• Old vs New comparison: Kazaar vs Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar
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    Old Kazaar vs new Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar

    Last of our direct comparison between old and new capsules, it’s the time for Kazaar vs Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar. This is not a review of either capsules. You can find the full review of old Kazaar here and of the new Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar here. This is instead a direct comparison of the two versions, highlighting only the differences. Aroma Aroma of both capsules is the same: a cocoa, nutty, caramel and spicey smell that is pretty strong. Kazaar has a barely noticeable stronger aroma, but that’s about the only difference. Body and crema Both capsules are full-bodied. A velvety mouthfeel is very present in both types of Kazaar, with…

  • Old vs New comparison: Arpeggio vs Ispirazione Firenze Arpeggio
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    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…

  • Old vs New comparison: Livanto vs Ispirazione Genova Livanto
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    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…

  • Old vs New comparison: Roma vs Ispirazione Roma
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    Old Roma vs new Ispirazione Roma

    As lots of people complained about the new line replacing some all time favourites, and as we have been drinking both the new and the old version for quite a long time now, we thought that a direct comparison of the capsules is due. This is not a review of either capsules. You can find the full review of old Roma here and of the new Ispirazione Roma here. This is instead a direct comparison of the two versions, highlighting only the differences. Aroma Both capsules have a tobacco/cereals aroma, with hints of dark cocoa (slightly more pronounced in Roma). Ispirazione Roma has a more pungent aroma, with spices tones.…

  • Nespresso Ispirazione Genova Livanto
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    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.

  • Nespresso Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar
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    Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar review

    Origin: a blend of Robusta and Latin American Arabica coffee Intensity: 12 Roasting: 5 Order: Buy Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar at Amazon Dark brown foam. Strong aroma, pleasantly of roasted cereals, with hints of sweetness. Heavy bodied, velvet mouthful. Largely bitter and nutty in the taste profile, with nuances of caramel and almond sweetness. Acidity present just in the aftertaste. A well, strong, rounded cup, with saltiness emerging at lower temperatures to provide a little surprise.

  • Ispirazione Firenze Arpeggio
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    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…