Originally Posted by Cell-666
This thread is getting tooooo long lol.
Having worked in Italy on and off over the years I'm very much a bean addict. Only problem is whenever I return to the UK I just can't find that.....how can I put it, smile in a cup. The chains just don't cut it, well they are OK, I hate Starbucks, UK chain Costa isn't too bad, I do like my Flat Whites after several trips to Oz, but.
So I bought a Gaggia Brera a couple of years ago and love it. But, I still can't find that perfect bean blend which takes me back to Italy. Can anyone point me in the right direction of a authentic Italian blend which is available to purchase? I do use Lavazza Expresso which is very nice, but I need to find the zenith
Also, micro foam, full fat or ski skimmed ?
Welcome to the thread! As far as it getting too long, well, it's barely middle-aged. Once it gets to 10,000 posts, we'll have to shut it down and make a new one. That's when the server load gets to be a bit much for one thread.
As for your other questions about authentic Italian coffee bean blends, there are a few in here that should be able to help you out. I, as it were, cannot, since I've never been there and cannot draw from any experiences.