5 Best Coffee Beans for Espresso Machine | Top Picks [Dec 2021]

Best Coffee Beans for Superautomatic Espresso MachinesI do not make coffee; coffee makes me.

The first sip of espresso wakes me up, a strong double shot fixes my hanged brain, and a mild frothy cup of latte relaxes my exhausted body.

That is why superautomatic espresso machines are a blessing for many people like me. It is next to impossible for a coffee lover to make a drip coffee where you depend on the coffee to make you work.

Your superautomatic machine grinds, brews, and makes you the perfect espressos, lattes, cappuccinos, and macchiatos– only you have the best coffee beans for your espresso machine.

Here are the Best Coffee Beans for Superautomatic Espresso Machines

Among dozens of brands of roasted coffee beans, I have listed five of my favorite brands that can be made in superautomatic espresso machines. So, here are the reviews for you. Go through them and pick the best one.

1. Coffee Bean Direct Italian Roast Espresso

Key Features
  • These beans are Italian dark roasted coffee beans with strong caffeine quality.
  • An amazing smoky and honeyed aroma leads you to start a good day.
  • These beans are a blend of Arabica and Robusta from India and American coffee beans.
  • The taste is so rich and creamy that it can compete with any high-quality cups of any sensational barista of town.

Coffee Bean Direct Italian Roast EspressoCoffee Bean Direct’s Italian Roast Espresso is one of the best coffees I love. It has the heavenly consistency that beat the Starbucks café. This is not an exaggeration at all. The mellow creamy taste cannot be judged without having a sip.

With flavor notes of smoky molasses and cocoa powder, the aroma of the espresso is beyond any perfect word to describe. It is like a toasty, smoky, earthy, honeyed smell that just melts my heart right away.

As these are dark roasted whole coffee beans, they do not result in a bitter or sour espresso. The beans are a blend of Arabica and Robusta from India and South America.

Coffee beans have their natural oil, and the oil is properly maintained as these beans are very well roasted. Superautomatic machines never failed to grind them perfectly. So, no tension and make espresso!

2. Nicoletti Coffee Espresso Roast Beans

Key Features
  • Very fresh roasted coffee beans, they roast the beans right before shipping.
  • Small coffee beans are fresh and light.
  • The coffee beans work best in superautomatic espresso machines as they are not oily.
  • The coffee tastes delicious with no bitterness.

Nicoletti Coffee Espresso Roast BeansThe name of Nicoletti Coffee should replace fresh coffee beans! How do I express how much I love the delicious espresso from those little fresh coffee beans!

The NY based local coffee brand amazed me by delivering the freshest coffee beans I have ever had. They just roasted the beans a few hours prior to delivering them to my house! They add stamps with the date of roasting the beans. They roast the beans into small batches according to order.

The coffee consistency is good and results in a frothy delicious espresso, as a blend of 25% Robusta and 75% Arabica. I find it super smooth, mellow with no bitterness. The notes of dark chocolate, with a toasted almond flavor, take it to the next level.

The coffee beans are light and small. These beans are best to use in superautomatic espresso machines as they are not oily. The local brand has been doing this amazing job since 1970!

3. Koffee Kult Coffee Beans Dark Roasted

Key Features
  • The coffee beans are dark roasted and spread an amazing strong aroma.
  • The beans are a blend of organic coffee beans for a fresh unique flavor.
  • The beans are roasted upon order and delivered fresh, right after roasting.
  • The coffee is extremely delicious with a yummy cocoa flavor.

Koffee Kult Coffee Beans Dark RoastedWhile unpacking the box of Koffee Kult’s dark roasted coffee beans, the whole house becomes full of the strong aroma of the dark roasted coffee beans. They use rain forest friendly whole organic coffee beans and make a unique blend of fresh and bold flavor.

It is tough for anybody to wait for a long time to smell this lovely aroma. That aroma literally will take you to the coffee maker. The brewed coffee is bound to be in the list of your best coffee, especially if you are into strong coffee. The taste is like dark chocolate. The bold cocoa-flavored rich coffee just makes my day easier.

The full rich flavor never overpowers the taste of coffee, and I do not add sugar yet, there will be no bitterness in the sips. Like the previous one, they also serve freshly roasted beans. They are not oily and perfect for Superautomatic Espresso Machines.

4. Lavazza Caffe Espresso Whole Bean Coffee Blend

Key Features
  • These Italian coffee beans are whole and medium roasted.
  • The coffee beans are blended Arabica beans from Central America, South America, and Africa.
  • The beans are non-greasy and can be used in superautomatic coffee machines.
  • This espresso is smooth, delicious yet a mild café; full of aroma with fruit and flower notes.

Lavazza Caffe Espresso Whole Bean Coffee BlendMr. Luigi Lavazza, the founder of Lavazza was the first man to think of blending coffee art. He combined beans of different regions to create wonderful coffee.

Lavazza has been making quality coffee since 1895 and won the hearts of people with their fresh, flavorful coffee beans.

In this package, you get two 2.2 lbs. packs of whole and mild roasted Italian coffee beans. They make a blend of Arabica beans from Africa, South America, and Central America.

