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Barista Prima®

Italian Roast K-Cup® Coffee

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Bold yet ideally balanced, with a subtle hint of smokiness and a sweet, clean finish, our Italian Roast is a hearty and flavorful testament to the art of dark roasting. More Details
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Size: 24 K-Cup Box

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Tasting Notes

This rich, heavy-bodied cup with its ripe fruit and berry notes epitomizes the time-honored Italian tradition of dark-roasted coffeehouse brews. Bold yet ideally balanced, with a subtle hint of smokiness and a sweet, clean finish, our Italian Roast is a hearty and flavorful testament to the art of dark roasting. Its uniquely potent flavor profile has been masterfully crafted to occupy a special niche between the bright, bold taste of our Colombia offering and the intense, smoky-sweet essence of French Roast. A discriminatingly versatile cup; the ideal accompaniment to sunrise or the perfect ending to an unforgettable meal.

Click here to learn more about Barista Prima Coffeehouse®.

About Barista Prima®

 

A passion for rich, deep-roasted brews lies at the heart of Barista Prima Coffeehouse®, an exclusive collection of the world's finest Arabica coffees roasted in the tradition of Europe's most celebrated coffee houses. Bold and complex, yet perfectly balanced, each cup reflects the consummate artistry and handcrafted care that only the most skilled baristas can deliver.

Enjoy the art of the coffee house in your own home, one fresh cup at a time.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Barista Prima® Italian Roast
 
4.4

(based on 75 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Exceptional/interesting flavor (20)
  • Pleasing aroma (19)
  • Smooth taste (17)
  • Not bitter (15)
  • Pleasing roast (15)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (27)
    • Single-cup/pods (22)
    • Home (6)
    • Office (5)
    • Short trips / weekends (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Coffee aficionado (23), Everyday drinker (23), Average joe (13), Coffee connoisseur (9)

    Reviewed by 75 customers

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    1.0

    Bring back the old formula

    By Sad Sandra

    from Cary NC

    About Me Coffee Aficionado

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast
    • Missing The Smokiness
    • New Package Misleads
    • Why Change Perfection

    Cons

    • Tastes Burned

    Best Uses

      Comments about Barista Prima® Italian Roast:

      I was passionate about Italian Roast. It took me years to find a kcup that was close to french pressed, but I was in love with the smokey,deep finish. Then last month a new photo appeared on the package-a gondola replaced the water taxi and suddenly the label had a faint pink streak. My favorite coffee tasted burned, bitter and flat. Bring back the old formula...PLEASE!

      Can anyone help me figure out where to buy up the old stock?

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      5.0

      Favorite so far!

      By bclassic

      from Florida

      About Me Everyday Drinker

      Pros

      • Rich Flavor

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Barista Prima® Italian Roast:

        It's my favorite coffee so far among the k-cup options.

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Changed In Spring 2014

        By Bill

        from NJ

        About Me Everyday Drinker

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Barista Prima® Italian Roast:

              This was my go to coffee for several years. It WAS robust and rich, yet smooth. In the spring of 2014, along with label design changes, less coffee is provided in each K-cup. It is now thin and bitter at any brewing volume. Clear signs of over extraction due to the decreased amount of coffee in the K-cup.

              I'll try other brands of K-cups to fit the profile I like, but it seems they have done this across the board. If I can't find something I like soon I'll have to go back to my french press.

              It's a shame this has been a a great company with great service. I've been a loyal customer for years. But it all comes down to the coffee in the cup, if the quality isn't there not much else can be done. I hope you turn it around before it's too late Green Mountain.

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Terrible taste and smell

              By Rosie

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              About Me Everyday Drinker

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast

              Cons

              • Tastes And Smells Bad

              Best Uses

                Comments about Barista Prima® Italian Roast:

                I opened a fresh box of the Barista Prima Italian Roast, and I noticed a strong smell that I can only liken to burnt tires while it was brewing. I added cream and sugar to my coffee as usual, and tasted it. It was bitter and the smell was overpowering. When I removed the used k-cup from the brewer, the smell from the cup was terrible, like a noxious chemical/tar kind of odor. I am a fan of Italian Roast, and I drink coffee daily, but this was the first time I bought this brand. I even had someone else smell the coffee just to check that it wasn't just my imagination, and she confirmed that it does smell really bad, like burnt rubber. I'm wondering if I just got a bad batch because the reviews on this page are all fantastic.

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                5.0

                Best cup of coffee!

                By JC

                from Chicago, IL.

                About Me Coffee Aficionado

                Pros

                • Smooth Richness
                • Strong Bold Flavor

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Barista Prima® Italian Roast:

                  I have to say it's been a little while since I've had the Barista Prima coffees because they're are a little more pricey than other brands BUT, after having tried the Italian roast once again I've got to say this is by far one of the best tasting cups of coffee I had lately. If you like your coffee strong with a smokey dark richness to it then this is the one for you. I take mine with just a little half/half and a little sugar in a 12oz cup.
                  Perfectly delicious!! I forgot just how good it really was. Definitely good to the last drop. By far one of the best Italian roast I've ever had.

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                  5.0

                  The best I have found.

                  By Stan

                  from Humeston, Iowa

                  About Me Everyday Drinker

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Barista Prima® Italian Roast:

                        A very good dark roast. Wish I could get in the larger boxes.

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        The best dark roast coffee I have tried!

                        By milly

                        from Atlanta, GA

                        About Me Everyday Drinker

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday

                            Comments about Barista Prima® Italian Roast:

                            I usually drink the medium roast coffees, but this one came with my new Keurig as a sample. I loved it since it was brewing, the smell was incredible and the flavor, it has a smoky flavor that is so pleasant and relaxing, you don't want the cup to end. I brewed the 12 oz and for me was very dark, yet not bitter or overwhelming. I am ordering a box and will try the french roast as well...I have find the perfect dark roast coffee for me

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            The Best of the Best

                            By Greg The Cable Guy

                            from Caruthersville, MO

                            About Me Coffee Aficionado

                            Pros

                            • Accommodates All Cup Sizes
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday

                              Comments about Barista Prima® Italian Roast:

                              By far my favorite coffee. The perfect blend for full rich flavor without the bitterness.

                              Comment on this review

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              BEST OF THE BEST

                              By T DANIEL

                              from HOUSTON, TEXAS

                              About Me Coffee Aficionado

                              Pros

                              • Dark Full Body Coffee

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Barista Prima® Italian Roast:

                                  I like dark and full body coffee.I like strong coffee. This is the best of the best !
                                  I feel in Rome every morning !

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  One of the best coffees I have ever had.

                                  By Donna

                                  from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

                                  About Me Coffee Aficionado

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday

                                      Comments about Barista Prima® Italian Roast:

                                      This is one of the absolute best coffees I have had in a long time.

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