The Dallmayr Crema d’Oro – a coffee for connoisseurs? Once again, we tested a promising coffee for strengths and weaknesses. How did the coffee from the prominent quality company Dallmayr fare? Read everything you need to know about the Crema d’Oro in the following test.
The design of the packaging for this variety, which is called something like “golden crema”, is, in our opinion, well done with a correspondingly elegant touch. This somewhat “elegant” impression is created not least by the dominant color scheme of dark brown in combination with a golden nuance. At the lower end is a coffee cup made of flawless white porcelain with coffee on which, optically speaking, a strong crema is emblazoned. The cup is “framed” by the lower “gold rim”, and we learned that we bought 100% Arabica whole beans, 1000 g. The price was around 16.50 dollars. Incidentally, if you only want to purchase 500 g of this variety, you can purchase this amount directly from the company, because, according to our research, 500 g are not available in normal stores. On the side of the packaging we read the following additional information:
- The degree of roasting is specified as 3 beans
- The acidity as well as the body are rated with 2 beans
- The aroma is given 4 beans
All in all, we liked the design and the clear layout of the packaging very much, especially since we learned the things described above in advance, because such information is (unfortunately) not always common on coffee packaging. The manufacturer also states on the back that the variety is ideal for preparation in a fully automatic coffee machine.
The scent when you open it
To describe it in two words: “Simply delicious”. Pleasantly pronounced and intense without a hint of sharpness, it smelled really wonderful and tempting with a slightly nutty taste nuance
The 100% Arabica beans were clearly recognizable and presented an even bean image. Now we are particularly curious about the taste and wish that these positive impressions also include the other criteria!
And yes, we were not disappointed! The crema was velvety soft and fine with a strong body and a rich, round taste aroma. What particularly struck us was the “stability”, especially since Robusta beans in general play a large part in the texture of the crema in this area. So far we have found the Dallmayr Crema d’Oro to be a really good choice, especially because of the not so high price category.
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In our tests so far, it was very seldom that we were able to confirm the manufacturer’s information, but this was largely the case with Dallmayr Crema d’Oro: the composition of arabica beans did indeed ensure a balanced and harmonious aroma. We prepared the coffee in the fully automatic coffee machine and received a really well-balanced coffee specialty with the rich crema described above. The taste was rather restrained, but still quite substantial with a light spiciness. The coffee was also convincing in the finish with its balanced acidity and did not cause a bitter aftertaste: Quite tasty, we agreed on that!
In view of these positive results, we found the price-performance ratio to be appropriate.
Which types of coffee can we recommend for preparation with the Dallmayr Crema d’Oro?
This variety allows the production of a very full-bodied coffee, so that you can also use it for the preparation of latte macchiato or cappuccino. But even those who like light espresso will definitely get their (taste) costs. Café Crème also tasted good and the production of Schümli, this Swiss coffee specialty, and the preparation of a “normal” cup of coffee are also successful.
Which devices do we advise you to use for production?
Our clear choice in this context is the fully automatic coffee machine. But, even if you have a portafilter or an espresso maker, or prefer to use the filter “grandmother’s way”, you will get an extremely respectable result, provided you have a good coffee grinder.
As with coffee in general, we recommend that you store the Dallmayr Crema d’Oro in a dry place. It is best to put the beans in the opened package into a container with an airtight seal to preserve the aroma and keep it cool.
Conclusion on the Dallmayr Crema d’Oro
If you opt for the Dallmayr Crema d’Oro, you are buying a really well-engineered coffee, especially in view of the rather low price segment.
The gentle roasting of the Dallmayr Crema d’Oro ensures an almost surprisingly balanced aroma with a beautiful, velvety soft crema. Due to its strong body, coffee variants with milk such as cappuccino or latte macchiato also taste delicious. Preparation in a fully automatic coffee machine is particularly recommended. However, if you have a high-quality coffee grinder, you can make it just as well with any other coffee machine.