• 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 Macaron

    Macaron review

    A Festive Limited Edition from 2018. Brown foam. Intense aroma, half of roastiness and half of almonds/macarons. The sweetness of the smell immediately identifies it as a macaron aroma. A medium bodied, dry cup, probably medium roasted as well. Possessing a distinct but not overwhelming acidity. At higher temperatures it is more acidic, while at medium ones the roastiness balances it and makes it less sweet. A cup of coffee that is much more bitter and roasty than the name and the aroma would have led to believe. Definitely a capsule that is greatly enhanced with the addition of a teaspoon of sugar, as that makes the flavor of macaron…

  • 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 Praline

    Praline review

    A Festive Limited Edition from 2018. Light brown foam. Distinct smell of almond. Sweeter smell than the actual taste though. In the mouth results quite dry. Low acidity. Sweet notes during the tasting, more like caramel with hazelnut than almond. It belongs to the same category of the strongly flavored blends, Ciocattino, Vanilio and Caramelito.

  • Nespresso Cafe Venezia

    Café Venezia review

    A Limited Edition from 2018. Light brown foam. A slight, nutty/flowery smell. It gets closer to a cereals aroma when smelled more attentively. Very dry at taste, but overall a smooth cup. Slightly bitter. Acid. During the tasting the flavors of fruit, flowers and cereals mix together to make it an interesting experience.

  • Nespresso Nicaragua

    Nicaragua Review

    Brown foam. Sweet and malty aroma, quite pronounced. Hints of acidity can be smelled too. Light bodied, with barely any acidity at tasting. A vague sour aftertaste is noticeable, especially at high temperatures. Prevalently a bitter pod, only marginally sweet, with neither being overwhelming. Woody notes are the prevailing ones along with malty ones. Biscuits-like and a weak licorice flavors can also be tasted. It is not overall a flavorful pod, mostly having delicate flavors that balance each other. Weak crema. A capsule that works well with milk for a low intensity latte. Too much milk will make the coffee flavors completely disappear though. Drank black is a low key…