• Infiniment Espresso

    Infiniment Espresso Review

    A festive limited edition from 2022, born out of the collaboration between Nespresso and Pierre Hermé. Light brown foam. Lightly roasted aroma, not particularly intense, with a good amount of cocoa and cereals notes. At the taste it is immediately quite acidic, with just a pinch of bitterness, mostly in the aftertaste. Medium body, suggesting a light roast level, more than the score given by Nespresso would imply. Decidedly smooth, with the acidity posing as a nicely contrasting element. An acidity that increases as the coffee cools down. The taste profile maintains the cocoa notes present in the aroma, but rather in the background. The scene is taken by the…

  • Filter Style coffee from Nespresso

    One of the most curious releases so far from Nespresso are two new pods popping up in a few markets in the past weeks: Filter Style Mild and Filter Style Intense. The names are self-explanatory: these pods aim to reproduce a filter style coffee that so far seemed impossible to obtain with a Nespresso machine. We have not tested these pods yet so we can’t say if they reached their objective. They are curious though, for two reasons. One, they have a specific way to be brewed. A membrane is applied to the pod, covering the side that is usually punctured. The pods are pre-punctured, an uniqueness among the Nespresso…

  • Infiniment Gourmand

    Infiniment Gourmand Review

    A festive limited edition from 2022, born of a collaboration between Nespresso and Pierre Hermé. Light brown foam. Intense aroma of hazelnuts, as expected. Clearly smelled from afar, yet less from close up. Both a sweet and roasted aroma. It is very resembling of a sweetened hazelnut cream. At the taste it is much less sweet, but maintaining the roasting notes in full. With a medium body, it is a pod possessing a hint of acidity and sweetness throughout the tasting process. Weak aftertaste, primarily of medium roasted hazelnuts. There are few proper coffee notes, the hazelnut flavoring overpowers them. The taste profile is therefore dominated by hazelnut, with secondary…

  • Infiniment Fruité

    Infiniment Fruité Review

    A festive limited edition pod from 2022, born out of the collaboration between Nespresso and Pierre Hermé. Dark brown foam. Raspberry aroma, as imaginable, is clearly dominant. Quite sweet, and nicely acidic too. At the taste this pod is lightly acidic rather than sweet. Medium body, thin aftertaste. A pervasive bitterness undelies the tasting experience, from start to finish. The raspberry flavoring is moderate, an elegant addition more than overwhelming. With added sugar, Infiniment Fruité tastes closer to the fruit itself. Good crema, medium-lasting. It is a pod that does not change much at the varying of the temperature. It maintains a similar taste profile throughout the drinking experience. Delicately…

  • Nespresso Advent Calendar 2022 preview

    As spotted here, a series of images showing this year’s Advent Calendars from Nespresso. We use the plural because the calendar will come in three colors, crema, bordeaux, and dark blue. This year’s calendars will be a collaboration of Nespresso with Pierre Hermé, a French pastry chef and chocolatier. That matches, color-wise, the previously shared here limited editions for this holiday season: a hazelnut, a raspberry, and a generic black coffee. Considering what Pierre Hermé is, it is not unconceivable to think that the Christmas’ flavors will be heavily inspired not just by the ingredients of cakes of the French chef, but of some of his actual complete creations. We…

  • Brazil Organic is available in some markets

    So far we have seen Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, possibly more. It has been for a couple a weeks, with no signs of showing up in other markets, which may be a sign of a limited release. The pod itself has similar characteristics to the Brazil one for the Nespresso professional line. It may be a coincidence or the same capsule made for the Original line, and redesigned for the occasion. The Brazil Organic pod is part of the Master Origins line and it is not marked as a limited edition.

  • Nespresso Christmas 2022 flavors

    Nothing confirmed by Nespresso themselves but 3 new limited editions are expected to be this year’s festive pods. An hazelnut-flavored and raspberry-flavored pods, and a generic “black” coffee, probably unflavored. The black one may be in the furrow of Forest Black, being a new blend with a taste profile matching the festive theme, but no added flavorings. No news on when these will be on the shelves but it is rumored to be earlier than in other years, maybe even around mid October. It is also rumored that Peppermint limited edition will come back for this Christmas, in both the Original and Vertuo lines.