Everyone claims to have the best coffee in the world that is different to everyone elses.
Put it to the people, whats the best type.
Eg – Brand – Illy, Coffex, Monte, Vittoria, Grinders etc etc
One of the most popular domestic espresso blends from a roaster in the good ‘ol USA is Black Cat from Intelligentsia coffee roasters. Ask Mark Prince, the coffee Geek himself, and this one would be at or near the top of his list.
Illy has been a long time favorite, but it can never be as fresh as beans just roasted. You want the best espresso, you need beans that are less than 2 weeks off the roast. Older than that and the flavor starts to degrade and your crema will not be as good.