- Origin: Indian Malabar coast Arabica blended with Latin America Arabica coffee.
- Intensity: 8
- Bitterness: 3
- Acidity: 2
- Body: 3
- Roasting: 4
Brown foam. Nice “burnt” smell, hinting at a dark roasted coffee. Delicate aroma of flowers can be smelled as well.
A very dry pod, with not much body either. Nearly thin. Intensity is in contrast medium/high, in accordance with the 8 points assigned by Nespresso.
At the taste is quite bitter with no hints of sweetness nor acidity when very hot. Taste is therefore initially flat, with just bitterness being noticeable. Situation improves once the coffee cools down a bit, with some acidity coming up in the aftertaste mostly. Sweetness remains vague.
Largely a malty capsule, with hints of red berries’ acidity, in the aftertaste especially. Not a completely dark pod then, bitterness predominates but it is never overwhelming.
Fortissio Lungo feels intense yet not flavorful. A straight cup of coffee that works well as a base for many coffee drinks where you want to taste a good deal of coffee flavor. Drank as an espresso instead of a lungo gives this pod a fuller body, which marries better with the taste profile.
Overall a pod for when you need a good wake up call and aren’t in the mood to taste complex coffee.