- Origin: 100% Arabica coffee from Kivu lakeshores in eastern Congo
- Intensity: 7
- Roasting: 4
- Acidity: 3
- Bitterness: 3
- Body: 4
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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 toasted cereals add bitterness and dryness, on the other a rich fruitiness brings lots of acidity and just a tad of sweetness. Peaches, a bit of grapefruit, and vague raspberries flavors mix and match, favorably, with the cereals notes.
Mostly acidic in the aftertaste. Strong enough to work as a lungo, perhaps even better than as an espresso.
A complex coffee from the central core of Africa, interesting, intense and with a high number of flavors present.