• Honduras available in US

    Another entry Master Origins line has recently become available for order in the USA. Only for Original line, not for Vertuo. Along with the recent re-introduction of Peru Organic, the line now consists of 7 pods in the US; in other markets it varies, as Honduras and Peru Organic may not be available (yet or anymore).

  • Peru Organic

    Peru Organic Review

    Light brown foam. Lightly roasted aroma, nutty mainly, with fruity undertones. At the taste is a pod of medium intensity and body, but quite creamy. Not much of an aftertaste. Lots of acidity, while no sweetness and little bitterness. Especially when hot the acidity is much over the bitterness. It is not a prominent type of acidity though, more subdued but well present nonetheless. A capsule with an acidity like white fruits, like pears and apples, rather than berries or citruses. Some notes of cereals and tobacco make up the rest of the taste profile. With a long-lasting crema, it is a creamy and acidic coffee, easy to enjoy. Peru…

  • 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 underlines 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…