Authentic Italian espresso relies on a crafted blending of the finest Arabica coffee from a variety of sources. This artisan tradition results in a flavor experience that is more complex and sophisticated than any of its individual, single-origin parts. For over three generations, the Bizzarri family has been evolving and improving on the enduring craft of Italian espresso, combining the harmonious artistry of the blend with the precise science of the roast to create signature blends that reflect the passion and personality at the heart of the Italian caffè experience.
This blend was crafted to pair uniquely with the sweet characteristics of milk and cream. A resonant body and deep fruity acidity helps this coffee stay structured when sipped “con latte”. Taste molasses, pecan and hints of banana in this Golden Bean North America medal-winning coffee. We love this blend for its versatility so brew in the style of your preference.
Characteristics: Harmonious | Molasses | Pecan | Banana
Primary Origins: Peru | El Salvador | Uganda
GUSTO CREMA Blend
Un espresso perfetto. Defined by a creamy body and delightful sweetness that lasts through the finish. Find milk chocolate and dried fig notes in this rounded and subtly complex coffee. This blend typifies the style of coffee roasted for generations by the Bizzarri family and is the featured espresso at Caffè Umbria cafés. Brewed drip-style it smooths to a rich and refined cup.
Characteristics: Creamy | Milk Chocolate | Cream | Dried Fig
Primary Origins: Brazil | Colombia | Guatemala
TERRA SANA Blend
This Organic and Fair Trade certified coffee highlights some of the Bizzarri family’s longtime supplier relationships. Grown by smallholder cooperative farmers in Peru, Mexico & East Timor it is artfully blended to balance the crisp apple-like acidity with deeper cocoa notes. We drink this remarkably agreeable & clean blend as a morning drip coffee.
Characteristics: Clean | Crisp | Apple | Bittersweet Chocolate
Primary Origins: Mexico | Peru | East Timor
ARCO ETRUSCO Blend
Named after the iconic arched entry to the Umbrian town of Perugia, Arco Etrusco is the darkest of our blends. Natural sugars found in the coffees caramelize when roasted to this depth, imparting a cane sugar sweetness and aroma. Created as a drip coffee this blend boasts a fudge-like body, low acidity, a persistent roasty aftertaste and characteristics of a sweet stout.
Characteristics: Sweet | Fudge | Cane Sugar | Smokey
Primary Origins: Brazil | Colombia | Mexico
Master Roaster Emanuele Bizzarri created this blend to honor his home town of Perugia, Italy, where “Il Grifo”, the griffin, is the iconic symbol. Following an Italian blending tradition, seven origins meld to create this complex and intense coffee. Intricacies are revealed with different brew methods. Discover hints of dried mango, currant, lychee, tea rose, and anise in a juicy body.
Characteristics: Complex | Anise | Currant | Tea Rose
Primary Origins: Central America | South America | Africa
In Italian, mezzanotte means “midnight”.This creamy-bodied decaffeinated coffee possesses low acidity, notes of milk chocolate and nut with hints of black tea. We savor this coffee “con il dolce”, steeped in a french press then paired with complementary flavors of chocolate or hazelnut.
Characteristics: Smooth | Milk Chocolate | Hazelnut | Black Tea
Primary Origins: Colombia | Costa Rica
A limited edition espresso blend created for the contemporary coffee enthusiast. Made primarily of washed Ethiopian and South American coffees, this blend is roasted light to complement notes of apricot, brown sugar, vanilla and huckleberry.
Characteristics: Bright & Fruity | Hint of Earth | Honey | Vanilla | Apricot | Red Huckleberry
Primary Origins: Brazil | Colombia | Peru | Ethiopia
Cupping Room Collection
PAPUA NEW GUINEA TIMUZA
Although Southeast Asian coffees are know for earthy and deeper flavors, this PNG Timuza breaks the mold - complex yet balanced, with flavors from light and fruity to dark and sweet. This special coffee is hand picked, hand pulped, washed, and dried in the sun. It is the machine hulled and polished at the receiving station.
Characteristics: Floral, Raspberry, Caramel, Kumquat, Lemon Zest
Origin: Papua New Guinea
I've tried many coffee blends here in Vancouver and the Umbria Gusto Crema blend is by far the best I've found. It's the closest to a real Italian Espresso I've found in Canada. It makes a perfect crema every time. Every cup is delicious.
I love the Rishi sparkling botanicals teas. Amazing taste and no sugar or caffeine which is hard to find in one sparkling beverage. Also, great non-alcohol beverage alternative. Perfect for any time of day. Refreshing and delicious.
My absolute favorite product is the Gusto Crema coffee. I have tried so many other coffee brands and have not found any coffee with such good flavour. Some others have been quite good but the taste seems to lose its yumminess after awhile. Umbria hasn't ever let me down in the 15+ years I've been using it.
Our most favourite product = Gusto Crema espresso - we have been buying it for over 3 years and love it!!! 5 out of 5 stars without question!! What makes it special is the exceptionally smooth and creamy flavour that we get with every cup brewed. This blend makes superb latte and cappuccino.
How lucky am I to start every morning with anticipation? I round the corner from the stairs and see the bright red 'wink' of my Umbria Bizzarri blend first thing; now from the shiny, rotund tummy of the 5 lb. bag?
Thanks Umbria for making the blend consistent and for reliably shipping it to me with both urgency and kindness, all these years.
Our favorite blend is the Bizzarri Blend. We have a single serve coffee machine and use the compostable capsules. We love the fact that the capsules are compostable!
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