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Horst
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Posted Sat Jul 31, 2004, 8:50am
Subject: Italian Espresso brands in North America
 

Hello,
since it`s quite a distance from Italy to North America it would be interesting for me which Italian espresso brands actually appear in your shops?
Lavazza, Segafredo, Illy for sure - but what about other brands.

And, yes I know that a lot of you roast their own coffee and wouldn´t even think about buying this stale stuff ;-)

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Posted Sat Jul 31, 2004, 11:01am
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I haven't ever seen Illy or Segafredo used at any coffeehouses, although Illy is available at many retailers. I have a couple of customers that used to use lavazza at their coffee shops and it is relatively prevelent in some of the upscale restaurants in my area.
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Posted Sat Jul 31, 2004, 11:16am
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Thanks for your reply Miguel.
I actually meant retail. Namely what do you find in supermarkets, grocers or delicatessen stores.
My fault not to make that point clear.

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Posted Sat Jul 31, 2004, 11:24am
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if you go to sponsors of CG, you see a lot of italian companies.  You listed the 3 i would think of first, but 1st in coffee also has bristot.
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Posted Sat Jul 31, 2004, 3:07pm
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I've seen Illy and Lavazza in gourmet shops and delis. Haven't seen Segafredo, though there is a Segafredo cafe in downtown San Francisco. I believe I've also seen Danesi.
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Posted Sat Jul 31, 2004, 3:10pm
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Posted Wed Aug 4, 2004, 8:48pm
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I've actually never seen Segafredo but Lavazza and Illy are common. Others that I have seen are Ottolina (sp?), Saquella, Caffe Mauro... and a whole bunch of others that I can't quite remember the names of. If you go to Italian markets, you can find a variety of coffee from the motherland.

 
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Posted Fri Aug 6, 2004, 6:10pm
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In the whole area of 5-6 or so connecting towns I live in, there is only one supermarket I found, namely Foodtown, that sells Lavazza, can- or vacuuum-packed pre-ground.
No beans.

The rest of the supermarkets do not sell unground espresso roasts as "espresso" at all; you could find "French" roast and it would be the only one "espresso-like". The ground espresso will be something cheap, the most expensive from them being Cafe Bustelo or such.

So I survive buying on-line, and am looking for a local roaster and seem to find one. The one, I think (not many of them here). As soon as I put last scoop of my one kilo of Lavazza through my MM, I am gonna pay them a visit.

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Posted Fri Aug 6, 2004, 6:39pm
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I have found Caffe Tazza d'Oro as pre-ground espresso in Chicago supermarkets, but just the ones mentioned above (illy, segafredo, lavazza) here in Des Moines.  This was before I bought a grinder, though, and I haven't really been looking since then.  It's much better to roast your own!
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