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    A Guide to the Positive Effects and Health Benefits of Caffeine

    Coffee is a popular beverage worldwide. It’s consumed by several individuals as a morning staple, making it a valuable commodity. Drinking it in moderation can offer many health benefits and positive effects due to its caffeine content. Understanding more about the advantages of consuming coffee can help reveal facts about its beneficial nutrients and antioxidants. As many of you have repeatedly asked about the content of caffeine in a Nespresso pod, we imagine that most are worried about ingesting too much of it, or curious about the effects of caffeine consumption on your health. Luckily they are mostly positive, and those we will be discussing in this article. As we…

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    How to choose the best Nespresso machine

    Those looking for a new or their first Nespresso machine would understandably try to purchase the best Nespresso machine possible. Clear. Yet in the world of Nespresso machines it is harder to establish which is the “best machine”, even among machines sharing the same name but a different producer. There are multiple reasons as to why this. Before getting into these, we would like to provide a basic guide on how to choose the best Nespresso machine for your needs. What are the factors that should make you decide for a machine instead of another? What to consider when shopping for the “best” Nespresso machine? What should be taken into…

  • Shanghai Lungo
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    Shanghai Lungo Review

    Origin: Arabica coffee from Kenya, Indonesia and China Intensity: 5 Roasting: 2 Acidity: 2 Bitterness: 1 Body: 2 Order: Buy Shanghai Lungo at Amazon A new capsule in the World Explorations line, inspired by the coffee culture of Shanghai. Brown foam. Very intense aroma, sweet like biscuits, and strongly roasty. Barely noticeable in the aroma are floral hints like of roses and lavender. Acidic and dry at first, with a medium body. Initially, when the coffee is still quite hot, the acidity and dryness dominate. Roasty notes, not bitterness though, come to the fore at lower temperatures, while maintaining a vivacious acidity. Not much intense as a whole, with a…

  • Tokyo Vivalto Lungo
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    Tokyo Vivalto Lungo review

    Origin: Ethiopian Arabica and washed Mexican Arabica coffee Intensity: 6 Roasting: 3 Acidity: 1 Bitterness: 2 Body: 3 Order: Buy Tokyo Vivalto Lungo at Amazon The new 2021 version, inspired by Tokyo and Japan coffee culture, of the classic Vivalto Lungo capsule. Very light brown crema, nearly white. Thick and decidedly bubbly. A coffee with a clear aroma of cereals and flowers, with jasmine being the prevalent one. Medium-low intensity, with a thin body. A delicate floral-based blend, with a basic bitterness and acidity at high temperatures. A pleasing roastiness element comes up as the coffee cools down. Barely bitter overall, with a slightly more pronounced acidity, sign of a…

  • Buenos Aires Lungo
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    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
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    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
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    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,…