• Forest Almond Flavour

    Forest Almond Flavour Review

    Origin: 100% South American Arabica beans from Brazil and Colombia Intensity: 7 Roasting: 3 Acidity: 3 Bitterness: 3 Body: 3 A 2021 festive limited edition, almond flavoured. Light brown foam. Very almond-filled aroma, sweet and moderately intense. A bit of vanilla undertones in it. Hard to take it as a classic coffee smell, though, but generally agreeable. Dry and light-bodied, less sweet in taste compared to the aroma. Delicate notes of roastiness, with a slight saltiness that concentrates in the aftertaste. The almond flavouring is dominating this pod’s taste profile. Vague tones of cereals and a feeble milky acidity are also present. Neither is prominent, being at most an accompanying…

  • Forest Fruit Flavour

    Forest Fruit Flavour Review

    Origin: Arabica coffee from Brazil and Colombia Roasting: 3 Acidity: 3 Bitterness: 3 Body: 3 A 2021 festive limited edition pod, with a cherry flavouring. Light brown foam. Supremely sweet aroma, intensely of cherries. Hardly any trace of roastiness or any aspects that can classify the small as one of a typical coffee. Definitely an unique aroma. Medium bodied and somewhat dry, initially, the cherry flavour dominates the taste profile as with the aroma. Biscuits and cereals can be noticed, mostly in the aftertaste. A granularity in the mouthfeel makes this coffee taste like a “liquid cherry cake”, just much less sweet. It may resemble some candies with cherries or…

  • 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…

  • Nespresso Vanilla Eclair

    Vanilla Eclair review

    Origin: Brazilian Bourbon Arabica and Colombian Arabica coffee Roasting: 2 Order: Buy Vanilla Eclair at Amazon Light brown foam. Very sweet aroma, clearly with vanilla qualities merging with a delicate roastiness. A dry cup, barely any acidity. Lightly roasted, medium body. Neither particularly sweet nor bitter at first, but more prominently sweet at medium to low temperatures. A mix of vanilla, cereals, biscuit-like and almond flavors. Overall a well-round, smooth cup, with an aromatic profile that it’s more than just of vanilla, as the name of the capsule would imply.

  • Caramel Creme Brulee

    Caramel Crème Brûlée review

    Origin: Brazilian Bourbon Arabica and Colombian Arabica coffee Roasting: 2 Order: Buy Caramel Crème Brûlée at Amazon Light brown foam. Strong aroma of caramel, with hints of sweetened eggs, like in a proper crème brûlée. Quite burnt taste at first but not bitter. Not an unpleasant type of burnt. Low intensity and practically no acidity. Taste is less sweet than the aroma, with notes of vanilla and coconut. The actual flavour of crème brûlée comes out only at low or medium temperatures, making it a capsule to not be drank very hot. Medium bodied. Average intensity for a medium roasted cup of coffee.

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    Cocoa Truffle review

    Origin: Brazilian Bourbon Arabica and Colombian Arabica coffee Roasting: 2 Order: Buy Cocoa Truffle at Amazon Brown foam. Definite smell of cocoa. More acidic at first taste than one’d expect, with of course the cocoa flavour being the dominant one. Acidity subsides at lower temperatures. Medium bodied. Overall much lower cocoa tones than in the old Ciocattino, making for a balanced cup. Inconsistent crema. Perhaps the medium roasting didn’t marry well with the flavouring. Whereas Ciocattino was resembling of a dark chocolate bar, this is like the cocoa powder of a truffle, indeed, or of that over a tiramisù. A different flavouring, definitely.

  • Nespresso Vanilio

    Vanilio Review

    Origin: based off Livanto, a blend of Central and South American Arabica coffee. Intensity: 6 Bitterness: 3 Acidity: 3 Body: 3 Roasting: 3 Order: Buy Vanilio capsules at Amazon Light brown foam. The aroma of vanilla is strong and immediately recognizable. Biscuits notes underlines it. Quite a dry coffee, with bitterness and some acidity in the aftertaste. Acidity more prominent at low temperatures. A light-medium bodied pod, it distinctly works better as a ristretto as it may result being watery in longer cups. Not sweet, the vanilla flavoring is dominating, overcoming nearly completely the Livanto‘s malt and cereal notes. Moderately bitter and of average intensity, Vanilio greatly benefits from added…