Ispirazione Millennio Review
- Origin: light-roasted Arabica beans from Brazil and Colombia along with coffee from India
- Intensity: 8
- Roasting: 3
- Acidity: 3
- Bitterness: 3
- Body: 3
A 2021 limited edition pod within the Ispirazione Italiana line, inspired by the modern Italian coffee style.
Brown foam. Aromatic smell, roasty and nutty, with some light spiciness.
A pod with a medium/heavy body, with plenty of roasty notes and a velvety mouthfeel. Crema is thick and quite long-lasting.
Mostly a bitter coffee and with good intensity, with acidity coming up in the aftertaste, mostly. Chocolate notes mix with nuts, almonds and hazelnuts primarily, in the taste profile. Not a great deal of either, flavors are subdued and blended.
At lower temperatures the acidity becomes marginally more noticeable. Fruit-like acidity. The specific flavor is lost amid the general bitterness. Virtually no sweetness present. Spiciness is increasingly noticeable as the coffee cools down, making it similar to the “brother” pod Novecento.
A well rounded pod overall, with no sharp edges in the taste profile, with the only potential negative in possibly tasting too flat. Millennio works great with a moderate amount of milk, as in a macchiato or cappuccino.