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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®.
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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Terrible taste and smell
from Pittsburgh, PA
About Me Everyday Drinker
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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Best cup of coffee!
from Chicago, IL.
About Me Coffee Aficionado
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
The best I have found.
from Humeston, Iowa
A very good dark roast. Wish I could get in the larger boxes.
The best dark roast coffee I have tried!
from Atlanta, GA
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
The Best of the Best
By Greg The Cable Guy
from Caruthersville, MO
By far my favorite coffee. The perfect blend for full rich flavor without the bitterness.
BEST OF THE BEST
By T DANIEL
from HOUSTON, TEXAS
I like dark and full body coffee.I like strong coffee. This is the best of the best !I feel in Rome every morning !
One of the best coffees I have ever had.
from Rancho Cucamonga, CA
This is one of the absolute best coffees I have had in a long time.
Takes me back to Italy
from Cincinnati, OH
This coffee is exactly what I drank during my trip to Italy! I haven't been able to find a coffee so authentic since I was there 2 years ago. Dark, bold, and delicious. I have purchased several sampler packs and this was by far my favorite.
Nice strong cup
By Dad with kids that wake me up real early
from Burlington VT
Just got a Keurig. Was pleasantly surprised by this flavor. Nice strong flavor, wakes you up with the first cup!
By My Little Chickadee
from Western Washington
If you enjoy a really good dark roast coffee, this is by far the best tasting K-cup out there. My coffee club orders vary from shipment to shipment, but at least one box of this is ALWAYS included in each of my orders!