- Origin: a blend of Robusta from Uganda and India with Arabica from South America
- Intensity: 13
- Roasting: 5
The darkest roast to be added to the Original Nespresso line so far. Dark brown foam. Permeating aroma, woody and nicely sweet. Burnt qualities and a noticeable licorice component are present in the smell. Not very “coffee-like”, quite unique instead.
In the cup it is very dry and salty. No traces of sweetness when hot, only some when lukewarm. Strong bitter aftertaste, similar to a Kazaar cup, but far more salty.
Definitely a dark roast, with a thick body, velvety in the mouth and lots of intensity. Not a coffee for a short break but one that really can give you a figurative “kick” of caffeine.
Flavors present are primarily of licorice, gingerbread, woody, and buttery biscuits. Dark cocoa notes become more prominent at low temperatures. Heavy crema, long-lasting. The velvety feeling in the mouth highlights well the various flavors.
Overall an intense and rich cup of espresso, close to a classical Italian one but richer in flavors than most. A boon for dark roast lovers.