- Nov 23, 2008
Hi, I''m looking for something that tastes like chocolate, hazelnut, and tends on the sweeter side. By the way I''m new to the espresso thing. Although I''ve been drinking espressos for years from starbucks, peets and my own steam driven machine, etc. I''ve just taken a real interest in the nuances of coffee. I''ve just transitioned from a steam to a pump driven machine, so be gentle. I also would like to know what I should expect to pay per pound or whatever quantity is standard. I have experienced Lavazza, Illy and Starbucks french roast beans. I''m now aware that a french roast butchers the character of the bean. So I am willing to lighten up on the roast. I would appreciate any suggestions.