• Cafezinho do Brasil is available in the US

    Already present in many markets since a few weeks, Cafezinho do Brasil is available in the US as well as of today. The intense and richly roasted pod that embodies the Brazilian coffee is now accessible in plenty of countries worldwide. You can read our full review of Cafezinho do Brasil here.

  • Coconut Flavor Over Ice

    Coconut Flavor Over Ice review

    Origin: Brazilian and Guatemalan coffee among others Order: Buy Coconut Flavor Over Ice at Nespresso A limited edition of coconut flavored coffee for cold drinks. Light brown foam. The coconut smell is strong and immediately identifiable, even from afar. Very sweet aroma overall, with hints of vanilla and delicately roasted coffee. Dry and light-bodied, timidly bitter at the first taste, especially when drank hot, less so as a cold coffee. Weak crema. Nutty aftertaste, with a “burning” feeling left at the back of the mouth. It is a vague effect but peculiar. Not overtly sweet, more like a raw coconut than a sweetened coconut milk. Some woodiness and cereals can…

  • La Cumplida Refinada

    La Cumplida Refinada review

    Origin: 100% Arabica beans from Nicaragua, of the Marsellesa variety Intensity: 5 Roasting: 2 Acidity: 3 Bitterness: 2 Body: 3 Order: Buy La Cumplida Refinada at Amazon A Master Origins 2021 limited edition. A low-water usage, fermented coffee from Nicaragua. Light brown foam. Immediately the senses are assaulted by an intense, pungent aroma of very mature or candied fruits. A strong smell that can remind of fortified wine or cherry-based liqueurs. Unlike most other Nespresso pods. Dry and velvety at the first sip, it is full of acidity and some sweetness. A medium intensity coffee, it has a strong and lasting aftertaste, with the coffee swirling around all the palate’s…

  • Nescafé Farmers Origin line expands into more markets

    Following the launch of last year in Australia and New Zealand, the slightly cheaper alternative to Nespresso pods made by the other brand belonging to Nestlé, Nescafé, is getting its launch into further markets. Netherlands, to which it was made available at the end of 2020 already, and Spain, with others yet unknown to follow. This line is made in the same facilities as the Nespresso pods, and they also look like identical, exteriorly, to the original capsules. It will be interesting to compare them with the original Nespresso pods as they aim at a slightly lower priced market segment but are after all still “official” pods.

  • Cafezinho do Brasil is returning

    Those who loved the all-Brazilian capsule of a couple of years ago will rejoice knowing that it is making a comeback. We have no definite dates but the capsule is popping up here and there in some markets (Hungary and Italy, among others). It probably will be available by May at the latest in most European markets. No news on whether it will come back to the US as well so far. If you don’t know how Cafezinho do Brasil tastes, you can read our original review.

  • Shanghai Lungo

    Shanghai Lungo Review

    Origin: Arabica coffee from Kenya, Indonesia and China Intensity: 5 Roasting: 2 Acidity: 2 Bitterness: 1 Body: 2 Order: Buy Shanghai Lungo at Amazon A new capsule in the World Explorations line, inspired by the coffee culture of Shanghai. Brown foam. Very intense aroma, sweet like biscuits, and strongly roasty. Barely noticeable in the aroma are floral hints like of roses and lavender. Acidic and dry at first, with a medium body. Initially, when the coffee is still quite hot, the acidity and dryness dominate. Roasty notes, not bitterness though, come to the fore at lower temperatures, while maintaining a vivacious acidity. Not much intense as a whole, with a…

  • Tokyo Vivalto Lungo

    Tokyo Vivalto Lungo review

    Origin: Ethiopian Arabica and washed Mexican Arabica coffee Intensity: 6 Roasting: 3 Acidity: 1 Bitterness: 2 Body: 3 Order: Buy Tokyo Vivalto Lungo at Amazon The new 2021 version, inspired by Tokyo and Japan coffee culture, of the classic Vivalto Lungo capsule. Very light brown crema, nearly white. Thick and decidedly bubbly. A coffee with a clear aroma of cereals and flowers, with jasmine being the prevalent one. Medium-low intensity, with a thin body. A delicate floral-based blend, with a basic bitterness and acidity at high temperatures. A pleasing roastiness element comes up as the coffee cools down. Barely bitter overall, with a slightly more pronounced acidity, sign of a…