• Old vs New comparison: Kazaar vs Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar
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    Old Kazaar vs new Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar

    Last of our direct comparison between old and new capsules, it’s the time for Kazaar vs Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar. This is not a review of either capsules. You can find the full review of old Kazaar here and of the new Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar here. This is instead a direct comparison of the two versions, highlighting only the differences. Aroma Aroma of both capsules is the same: a cocoa, nutty, caramel and spicey smell that is pretty strong. Kazaar has a barely noticeable stronger aroma, but that’s about the only difference. Body and crema Both capsules are full-bodied. A velvety mouthfeel is very present in both types of Kazaar, with…

  • Old vs New comparison: Arpeggio vs Ispirazione Firenze Arpeggio
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    Old Arpeggio vs new Ispirazione Firenze Arpeggio

    One of the most contested changes was the new Ispirazione Firenze Arpeggio, substituting the old favourite of many Arpeggio. We received lots of comments complaining the new capsule isn’t as good as the old one. Let’s see the main differences then. This is not a review of either capsules. You can find the full review of old Arpeggio here and of the new Ispirazione Firenze Arpeggio here. This is instead a direct comparison of the two versions, highlighting only the differences. Aroma The old Arpeggio had definitely a stronger aroma. The cocoa notes in it are immediately recognizable, making a striking difference with the new Ispirazione Firenze Arpeggio, which lacks…

  • Old vs New comparison: Livanto vs Ispirazione Genova Livanto
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    Old Livanto vs new Ispirazione Genova Livanto

    We continue our comparison of the old vs new capsules of the Ispirazione Italiana line with the Livanto and the Ispirazione Genova Livanto. This is not a review of either capsules. You can find the full review of old Livanto here and of the new Ispirazione Genova Livanto here. This is instead a direct comparison of the two versions, highlighting only the differences. Aroma Both capsules have a similar, cereals/milk, aroma. Livanto is decidedly sweeter though, and a tad stronger. It permeates the air more than the aroma of Ispirazione Genova. Body and Crema Medium body and a not too thick crema for both. Ispirazione Genova has a more velvety…

  • Old vs New comparison: Roma vs Ispirazione Roma
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    Old Roma vs new Ispirazione Roma

    As lots of people complained about the new line replacing some all time favourites, and as we have been drinking both the new and the old version for quite a long time now, we thought that a direct comparison of the capsules is due. This is not a review of either capsules. You can find the full review of old Roma here and of the new Ispirazione Roma here. This is instead a direct comparison of the two versions, highlighting only the differences. Aroma Both capsules have a tobacco/cereals aroma, with hints of dark cocoa (slightly more pronounced in Roma). Ispirazione Roma has a more pungent aroma, with spices tones.…

  • Dalgona Coffee
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    Can You Make Dalgona Coffee with Nespresso?

    Dalgona coffee is the latest trend on social media regarding coffee. For those unaware of it, Dalgona coffee is a type of whipped coffee made with a 1:1:1 ratio of instant coffee, hot water and sugar. Whipping it all together until it becomes a frothy mixture and then scooping it over cold or hot milk, to form exactly a whipped coffee like many other around the world. Dalgona coffee has become well known through social media like TikTok and Instagram and comes from South Korea (probably the first to name it so was a south-korean actor, Jung Il-woo, who ordered it in Macau and likened its taste to the Dalgona…

  • Espresso Tonic
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    First Espresso Tonic

    We’ve had the chance to try an Espresso Tonic as it is becoming more common in town, after having been born a decade ago in Sweden. Very, very few cafes offer it though so it was a pleasurable news discovering on the menu. Anyhow, it was a double espresso poured over roughly 1/3 ice and 1/3 tonic. 2 slices of lemon at the bottom, lightly squeezed beforehand. At the bottom it was too sour, and very much “not coffee”, the top kept a bit of the espresso foam. A very light roast, not fruity but more flowery. Bar had Vergnano coffee as their main blend so it is very possible…