• Filter Style Intense

    Filter Style Intense Review

    Very light brown foam. Light aroma, mostly of cereals. Slightly roasted as well, hinting at sweetness in the coffee. Thin body, clearly one of the lightest bodied pods in the Nespresso line. Those used to drink espressos and the likes will find this pod watery. Body-wise it is indeed close to a typical filter coffee. Nearly no acidity nor sweetness at first, only a moderate amount of bitterness, concentrated in the aftertaste. Extremely weak crema, disappearing in a couple of minutes after the brewing. At lower temperatures this coffee shows more sweetness, mild, gentle sweetness that accompanies the bitter notes of roastiness. Cereals dominate the taste profile, with only very…

  • Caffe Corsini India

    Caffè Corsini India Review

    Light brown foam. Wet, humid, slightly roasted smell. Not particularly intense overall, the aroma has some woodiness to it, with just a tad of spices notes. Medium-light bodied, with a very weak crema. Acidic and slightly bitter at first, with a feeble sweetness that comes forth more at lower temperatures. A low intensity coffee, very gentle on the palate. Can be watery if brewed as a lungo. A pod that morphs into a sweet and medium acidic one when lukewarm. Roast notes slowly disappear, leaving spices and woody flavors to dominate. Little aftertaste. A quiet cup of coffee, decidedly not intense enough to drink in any way other than as…

  • Milano Intenso

    Milano Intenso Review

    A 2023 limited edition pod belonging to the Ispirazione Italiana line. Dark brown foam. Intense cocoa aroma, with nice roasting notes. Perhaps surprisingly, also jammy, like strawberry’s, notes can be smelled. Those together create a round aroma, balanced. Quite an heavy-bodied pod, definitely on the intense side as well. Markedly bitter, with a peculiar burnt aftertaste, nearly ashy. This after taste tends to linger on the palate, and can put off some drinkers. With little to show in the fields of sweetness and acidity, it is an unidirectional capsule: bitter and intense. Cocoa notes dominate, along with undertones of an hypothetical jam without sugar. This jamminess donates not sweetness to…

  • Illy Classico

    Illy Classico Review

    Light brown foam. Pleasant, moderate, aroma of biscuits, hazelnuts and delicate roasting notes. A classic coffee aroma, without much in terms of peculiarities. Quite a heavy-bodied coffee, yet remaining absolutely smooth. At a first sip it is a semi-perfect blend of acidity and bitterness, slightly leaning towards the former. Bitterness hits the palate first, but then completely leaves the scene to acidity. Citrus flavors are the main source of acidity. A light fruitiness, as of a berry jam, is also discernible and tones down the acidity with a bit of sweetness. Weak chocolate and hazelnuts notes complete the list of flavors. Overall the acidity isn’t overwhelming and is perfectly balanced…

  • Lavazza Espresso Maestro Ristretto

    Lavazza Espresso Maestro Ristretto review

    Dark brown foam. Intense aroma of chocolate, as of a high cocoa chocolate bar. A bit of nutty as well. The aroma that you would expect from a very dark roasted coffee. Rather bitter at the taste, with subtle acidity. Medium-heavy bodied. A quite creamy cup of coffee. Intensity is on the high side, comparable to the most intense official Nespresso pods like Napoli or Kazaar. Throughout the tasting experience the chocolate notes are the strongest but cereals and pepper notes are also present. The intense creaminess of this pod makes it feel like it is a coffee with a splash of milk in it. An intense pod, with notes…

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    Why we removed Amazon links (and prefer it this way)

    You may have noticed that we removed advertisement from Amazon and all the links to the e-commerce giant. We had initially put them to make easier for you all to purchase the Nespresso pods that we review and to cover Nespressoguide’s costs. It made sense at the beginning to link to Amazon as it is the biggest shop, and one available for shipping to most countries. But we now removed all of the affiliation links leading to it. The reasons are mainly two. First, Amazon has been lowering the rate given to publishers and the earnings that Nespressoguide was getting from them were dwindling since months. We do not personally…

  • Peru Organic

    Peru Organic Review

    Light brown foam. Lightly roasted aroma, nutty mainly, with fruity undertones. At the taste is a pod of medium intensity and body, but quite creamy. Not much of an aftertaste. Lots of acidity, while no sweetness and little bitterness. Especially when hot the acidity is much over the bitterness. It is not a prominent type of acidity though, more subdued but well present nonetheless. A capsule with an acidity like white fruits, like pears and apples, rather than berries or citruses. Some notes of cereals and tobacco make up the rest of the taste profile. With a long-lasting crema, it is a creamy and acidic coffee, easy to enjoy. Peru…