Nordic Cloudberry is fast becoming one of the most controversial capsules ever released by Nespresso. While some like it, it’s a light cup with a pungent berry aroma, many utterly dislike it to the point of giving it away.
Personally I believe it’s a weak flavour. The whole Nordic-inspired line of capsules is particularly weak, born out more of the need for Nespresso to get the approval of the lighter, 3rd wave coffee enthusiasts and Scandinavian customers than actually being quality capsules. While the Nordic Black is a weaker version of the old Paris Black and the Nordic Almond Cake is less sweet, more delicate, than a Praline, the Nordic Cloudberry is both weak, as lacking a distinctive coffee flavour, and a bad combination with the cloudberry taste, with its tartness. I won’t throw away my capsules as they are sometimes worth drinking, when I don’t feel like drinking a heavier cup, I agree that the matching of a berry with coffee isn’t well made, close to a total failure. The cloudberry taste is way too prominent and overcomes, nearly completely, the coffee flavours, making it too similar to a fruity tea, minus the sweetness.
Nordic Cloudberry is the closest I would think of a faux pas from Nespresso, the first in years.