• Old vs New comparison: Roma vs Ispirazione Roma

    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.…

  • Ispirazione Roma

    Ispirazione Roma review

    Origin: Arabica coffee from Brazil and Mexico with a touch of Robusta Intensity: 8 Roasting: 3 Order: Buy Ispirazione Roma at Amazon Brown foam. Nicely roasted, pungent, sweet aroma. Malty and cereals-like. Slightly acidic at first but more noticeable is the medium, smooth and creamy, body. Cocoa notes merge with cereals and woodiness. Persistent crema. Acidity subsides at lower temperatures, partly replaced by bitterness of dry cereals and woody notes, but remains in the aftertaste. Red fruits acidity. A complex cup, mixing nearly equally acidity, bitterness and a medium roastiness.

  • 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…