These are the handbooks used in the training courses organised by the International Institute of Coffee Tasters (IIAC) for the Istituto Espresso Italiano (IEI). Read and learn how to serve always a perfect Italian espresso.
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A Short Trip In The Italian Espresso
Espresso Italiano Champion 2019
The Certified Italian Espresso
On sight, a Certified Italian Espresso has a hazel-brown to dark - brown foam – characterised by tawny reflexes – with a very fine texture (absence of large mesh and larger or smaller bubbles). The nose reveals an intense scent with notes of flowers, fruits, toasted bread and chocolate. All of these sensations are felt also after swallowing the coffee in the long lasting aroma that remains for several seconds, sometimes even for minutes. Its taste in round, substantial and velvet-like. Sour and bitter tastes are well balanced and neither one prevails over the other. There is no, or a barely perceptible, astringent taste.