- Origin: Arabica beans from Indonesia and Kenya, among the others.
- Roasting: 3
A flavored limited edition capsule, in the Barista Creations line.
Light brown foam. A coffee with a stark mint aroma, decidedly intense. Some lime can be smelled as well but the mint overwhelms everything else, included the typical coffee aroma notes.
A medium-bodied pod. Slightly more bitter at the taste that the aroma would have suggested. It is a largely acidic capsule, heavy on a citrusy acidity. Clearly the lime flavoring shows here by enhancing this aspect of the beans.
At the taste, despite the well-present lime notes, the mint remains the strongest flavor, especially in the aftertaste.
A generally low intensity pod. Smooth mouthful and crema, which lasts a good while.
Drank hot, as a suggested espresso-sized coffee, it is markedly acidic, a bit bitter, and barely sweet. The lime and mint combo overcome all the other flavors that could have come from the actual coffee, making it a very “un-coffee” pod.
Drank cold, over ice, as intended by Nespresso, the lime-mint pair is balanced. The acidity gets dulled by the ice and melted water, while the bitterness remains the same. Thus Liminha when drank with ice is a lot more balanced, with acidity and bitterness being on equal terms, as the lime and mint flavors.
Liminha is a greatly refreshing iced coffee and a perfect base for a tonic espresso, if not a lot of coffee notes are desired. More a coffee drink rather than a straight coffee.