• Old vs New comparison: Kazaar vs Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar

    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…

  • Nespresso Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar

    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 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…