Review Date - 06/11/2013
I recently fell in love with some of the other Johnson Bros whole bean coffees, so you can imagine how excited I was to give El Banco a try. Unfortunately -- although it's tons better than the typical mass-produced Dunkin Donuts or Lavazza stuff -- this one isn't as spot-on as JB's The Bank, for example. Too chocolatey and even a little bit dusty for my taste. You'll get a decent cup of coffee ... read more
Review Date - 06/27/2012
This coffee can be compared to the best of the best decaf or non-decaf! The crema is fantastic and flavor is as good as it can be! I use this and Gold Select, both from Lavazza. I do not believe there is a better coffee out there. Absolutely fasbulous! ... read more
Review Date - 02/12/2014
I am not a bean snob. I am not tied to my "favorite" bean. I will buy whatever I find at a good price. Over the years I have occasionally been disappointed with my discount beans.
Then along came Buzzopolis.
This is a great bean at a great price (I bought the 5 pound bag on sale) actually I bought two because of the great reviews. And I am NOT disappointed at all. I will come back for th ... read more
Review Date - 03/06/2014
Good for a smooth, easy decaf espresso. Lacked a little complexity, but still satisfying. Nice acidity with no bitterness. I'm still tweaking the grind and the tamp pressure for just the right combination, but I'm consistently getting a good 1/4 inch crema on my double shots pulled from my Rancilio Sylvia. A bit more roasting time or slight tweak to the blend might give this bean a bit more ch ... read more