While some coffee companies like to include a wide range of flavors and types of coffee, others prefer to focus on providing a smaller range but maintaining the quality and integrity that the company first began with. This is exactly what Lavazza has done.
Luigi Lavazza opened his first store in Turin in 1895. It was actually a corner shop rather than a coffee store but his interest and love for coffee soon grew. After the Second World War, Turin experienced a boom, mainly because of the Fiat factory, but the small shop grew into a company. Skip forward to 1950, and Lavazza started vacuum packing the coffee, which is how it is still sold today. Lavazza was quick to jump on the popularity of capsules in the 1980s. The company now includes 4th generation Lavazzas and celebrated its 120th anniversary by launching the first espresso into space.
Lavazza Gran Riserva vs Lavazza Super Crema Coffee Types
There are just two types of the Lavazza Gran Riserva and one of the Lavazza Super Crema. Let’s take a look at these in more detail.
The Lavazza Gran Riserva
You can choose from the Lavazza Gran Riserva Filtro and the Lavazza Gran Riserva Espresso Coffee Beans. The Lavazza Gran Riserva is made from 100% natural Arabica beans, blended and roasted in Italy. It’s a dark roast with a bold flavor and hints of cocoa and caramel aromas. It’s available in an 8oz brick or a 2.2lb bag.
The Lavazza Gran Riserva Espresso coffee beans are a combination of Brazilian and Central American beans, as well as Indian Capiroyal. The flavor is intense and long-lasting. The coffee beans come in a 2.2lb bag too.
The Lavazza Super Crema
Here, we have just the coffee beans available in a 2.2lb bag. The coffee beans are not only blended and roasted in Italy, but also grown there. It makes a milder espresso, slightly creamier, and with subtle notes of hazelnuts and brown sugar.