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    Il Caffé review

    Origin: washed Robusta from Vietnam and Indonesia, with a touch of washed Arabica from Colombia. Intensity: 13 Bitterness: 5 Acidity: 1 Body: 4 Roasting: 5 Brown foam. Malted cereals, intense, aroma. Deliciously roasted smell, with sweet notes. Dry at the first taste, with a thick, velvety, crema that fills the aftertaste completely. Once the crema subsides, a spicy, peppery, bitterness prevails in the aftertaste. Very intense, a full-bodied cup. Primarily bitter, due to the dark roasted Robusta. Acidity is very weak, barely present. The Arabica component of Il Caffé isn’t enough to make some acidity noticeable, covered by the Robusta’s flavours. Some pepper, hazelnuts, toasted cereals and bitter cocoa powder…

  • 2020 Festive limited edition sneak peek? Amaretti and Il Caffè

    On the Hong Kong Nespresso’s website have made an appearance these two new pods: Amaretti and Il Caffè. They’re not easily found as they’re not listed along the other pods but are nonetheless present. Both are heavily Italian-inspired, with the Amaretti being a flavoured capsule and Il Caffé using Robusta from Vietnam, a common origin for Italian espresso blends. No confirmation on whether these will be the festive limited edition of this year or not, nor when they’ll be available in all Nespresso markets. [UPDATE]: there’s a third one, Torta di Nocciole, for which we haven’t found much info at all but should be an hazelnut-flavoured capsule. The whole 3…