’ll be happy to hear from you.