• Buenos Aires Lungo

    Buenos Aires Lungo review

    Origin: washed Arabica from Colombia and Robusta from Uganda Intensity: 4 Roasting: 1 Acidity: 2 Bitterness: 1 Body: 1 Order: Buy Buenos Aires Lungo at Amazon The new capsule in the World Explorations line, inspired by the coffee culture of Buenos Aires. Light brown crema. Sweet, clearly cereals-like, aroma. The smell has a good intensity too. A hint of spices, cardamom and nutmeg primarily, can be found within the aroma. Quite a dry coffee at the first sip, with a bitter aftertaste. Thin body, low intensity. A mellow coffee for sure. Dark cocoa flavors are the main source of bitterness, which can then clearly be considered a pleasant type of…

  • Vienna Linizio Lungo

    Vienna Linizio Lungo review

    Origin: natural processed Bourbon coffee from Brazil and Arabica from Colombia Intensity: 6 Roasting: 3 Acidity: 1 Bitterness: 2 Body: 2 Order: Buy Vienna Linizio Lungo at Amazon The new 2021 blend, inspired by Vienna and its coffee culture, substituting the classic Linizio Lungo. Brown foam. Sweet and roasty aroma, with distinct cocoa notes. Dairy-like acidity can be smelled as well, creating an interesting aromatic mix. A caramel-like sweetness united with milky notes is immediately recognizable at hot temperatures. Bitterness is present in the aftertaste, nearly exclusively. Medium body, probably a medium roast too. Cocoa and malted notes start to prevail at lower temperatures, blending with milk ones. When not…

  • Cape Town Envivo Lungo

    Cape Town Envivo Lungo Review

    The new 2021 blend for the classic Envivo Lungo that looks at Cape Town as inspiration for its renewed taste profile. Dark brown foam. Not a coffee with an intense aroma. Nuts, walnuts primarily, are the main characteristic of the smell, along with a distinct woodiness. Definitely a dark roasted coffee. More intense at the taste, full of caramel, liquorice but devoid of any sweetness. Dry, with a full body. At lower temperatures most of the characteristics of a dark roast and Robusta beans show: malt, wood, and bitterness prevail, little acidity, a strong, malty, aftertaste. A typical woody dryness becomes the major flavor as the coffee cools down. Malt,…

  • Stockholm Fortissio Lungo

    Stockholm Fortissio Lungo review

    Origin: Arabica coffee from India (Monsooned Malabar) and Colombia Intensity: 8 Roasting: 4 Acidity: 2 Bitterness: 3 Body: 3 Order: Buy Stockholm Fortissio Lungo at Amazon The new version of the classic Fortissio Lungo, inspired by the coffee culture of Stockholm. Another capsule part of the new World Explorations range. Brown foam. a moderate aroma of hazelnuts, malted cereals, delicate. The aspect of the coffee is of a dark roasted one but the smell is more subdued. Quite more dark roasted at the taste, with cocoa, malted cereals and nutty flavors reigning over any others. Moderately bitter when hot. A low-key acidity appears among the bitterness, slightly more noticeable at…

  • Special Reserve Galapagos

    Special Reserve Galapagos review

    Origin: fully Arabica coffee from the Galapagos islands Intensity: 7 A 2021 limited edition made of coffee exclusively from the Galapagos islands. It is a return of the 2018 Galapagos Santa Cruz limited edition. Light brown foam. Cereals and milk smell, quite sweet and with a medium intensity. Same intensity as the coffee itself. Dry and pungently roasted, with a medium/full body too, making it a very classic espresso taste profile. Nespresso roasted medium/dark to make it more similar to an european espresso experience. Mostly dry at the palate, with a distinct bitterness, not overwhelmingly so, though, but a pleasant, showing herbal-like qualities, kind of bitterness. Acidity slowly becomes more…

  • Cup with Espresso Crema

    Is Nespresso real crema?

    We have been returning often on the comparison of Nespresso with real espresso. We like to explore the differences between coffee brewing systems, in a fair way. Not like in marketing or such. If you haven’t read our previous explorations on the subject yet, we wrote on how Nespresso and Espresso compare and whether Nespresso is to be considered real espresso. Both are about how Nespresso coffee made with any of the Nespresso machines compares to coffee made with an espresso machine, and whether Nespresso can rightfully be considered as a proper espresso. Both our previous articles were on the scientific/technical aspects that make a good espresso and explored how…

  • The Complete List of Nespresso Limited Editions

    All Nespresso Limited Editions pods ever

    Ever is a bold claim, but it is close to a full list of all Nespresso Limited Editions that were released since the beginning. Across their nearly 3 decades’ old history, Nespresso has not only released tens of capsules for both their Original and Vertuo lines, but dozens of Limited Edition pods. These pods weren’t present at the initial release of the Nespresso single serve machines, but were born only in 1994. The very first was a selected pod called “Special Club” that every year had a different type of coffee inside. That was 8 years since the introduction of the first Nespresso machine on the market, in 1986. Since…