This Lavazza espresso is a mild roasted Italian whole coffee beans. The flavor is kind of chocolatey with flower and fruity fragrance while brewing. This espresso is not as thick as the other rich variations, but yes, it is super yummy.

The beans are fresh and high quality. There is an expiring date on the packet to not miss the best flavor and nutrition.

The beans are not greasy that can be perfectly used in the superautomatic espresso machine.

5. Lavazza Super Crema Whole Bean Coffee Blend

Key Features
  • These beans are whole and mild roasted coffee beans.
  • There is a Blend of 60 percent Arabica from Colombia, India, and Brazil with 40 percent of Robusta from Vietnam and Indonesia.
  • The espresso is super creamy and super aromatic that makes you fall in love with its flavor.
  • This coffee comes with notes of nuts, dried fruits, and honey.

Lavazza Super Crema Whole Bean Coffee BlendHere is another mild roasted whole coffee bean pack from Lavazza. This one makes an amazing creamy espresso. This one is creamer than Lavazza Caffe Espresso Whole Bean Coffee Blend.

While brewing and sipping the velvety espresso, you get notes of honey, dried fruit, and a nutty flavor. The aroma of the espresso is super delightful.

These beans are a combination of 60 percent Arabica coffee beans from Colombia, India, and Brazil with 40 percent of Robusta from Vietnam and Indonesia.

It is perfect for your traditional espresso craving with thick and creamy sharp flavored espresso where the bitter flavor is totally absent.

They blend the beans and roast in Italy, and the packaging system maintains US standards.

These beans are perfectly roasted and not oily at all. You can use your superautomatic machine to make your espresso without any problem.

The roasting date of the coffee bean is included in the pack.

Also Read: 5 Best Single Cup Coffee Maker with Grinder

Coffee Beans Buying Guides

Before buying your espresso beans for your superautomatic espresso machine, keep these notes in mind! These things are more important than you think. I would suggest not to overlook them.

Types of Coffee Bean

What type of coffee bean you are choosing is very important. There are various types of coffee beans but two types are mainly and widely used. These are Arabica and Robusta. Arabica is the most expensive and widely used coffee bean type.  Giving a milder flavor, these beans are expensive since it takes a long time to grow in higher altitude.

Robustas are the strongest coffee beans. These beans contain more caffeine and a bit bitter. These are less expensive than Arabica. Most of the time, these two types are blended to make the best flavor.

Growing Region

Your espresso flavor depends on which region the beans are from. Soil from different parts of the world makes different flavors. For instance, in Ethiopian coffee beans look like berries and are thicker. Brazil makes the majority of coffee which is thick and dark roasted. Indonesians coffee beans smell earthy and give you a long-lasting impact. Beans from Guatemala make bittersweet and acidic cafes with fruity notes.

Roast Type

Roasting types depend on the temperature and the period of time the beans are roasted on the flame. The longer the roasting period the darker and stronger the coffee becomes. Those of us who cannot stand stronger coffee, we choose the lightly roasted beans which are roasted for the lowest time. So, if you prefer your coffee mild and low acidic, you have to choose light roasted espresso beans.

Medium roasted beans are used by most people because of balanced caffeine levels with perfect consistency where no flavor overpowers. Medium to medium-dark roast is perfect for coffee enthusiasts all over the world. They think too much roasting period on high temperature prevents the original taste of the beans to bloom.

If you are the one who needs the strongest cup of caffeine through dark coffee or espresso, dark roasted beans are for you. These beans are thick and big that are roasted for the longest time. If you cannot stand the bitterness and bold acidic level, this is not for you.

FAQs About Coffee Beans for Superautomatic Espresso

In this section, I have tried to answer some frequently asked questions from coffee lovers. Please have a look at them; maybe I have already answered your questions.

1. Should espresso beans be oily?

Ans. Coffee beans have their own natural oil, which makes the espresso taste good. However, a superautomatic machine does not work with super oily beans. Oil makes the machine sticky and the beans get stuck on the wall of the machine. The beans cannot be ground properly and fail to flow to the brewing part of the machine. That is how oily espresso beans are not the best for your superautomatic espresso machine.

2. How long do whole coffee beans stay fresh?

Ans. The best flavor you get from the beans between 2-10 days after roasting. And the beans remain fresh about a month after the beans are roasted. To preserve the fresh taste, you have to store the beans in an airtight container at room temperature.

3. How to know if the espresso is good?

Ans. A perfect espresso comes from a blend of various beans that are roasted medium to medium-dark.  A good shot will come out as a thick, rich and aromatic flavor. It will be bitter but not very much bitter, which makes you feel bad. It will not be sour either. A standard espresso is a double espresso shot and a good espresso does not tend to have sugar or milk in it.


Those who take their espresso seriously do not want to take any risk. Choosing the right beans for your superautomatic machine is very important. It is not just the best and the high priced machine that makes your espresso perfect, you have to choose the right coffee beans for your perfect cup of café. The best beans and the best machine make you the best barista!

Of course, you need to have your techniques, but the worst bunch of beans fails your techniques without any notice. So, choose wisely and enjoy it!

Brian MacCarthy

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This is Brian, your main author for Coffee Tasse. We Review & Guide through various Coffee Machine and Accessories for your batter morning.