• Forest Black

    Forest Black Review

    Origin: shade-grown beans from Colombia and others. Intensity: 7 Roasting: 3 Acidity: 2 Bitterness: 3 Body: 3 A 2021 festive limited edition pod. Light brown foam. Moderate aroma, sweet, woody, slightly earthy. A pod with a subdued aroma, not in your face, delicate. Primarily bitter at the taste, with a medium body. A dark roast, but not extremely so. Dry aftertaste, woody as well as the mouthfeel. Subtly acidic, balancing the initial bitterness as the coffee becomes colder. In the taste profile the woodiness dominates, leaving only traces of cereals and pepper to be tasted. A coffee with medium intensity, overall very balanced, just a bit “flat” in taste as…

  • Forest Almond Flavour

    Forest Almond Flavour Review

    Origin: 100% South American Arabica beans from Brazil and Colombia Intensity: 7 Roasting: 3 Acidity: 3 Bitterness: 3 Body: 3 A 2021 festive limited edition, almond flavoured. Light brown foam. Very almond-filled aroma, sweet and moderately intense. A bit of vanilla undertones in it. Hard to take it as a classic coffee smell, though, but generally agreeable. Dry and light-bodied, less sweet in taste compared to the aroma. Delicate notes of roastiness, with a slight saltiness that concentrates in the aftertaste. The almond flavouring is dominating this pod’s taste profile. Vague tones of cereals and a feeble milky acidity are also present. Neither is prominent, being at most an accompanying…

  • Forest Fruit Flavour

    Forest Fruit Flavour Review

    Origin: Arabica coffee from Brazil and Colombia Roasting: 3 Acidity: 3 Bitterness: 3 Body: 3 A 2021 festive limited edition pod, with a cherry flavouring. Light brown foam. Supremely sweet aroma, intensely of cherries. Hardly any trace of roastiness or any aspects that can classify the small as one of a typical coffee. Definitely an unique aroma. Medium bodied and somewhat dry, initially, the cherry flavour dominates the taste profile as with the aroma. Biscuits and cereals can be noticed, mostly in the aftertaste. A granularity in the mouthfeel makes this coffee taste like a “liquid cherry cake”, just much less sweet. It may resemble some candies with cherries or…

  • Kahawa Ya Congo

    Kahawa Ya Congo Review

    Origin: 100% Arabica coffee from Kivu lakeshores in eastern Congo Intensity: 7 Roasting: 4 Acidity: 3 Bitterness: 3 Body: 4 Order: Buy Kahawa Ya Congo at Amazon A pod belonging to the Reviving Origins line, a limited edition series. Brown foam. Roasty, and with clear notes of cereals, dark cocoa, aroma. Acidity can be smelled too, with a tang similar to raspberries. Overall an intense aroma. Intense is also the coffee at the first taste, more than the official rating of Nespresso would tell. Heavy bodied, more acidic than bitter. A dark roast that managed to maintain lots of acidity and flavors. The taste profile is complex: on one side…

  • Esperanza de Colombia

    Esperanza de Colombia Review

    Origin: 100% Arabica coffee from the Caquetá and El Rosario regions, Colombia Intensity: 5 Roasting: 3 Acidity: 3 Bitterness: 3 Body: 3 Order: Buy Esperanza de Colombia at Amazon A limited edition pod of the Reviving Origins line. Light brown foam. Intensely sweet aroma, highly fruity, hinting at red berries and ripe apples. Dry and mostly acidic at the first sip, but not overtly either. Feels balanced from the very beginning. Light-medium bodied, with a foamy crema. Sweetness and a bit of bitterness can be noticed too, with the former contributing much to the fruity taste. At lower temperatures some roastiness comes afore, making Esperanza de Colombia a well balanced…

  • Tamuka mu Zimbabwe

    Tamuka mu Zimbabwe Review

    Origin: 100% Arabica coffee from Zimbabwe Intensity: 5 Roasting: 2 Acidity: 4 Bitterness: 2 Body: 3 Order: Buy Tamuka mu Zimbabwe at Amazon A Reviving Origins pod from Zimbabwe’s high altitude coffee beans. Light Brown foam. Delicate and acidic aroma. A bouquet of smells can be discerned, among which roses, mint leaves and flowers, for a very complex aroma overall. Light-bodied and vividly acidic coffee, with a nice layer of crema that gives this pod more body. A bit of bitterness to counterbalance the acidity, in a definitely gently-roasted coffee pod. Red berries-like sweetness is also present but subtle. Primarily Tamuka mu Zimbabwe is a floral coffee, with lots of…

  • Amaha awe Uganda

    Amaha awe Uganda Review

    Origin: 100% Arabica coffee from the Rwenzori Mountains of Western region of Uganda Intensity: 8 Roasting: 4 Acidity: 2 Bitterness: 4 Body: 4 Order: Buy Amaha awe Uganda at Amazon A limited edition capsule of Ugandan coffee, part of the Reviving Origins line. Light brown foam. Intensely woody, of sandalwood to be precise, and incense-like aroma. Peculiar and very much unlike any other Nespresso pod. At the first taste this coffee is very floral, with a strong, and perhaps unexpected, sour aftertaste. A medium-bodied pod, with average bitterness and a vivid acidity. Not fruity though. The intense floral and sandalwood notes can remind of a quality perfume, not exactly of…