Between Illy and Lavazza who is the winner?
Both of these brands dominate the Italian coffee market. Together they have 200 years of experience choosing and roasting beans. They would be my first choice to enter the world of Italian coffee. What is the difference between the two?
Illy is higher end. They use 100% arabica bean blends, more delicate and sweet of a coffee taste.
Lavazza uses a blend of arabica and robusta coffee beans. This brand is less expensive and with a higher caffine content. The flavors are dark and earthy and usually produce a thick layer of cream from the brewed coffee.
A great intro to Italian coffee culture. Use the Moka or the espresso machine to drink coffee like a real Italian. HH coffee blog has a post about the moka and how to use it.