• Aged Sumatra available also in the US

    For those curious about trying this aged coffee from Indonesia, the capsule is available in the US market too now. We recently reviewed it here, go read our impressions of this limited edition.

  • Nespresso Aged Sumatra

    Aged Sumatra review

    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 out mostly in the aftertaste, with a hint of sweetness. The capsule is primarily bitter and moderately intense. At lower temperatures the bitterness subsides and makes the Aged Sumatra…

  • 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.

  • CRU Kafe Organic Intense Roast

    CRU Kafe Organic Intense Roast review

    An Arabica and Robust multi-origin blend from Sumatran and Indian coffee. Organic, Fairtrade and 100% aluminum 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 licorice aspect, with acidity becoming more upfront. With added sugar, it’s too markedly sweet and lose some of the other flavors. As a dark roast, it’s thoroughly and surprisingly never bitter.

  • CRU Kafe Organic Dark Roast

    CRU Kafe Organic Dark Roast review

    A multi-origin blend from CRU Kafe. Dark roasted, organic, Fairtrade and coming in 100% aluminum capsules. Brown foam. Malty and biscuit aroma, of a quite dark type. Sort of like an unsweetened toast. Medium body. Low acidity, as you’d expect from a dark roast. Bitterness prevails, with a pungent, nutty, aftertaste that is especially strong at lower temperatures. A coffee that leaves your mouth with its flavor even minutes after finished drinking it. Chocolate notes can be throughout the tasting felt, of a very, 90% cocoa content, kind. Good intensity.

  • CRU Kafe Organic Light Roast

    CRU Kafe Organic Light Roast review

    The very first blend created by CRU Kafe, Organic Light Roast is a multi-origin Peru, Indonesia and Ethiopia blend. Fully organic, Fairtrade and capsules are 100% aluminum. Light brown foam. Sweet and tea-like aroma. Somewhat acidic, but very lightly so. A tad of bitterness, subtle. chocolate-like, can be immediately discerned. A light-bodied cup, as light as a black tea would be. Acidity assumes a citrusy taste at lower temperatures. Floral notes pop up here and there throughout the tasting. Overall a light, smooth experience, with tea-like qualities and citrus and floral notes as the prevailing aspects.

  • Nespresso Indonesia

    Indonesia Review

    A mix of the strong aspects of the India’s capsule with a more gentle flavor coming from the island of Java. A Master Origin capsule from 2018. Brown foam. Sweet, of very ripe, nearly fermented, fruits aroma. Fragrant, with pleasant roasty notes. Quite dry and bitter at the first sip, with a noticeably acidic aftertaste. A medium/dark roast, probably, or a blend of both. Lovers of thick espresso’s crema will love Indonesia: its foam is dense, with tobacco-like notes. Medium, close to heavy, body. While at the high temperatures the bitterness dominates, at medium ones floral flavors complement the aromatic profile, making it more balanced. It remains an intense, bitter…