• Costa Coffee Signature Blend Espresso

    Costa Coffee Signature Blend Espresso Review

    Origin: Arabica and Robusta beans, medium-roasted Intensity: 8 Order: Buy Costa Coffee Signature Blend Espresso at Amazon Costa Coffee’s Signature Blend for espresso-sized coffee. Brown foam. Nutty aroma, not particularly intense. It can be hardly smelled from afar. Sweet, with candies/cookies qualities. Nice roasty component as well in the smell. At the taste it is quite matching with the aroma: a good amount of sweetness, some acidity and barely any bitterness. A good, medium roasted, coffee. Acidity and a weak bitterness are mainly present in the aftertaste and at lower temperatures, while nearly unnoticeable when the coffee is hot. Sweetness is left to the fore. Short-lasting crema. Cocoa notes are…

  • Special Reserve Jamaica Blue Mountain available soon

    For EU customers at least. Not sure whether that includes UK and no certain news about USA/Canada or other markets. The Original line pod should start popping up in Nespresso stores and boutiques around the first days of December. As preannounced earlier, the pod is a re-release of the Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee with an aesthetic uplifting. Nothing else should be changed.

  • Forest Black

    Forest Black Review

    Origin: shade-grown beans from Colombia and others. Intensity: 7 Roasting: 3 Acidity: 2 Bitterness: 3 Body: 3 A 2021 festive limited edition pod. Light brown foam. Moderate aroma, sweet, woody, slightly earthy. A pod with a subdued aroma, not in your face, delicate. Primarily bitter at the taste, with a medium body. A dark roast, but not extremely so. Dry aftertaste, woody as well as the mouthfeel. Subtly acidic, balancing the initial bitterness as the coffee becomes colder. In the taste profile the woodiness dominates, leaving only traces of cereals and pepper to be tasted. A coffee with medium intensity, overall very balanced, just a bit “flat” in taste as…

  • Forest Almond Flavour

    Forest Almond Flavour Review

    Origin: 100% South American Arabica beans from Brazil and Colombia Intensity: 7 Roasting: 3 Acidity: 3 Bitterness: 3 Body: 3 A 2021 festive limited edition, almond flavoured. Light brown foam. Very almond-filled aroma, sweet and moderately intense. A bit of vanilla undertones in it. Hard to take it as a classic coffee smell, though, but generally agreeable. Dry and light-bodied, less sweet in taste compared to the aroma. Delicate notes of roastiness, with a slight saltiness that concentrates in the aftertaste. The almond flavouring is dominating this pod’s taste profile. Vague tones of cereals and a feeble milky acidity are also present. Neither is prominent, being at most an accompanying…

  • James Hoffman reviewing Nespresso pods

    An interesting perspective from somebody who is clearly not into the whole single-serve coffee market, James Hoffmann, World Barista Champion 2007 and renowned coffee Youtuber, released a video reviewing all the pods currently available in the UK from the Original line of Nespresso. Check the “I Tried Every Nespresso Pod” video (over 30mins) and then head back here for our few words. The reviews of each pod are brief, with only the few pods he found intriguing longer. Coming from somebody much into the 3rd wave of coffee and clearly not a lover of dark roasts, it is interesting to notice how he considers 90% of all Nespresso pods too…

  • Forest Fruit Flavour

    Forest Fruit Flavour Review

    Origin: Arabica coffee from Brazil and Colombia Roasting: 3 Acidity: 3 Bitterness: 3 Body: 3 A 2021 festive limited edition pod, with a cherry flavouring. Light brown foam. Supremely sweet aroma, intensely of cherries. Hardly any trace of roastiness or any aspects that can classify the small as one of a typical coffee. Definitely an unique aroma. Medium bodied and somewhat dry, initially, the cherry flavour dominates the taste profile as with the aroma. Biscuits and cereals can be noticed, mostly in the aftertaste. A granularity in the mouthfeel makes this coffee taste like a “liquid cherry cake”, just much less sweet. It may resemble some candies with cherries or…

  • Nespresso Forest Collection’s 3 pods are the limited edition new releases for this festive season

    As every year, a new line of limited edition capsules is coming for this Christmas. This year the collection will be inspired by forest flavors, with a line of capsules designed by the Colombian luxury brand Johanna Ortiz. There will be 3 new pods, both for the Original and Vertuo systems: Forest Black: spicy and woody, the one that will probably be the most appreciated by pure espresso lovers. Forest Fruit: a fruity one, inspired by forests’ berries. Most definitely the sweetest and most acidic of the bunch. Forest Almond: named after the nut but it is described as nutty and with lots of cereals,. Seems to be the most…