Hi all, I’m looking for a classic Italian or Italian style roast, Northern or Southern is fine, but something that when pulled as a 1:2 will not be be either bitter or acidic. I keep reading about honey, chocolate, marshmallow notes etc, but I’ve tried a number of Italian (Illy, Lavazza, Lucaffe, San Eustachio) beans, and whilst all are fine with milk, most are too bitter or acidic for my clearly unrefined palate, when taken as a straight espresso. I thought I would try a few more Italian roasts, including Passalacqua, Trucillo, Barbaro and Danesi, but I’m rather playing hit and miss here, so thought I would come to the brains trust to see if they have any recommendations. Local UK roasters are fine (I’ve tried a few myself, including Stow Town, Cotswold Coffee Roasters, Extract, Outpost & Monsoon Estates) for recommendations, but I’m not into third wave orange juice!
Any help, greatly appreciated.