• Old vs New comparison: Arpeggio vs Ispirazione Firenze Arpeggio

    Old Arpeggio vs new Ispirazione Firenze Arpeggio

    One of the most contested changes was the new Ispirazione Firenze Arpeggio, substituting the old favourite of many Arpeggio. We received lots of comments complaining the new capsule isn’t as good as the old one. Let’s see the main differences then. This is not a review of either capsules. You can find the full review of old Arpeggio here and of the new Ispirazione Firenze Arpeggio here. This is instead a direct comparison of the two versions, highlighting only the differences. Aroma The old Arpeggio had definitely a stronger aroma. The cocoa notes in it are immediately recognizable, making a striking difference with the new Ispirazione Firenze Arpeggio, which lacks…

  • Ispirazione Firenze Arpeggio

    Ispirazione Firenze Arpeggio review

    Origin: 100% Arabica coffee from Costa Rica Intensity: 9 Roasting: 4 Order: Buy Ispirazione Firenze Arpeggio at Amazon Light brown foam. Strong aroma of nuts/cereals, with sweet undertones. Medium body. Quite bitter, with virtually no acidity. Main flavour is a mix of chocolate and hazelnuts, with an overall pleasant mouthful. Bitter, somewhat nutty and “burnt”, aftertaste that lingers in the mouth for quite a long time. A dark but not extremely intense, chocolate-y cup of coffee. Compared to the previous Arpeggio, Ispirazione Firenze Arpeggio is darker, more bitter, with a more decidedly taste profile, less balanced. A bolder cup of coffee for a bold move from Nespresso in changing one…

  • Ispirazione Italiana Coffee Capsules Italian Coffee Nespresso

    New Ispirazione Italiana line is available

    The rebranding of capsules we announced a while ago is live in most european countries (not yet US it seems). There’s also a short presentation video for the new line. Nespresso seems to have taken inspiration from italian coffee by matching the darker roasts to southern cities, like Napoli and Palermo, and progressively going to lighter ones as you travel north through the italian peninsula. We doubt this actually reflects the preferences of italians as distributed in the cities giving the name to the new line though. An oversimplification for marketing reasons.

  • Thoughts

    Rebranding of some capsules

    According to various sources (Nespresso Uk website and the newsletter), there will be a rebranding of some original line capsules and a welcome return. In short: Dharkan is being phased out in favour of “Ispirazione Napoli“. This will be a different blend with a different profile. Kazaar is being renamed as “Ispirazione Palermo“. Ristretto will be named “Ispirazione Ristretto Italiano”. Arpeggio will be named “Ispirazione Firenze Arpeggio“. Roma will change only the name in “Ispirazione Roma“. Livanto will undergo a rebranding to “Ispirazione Genova Livanto“. Café Venezia will make a return as “Ispirazione Venezia” with an updated flavour profile: Nespresso claims it will have notes of sweet caramel with an…