• Nespresso Indriya from India

    Indriya from India review

    A Pure Origin capsule, now discontinued in favor of Master Origin India. Dark brown foam. A pleasurable freshly roasted aroma. Hints of nutmeg at first. Quite dry and heavy cup, with little acidity. Cocoa flavors prevail, with subtle hints of spiciness. The crema is persistent and remains thick till the end of the tasting. A bitter and strong cup overall, with a strong character.

  • Nespresso Rosabaya de Colombia

    Rosabaya de Colombia review

    A Pure Origin capsule discontinued in favor of Master Origin Colombia. Medium brown foam, nearly copper. Sweet, fruity aroma. Quite acidic, with a subdued bitterness. A medium cup, with a not very noticeable crema. At lower temperatures it’s well balanced, acidity becomes less dominant but bitterness doesn’t increase. A fruity, velvet-y, nearly wine-like cup of coffee. Easy on the palate, medium/low intensity (more a 4 than a 6 as claimed).

  • Nespresso Barista Scuro

    Barista Scuro review

    A 2017-2019 Barista Limited Edition., then part of the Barista Creations line. Brown foam. Nice aroma, just slightly burnt. Quite acidic, especially at first, but not much bitter to be tasted. Good intensity, with a medium, oily, body. Very well balanced aromatic profile overall, with no flavor being more noticeable than any other. A tiny hint of sweetness can be savored at lower temperatures. With milk at first retains mostly the bitterness, which instead subsides at lower temperatures. Acidity dissipates. A very well balanced cup also with milk.

  • Nespresso Dulsao do Brasil

    Dulsão do Brasil review

    A Pure Origin capsule now discontinued. Light brown foam. Medium intense aroma, sweet, with a good roasty component. The smell of a gentle, sweet coffee. Acidity and bitterness blend already from the first sip. Quite dry, with little aftertaste. A malty pod, with cereals dominating the taste profile. Gingerbread notes can be discerned as well. A banana-like sweet acidity underlines the cereals and malt notes. Quite a low intensity capsule. Pleasurable at the taste, without any sharp edges in flavor. A coffee lacking in complexity but also very drinkable thanks to that. Sweet, with a gentle acidity and just about the right amount of bitterness makes Dulsão do Brasil an…

  • Nespresso Barista Corto

    Barista Corto review

    A 2017-2019 Barista Limited Edition, then part of the Barista Creations line. Brown foam. Roasted aroma, strong and persistent. Medium acidity and quite bitter. Colder is less acidic but bitterness remains. Hints of chocolate, dark, can be tasted at times but overall the very dark roasting of this capsule obfuscate flavors. Strong and bitter is what the majority will feel of the Barista Corto. Drank with milk, the Barista Corto maintains a moderate flavor of roastiness while the chocolate is more subtle, nearly crossing to cereals-like territories. Not much of an aroma anymore. With the wrong coffee:milk ratio the coffee may be overwhelmed.

  • Nespresso Barista Chiaro

    Barista Chiaro review

    A 2017-2019 Barista Limited Edition, then part of the Barista Creations line. Light brown foam. Nice aroma sweet and milky. Quite roasty too, nicely contrasting with the sweetness. Very light bodied, nearly watery. Barely bitter, with some acidity with milk qualities. Intensity is 5 according to Nespresso but it feels like a 2. This pod has a curious oily texture, especially felt at the back of the mouth. It easily swirls down the throat, like an oil would do. Weak crema. Taste profile is definitely milky, with a grapefruit/kiwi-like acidity, not very pronounced but clearly noticeable. No bitterness, mostly a pod with gentle sweetness accompanied by a tad of acidity.…