• Old vs New comparison: Livanto vs Ispirazione Genova Livanto

    Old Livanto vs new Ispirazione Genova Livanto

    We continue our comparison of the old vs new capsules of the Ispirazione Italiana line with the Livanto and the Ispirazione Genova Livanto. This is not a review of either capsules. You can find the full review of old Livanto here and of the new Ispirazione Genova Livanto here. This is instead a direct comparison of the two versions, highlighting only the differences. Aroma Both capsules have a similar, cereals/milk, aroma. Livanto is decidedly sweeter though, and a tad stronger. It permeates the air more than the aroma of Ispirazione Genova. Body and Crema Medium body and a not too thick crema for both. Ispirazione Genova has a more velvety…

  • Nespresso Ispirazione Genova Livanto

    Ispirazione Genova Livanto review

    Origin: Arabica coffee from Brazil and from high-grown Central and South American countries Intensity: 6 Roasting: 3 Order: Buy Ispirazione Genova Livanto at Amazon Brown foam, quite persisting. Cereals and milk smell, quite sweet. A very light bodied cup, with some bitterness at first and a feeble acidity. Hard biscuits aftertaste. The acidity becomes more pronounced at lower temperatures but remains gentle. An overall rounded cup, medium roasted, where cereals, milk and caramels notes blend well together. Smooth and light.

  • 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…