• Halo Indian Parchment

    Halo Indian Parchment Review

    Origin: Robusta coffee from India Intensity: strong Order: Buy Indian Parchment at the official store Light brown foam. Inconsistent crema. Pleasant cereals and woody smell, with a distinct sweetness. A vague spices’ aroma too, like cedarwood and incense. Dry and light-bodied, surprisingly for a Robusta blend. Somewhat bitter, but not overwhelmingly so and surely just enough to be noticed but to not cover any of the other flavours. Practically no acidity whatsoever. Main flavours are typical woodiness, with a tinge of sweetness. Persisting aftertaste of which malted cereals and a low bitterness are the main components. A pod that works better as a ristretto or espresso, as it is not…

  • CRU Kafe Organic Intense Roast

    CRU Kafe Organic Intense Roast review

    Origin: coffee from India and Indonesia (Sumatra) Intensity: 11 Buy: Order Organic Intense Roast at CRU Kafe , Order Organic Intense Roast at Amazon An Arabica and Robust multi-origin blend from Sumatran and Indian coffee. Organic, Fairtrade and 100% aluminium capsules. Brown foam. Strong aroma, of cereals with a component of smokiness. Very noticeable. At first taste it’s not bitter at all, lightly acidic, medium body. The smokiness is predominant, with a subtle, molasses-like, sweetness. A coffee that definitely can remind you of a whisky, not a Bourbon but a not very peaty Scotch. At lower temperatures the sweetness assumes a more liquorice aspect, with acidity becoming more upfront. With…

  • CRU Kafe Organic Espresso

    CRU Kafe Organic Espresso review

    Origin: an Arabica/Robusta blend of coffee from India, Honduras and Ethiopia Intensity: 11 Buy: Order Organic Espresso at CRU Kafe , Order Organic Espresso at Amazon A multi-origin blend of Indian Badra coffee, mixed with Honduras and Ethiopian beans. Organic, Fairtrade and 100% aluminium capsules. Brown foam. Malty aroma is predominant, quite strong. The aroma is alike a typical european café, dark and strong. Quite bitter at tasting, but also with quite a lot of acidity (from the Ethiopian beans perhaps?). Cocoa notes prevail, not of the dark cocoa kind but something more along the lines of a chocolate with milk. Mixed with the malt flavour it makes for a…

  • Nespresso Indriya from India

    Indriya from India review

    Origin: a blend of Arabica and Robusta from Southern India Intensity: 10 Bitterness: 4 Acidity: 3 Body: 4 Roasting: 4 Order: Discontinued A Pure Origin capsule, now discontinued in favour of Master Origin India. Dark brown foam. A pleasurable freshly roasted aroma. Hints of nutmeg at first. Quite dry and heavy cup, with little acidity. Cocoa flavours prevail, with subtle hints of spiciness. The crema is persistent and remains thick till the end of the tasting. A bitter and strong cup overall, with a strong character.

  • Nespresso India

    India Review

    Origin: Robusta Monsoon blended with Arabica from India Intensity: 11 Bitterness: 5 Acidity: 1 Body: 4 Roasting: 5 Order: Buy India capsules at Amazon Very brown foam. Nice smell when brewing, slightly burnt. Could appeal a lot of die-hard espresso fans. In the mouth, hints of wood, maybe even chocolate (dark one obviously), perhaps a spicy kind of chocolate bar. The flavour is definitely intense. Bitter. Low acidity. A bit of a salty ending.