Italian Roast Coffee

(11 customer reviews)

$12.50

See yourself in a small, bustling, dimly lit coffee house — intense conversations all around. This is the coffee to drink.

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Product Description

Italian Roast is sharp, even aggressive, with a heavy flavor. If you like a high degree of spice with a dark, smooth, charcoal-like flavor that explodes on your tongue, you’ll love this great roast. Kosher.

Roast Profile:
Aroma: Spicy
Body: Full
Acidity: Balanced
Growing Region(s): Central America, South America
Size: 16 Ounces

11 reviews for Italian Roast Coffee

  1. Mike (verified owner)

    Wonderful full flavor – Great for Sunday morning breakfast and reading the newspaper.

    We always drank KOBOS dark roasts when we worked – As soon as KOBOS moved into
    200 Market St, Portland, Oregon – that’s a lot of years and a lot of great coffee.

    We recently moved to Sedona Arizona and still order coffee from KOBOS. There
    is nothing here to compare.

    We alternate between the Italian and French Roast Coffee.

  2. Dianna Wykhuis (verified owner)

    There is absolutely no better coffee than Kobo’s Italian roast!! We tell in love with it when we visited Portland many years ago. It may actually be one of our reasons for moving here!!

  3. Patrick

    After being introduced to good drip coffee in the early 1970s, there were not a lot of brands on the market. I discovered Kobos and immediately enjoyed how well it was roasted and that it was a local company.

    I settled into buying the Italian Roast and occasionally tried others for a change of pace. The brand never disappointed me and the service was excellent. I bought it at Kobos early store in Northwest Portland and in its Lloyd Center store.

    It is a real treat to enjoy the Kobos brand at several restaurants who feature this coffee. The excellent product had me hooked on fine coffee from the start. and I am glad it is still available for online purchase now.

    I truly miss my daily dose of this dark roast when traveling and it’s a real welcome home when we return to Portland. The deep flavor and smoothness is very enjoyable.

  4. Kaffee (verified owner)

    I took Mike’s lead and tried Italian roast, which is a close second to French roast. Both are so smooth and rich -delicious. I am grateful for mail order.

  5. Jim Sobeck (verified owner)

    We are lifetime fans of Kobo’s Italian roast..no other coffee has the flavor and strength of this great coffee?

  6. Jim Sobeck (verified owner)

    We are lifetime fans of Kobo’s Italian roast..no other coffee has the flavor and strength of this great coffee?

  7. Linda M (verified owner)

    Love the Italian Roast. Great flavor, never bitter. I have family all over the States and I order it and the French Roast as Christmas gifts. I also give it to my mom (who also lives out of state) as a Mothers Day gift. Believe me she appreciates it more than flowers. Thank you KOBOS for years of great coffee.

  8. Patrick Philpott (verified owner)

    A rich dark roast with deep flavor, perfect almost anytime during the day. Kobos has been my favorite since the ’70s when it first went into business. It’s great to still be able to order their roasts. The Italian Roast is also the family favorite and has spoiled us, so much so that we gravitate to a restaurant that uses Kobos coffee when we can.

    There is definitely no substitute for such a well-crafted coffee.

  9. Melinda (verified owner)

    Bountiful multi-toned coffee flavor, desirable in a dark roast, yet without the bitterness that can often accompany it.

  10. Mike (verified owner)

    As a follow up to our January 2017 review

    We still drink KOBOS Italian Roast but have recently replaced the French Roast with the Caffe Monteverdi in
    our rotation It is darker and not as bitter. We have also added KOBOS Columbian to our rotation.

  11. Carol (verified owner)

    We’ve been drinking Kobos coffee for many years. Since our daughter worked in a Kobos store in the Lloyd Center, many years ago. We usually order the dark roast. We are glad that we can order online now that the NW Portland site has closed.

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