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    Hawaii Kona gets re-released

    The limited edition from the Hawaii islands has been recently released again in most markets (EU/US/Australia). It is available for both the Original and Vertuo systems, under the “special reserve” line for an admittedly, very, very steep price.

  • 2021 Nespresso Advent Calendar coming soon

    Both for Vertuo and the Original Line. First in Europe this year, with US following around the second half of November. UPDATE: It should be out already in US and Canada as of today (4th of November). You can see a preview of how it will look on the UK Nespresso website, one of the first countries to have it. As per contents, it is rumored to be, for the Original line version: Venezia, Stockholm, Nicaragua, Ristretto decaf, Napoli, Vienna Linizio, Indonesia, Scuro, Roma, Firenze decaf, Vanilla Eclair, Tokyo, Hawaii Kona, India, Firenze, Columbia, Shanghai, Volluto, Cape Town, Envivo, Ristretto, Buenos Aires, Genova Livanto, Caramel Brûlée. For the Vertuo line…

  • Jamaica Blue Mountain getting re-released

    In Europe only, so far. It has recently popped up on the Nespresso France website and it is highly probable that it will make its appearance throughout EU within the next weeks, as it usually happens. No news if it will be released in the US and other markets as well. Interesting to notice that the capsule and the package have got an aesthetic update: now the pod is grey with little blue twirls.

  • Kahawa Ya Congo

    Kahawa Ya Congo Review

    A pod belonging to the Reviving Origins line, a limited edition series. Brown foam. Roasty, and with clear notes of cereals, dark cocoa, aroma. Acidity can be smelled too, with a tang similar to raspberries. Overall an intense aroma. Intense is also the coffee at the first taste, more than the official rating of Nespresso would tell. Heavy bodied, more acidic than bitter. A dark roast that managed to maintain lots of acidity and flavors. The taste profile is complex: on one side toasted cereals add bitterness and dryness, on the other a rich fruitiness brings lots of acidity and just a tad of sweetness. Peaches, a bit of grapefruit,…

  • Esperanza De Colombia

    Esperanza de Colombia Review

    A limited edition pod of the Reviving Origins line. Light brown foam. Intensely sweet aroma, highly fruity, hinting at red berries and ripe apples. Dry and mostly acidic at the first sip, but not overtly either. Feels balanced from the very beginning. Light-medium bodied, with a foamy crema. Sweetness and a bit of bitterness can be noticed too, with the former contributing much to the fruity taste. At lower temperatures some roastiness comes forth, making Esperanza de Colombia a well balanced pod. The acidity gradually subsides as the coffee cools down. The low intensity of this capsule doesn’t help in sustaining all the flavors that can then become murky. Apples,…

  • Tamuka Mu Zimbabwe

    Tamuka mu Zimbabwe Review

    A Reviving Origins pod from Zimbabwe’s high altitude coffee beans. Light Brown foam. Delicate and acidic aroma. A bouquet of smells can be discerned, among which roses, mint leaves and flowers, for a very complex aroma overall. Light-bodied and vividly acidic coffee, with a nice layer of crema that gives this pod more body. A bit of bitterness to counterbalance the acidity, in a definitely gently-roasted coffee pod. Red berries-like sweetness is also present but subtle. Primarily Tamuka mu Zimbabwe is a floral coffee, with lots of notes of flowers mixing together. Violets and roses are the most easily identifiable but only the tip of the iceberg, so to say,…

  • Amaha Awe Uganda

    Amaha awe Uganda Review

    A limited edition capsule of Ugandan coffee, part of the Reviving Origins line. Light brown foam. Intensely woody, of sandalwood to be precise, and incense-like aroma. Peculiar and very much unlike any other Nespresso pod. At the first taste this coffee is very floral, with a strong, and perhaps unexpected, sour aftertaste. A medium-bodied pod, with average bitterness and a vivid acidity. Not fruity though. The intense floral and sandalwood notes can remind of a quality perfume, not exactly of a coffee. It has a quite distinct taste that puts it apart from all other pods’ lines of Nespresso. This unusual taste becomes more typical as the coffee cools down,…