• NESCAFÉ Farmers Origins launched

    A new range of Nespresso compatible capsules was just launched by the mother company of Nespresso, Nestlé, under the Nescafé brand. These aren’t sold in Nespresso boutiques nor on the website but are instead geared towards mass-market distribution, thus supermarkets and similar stores. The range is made of 5 capsules: 3 Americas Colombia Africas Brazil India With different blends of Arabica and Robusta, from multiple origins. Available at first in Australia and New Zealand, these capsules should cost less than the official Nespresso ones as they’re not a premium-line. No news if they will be available in other markets and when but it’s probable that they will be, unless unsuccessful.

  • Oquendo Furore

    Oquendo Furore review

    Intensity: 8/10 Body: 6/10 Bitterness: 6/10 Acidity: 4/10 Order: Buy Oquendo Furore on Oquendo shop A Nespresso compatible and compostable capsule from the Asturian company. Light brown foam. Hazelnuts and delicately roasted aroma. Decidedly a dark roast, with a strong dark cocoa bitterness immediately noticeable, overwhelming all other flavors. Persisting crema, full body, with a syrupy mouthfeel. A feeble acidity can be discerned amid the general bitterness. It is a capsule though that never feels burnt but flavors are unidirectional: cocoa, hazelnuts and hints of molasses for a fully dark experience. An intense blend that would work even better as a latte or cappuccino than just black.

  • Nespresso Aged Sumatra

    Aged Sumatra review

    Origin: Arabica from the Aceh province on Sumatra, Indonesia, aged for 3 years. Intensity: 7 Bitterness: 5 Acidity: 3 Body: 5 Roasting: 4 Order: Buy Aged Sumatra at Nespresso A limited edition among the Master Origins line. Light brown foam. An intensely roasted aroma, with a somewhat tobacco, even peaty, tinge. Prevalently bitter at first, with a very subtle acidity, not bright nor tangy. Thick crema but not long lasting. Whisky-like undertones, similar to drinking a coffee “corretto” with a splash of a low-grade alcoholic drink. Woody, spicy and especially tobacco flavors, with a delicate, moderately sweet, acidity make the bulk of the aromatic profile of this capsule. Acidity comes…

  • Les Cafes Sati Expresso Forte

    Les Cafés Sati Expresso Forte review

    Origin: Arabica from Latin America and Africa with a part of Robusta coffee Intensity: 10 Body: 9/10 Order: Buy Les Cafés Sati Expresso Forte at Les Cafés Sati Light brown foam. Malty and nicely roasted aroma. An heavy-bodied cup, with a thick crema that lasts a good while. Bitterness overcomes the feeble acidity, for a definitely dark, probably french, roast level. Some woodiness along with cocoa powder are the main noticeable flavors. Strong aftertaste, of a dark, bitter chocolate tablet, long lasting. An intense cup of coffee, comparable to the most intense official Nespresso capsules. Overall a chocolatey, dark roast, for a capsule closely resembling a french-roasted, european, espresso experience.

  • Limited edition Master Origin Aged Sumatra available in EU

    A new Master Origin from the Aceh region of Sumatra, Indonesia, has become available on most EU markets. It is an aged coffee, where the beans have been stored for 3 years, and that affects its taste in unusual ways. Not many coffee vendors offer aged beans. This Aged Sumatra should be a quite spicy and tobacco-like coffee capsule. No news if it will become available outside of EU. Often Nespresso tries a new limited edition in a few markets and, if successful, relaunch it worldwide later.

  • Nespresso Freddo Intenso

    Freddo Intenso review

    Origin: a blend of Peruvian Arabica and Indonesian Java coffee Order: Buy Freddo Intenso at Amazon Light brown foam. Malty aroma, with a noticeable roastiness highlighting it. A dark roast with prominent bitterness throughout the tasting experience. Dark cocoa and malted cereals are the most prominent notes, with a persistent aftertaste of both. An heavy cup, that works quite well as a french-italian espresso substitute. Woody notes start to be noticeable at lower temperatures. As a cold coffee, the roastiness is more pleasant, with less of the bitter aspects of it. A persistent aftertaste, half acidic and roasty. Malted cereals are more prominent as a cold drink than dark cocoa.…

  • Nespresso Freddo Delicato

    Freddo Delicato review

    Origin: Arabica coffee from Kenya and Indonesia Java coffee Order: Buy Freddo Delicato at Amazon Dark brown foam. Strong aroma, sweet and a bit chocolate-y. From the smell it may appear as a dark roast but it’s light at the taste instead. Bitterness and a good mouthful are the first things to be noticed. A bright acidity is present in the aftertaste and when drank cold or not very hot. Cherries, peaches and citrus notes make up the acidity part of this blend. A vague saltiness is also present. Hints of chocolate, weak crema. As an iced coffee is wildly acidic, with a thinner body, possessing weak bitterness with roasted…