• Nespresso Advent Calendar 2022 preview

    As spotted here, a series of images showing this year’s Advent Calendars from Nespresso. We use the plural because the calendar will come in three colors, crema, bordeaux, and dark blue. This year’s calendars will be a collaboration of Nespresso with Pierre Hermé, a French pastry chef and chocolatier. That matches, color-wise, the previously shared here limited editions for this holiday season: a hazelnut, a raspberry, and a generic black coffee. Considering what Pierre Hermé is, it is not unconceivable to think that the Christmas’ flavors will be heavily inspired not just by the ingredients of cakes of the French chef, but of some of his actual complete creations. We…

  • Nespresso Christmas 2022 flavors

    Nothing confirmed by Nespresso themselves but 3 new limited editions are expected to be this year’s festive pods. An hazelnut-flavored and raspberry-flavored pods, and a generic “black” coffee, probably unflavored. The black one may be in the furrow of Forest Black, being a new blend with a taste profile matching the festive theme, but no added flavorings. No news on when these will be on the shelves but it is rumored to be earlier than in other years, maybe even around mid October. It is also rumored that Peppermint limited edition will come back for this Christmas, in both the Original and Vertuo lines.

  • Pumpkin Spice Cake

    Pumpkin Spice Cake Review

    Origin: Bourbon from Brazil and washed Arabica beans from Colombia Body: 2 Roastiness: 2 Acidity: 3 Bitterness: 2 Order: Buy Pumpkin Spice Cake at Amazon (Vertuo) Light brown foam. Strong cinnamon aroma, sweet and long lasting. The cinnamon overcomes most other smells but a roasty aroma is powerful enough to be smelled too. Pumpkin is barely noticeable at the nose. A pod with a medium body, quite creamy overall, with a velvety mouthfeel. Initially rather bitter and only slightly acidic. That changes when the coffee gets lukewarm, with bitterness becoming less pronounced. Some sweetness from the pumpkin is clearly present but not too intense. Good aftertaste made of sweet and…

  • Pumpkin Spice will be available this fall too

    Reports have shown how Nespresso is releasing the Pumpkin Spice pod for both Vertuo and Original line later this year, most probably starting from September. Canada, Uk, Israel seem so far the only ones officially confirmed. High chances that most other markets will be involved as well, as usual for this pod. We have seen mentioned only as “Pumpkin Spice” and not “Pumpkin Spice Cake”. If you received any confirmation from Nespresso about availability of Pumpkin Spice this year, let us know in the comments.

  • Liminha Over Ice

    Liminha Over Ice Review

    Origin: Arabica beans from Indonesia and Kenya, among the others. Roasting: 3 A flavored limited edition capsule, in the Barista Creations line. Light brown foam. A coffee with a stark mint aroma, decidedly intense. Some lime can be smelled as well but the mint overwhelms everything else, included the typical coffee aroma notes. A medium-bodied pod. Slightly more bitter at the taste that the aroma would have suggested. It is a largely acidic capsule, heavy on a citrusy acidity. Clearly the lime flavoring shows here by enhancing this aspect of the beans. At the taste, despite the well-present lime notes, the mint remains the strongest flavor, especially in the aftertaste.…

  • Liminha Over Ice out in the US

    A bit surprisingly, Nespresso released a new limited edition pod for summer 2022: Liminha Over Ice. That’s the first that is specifically geared towards iced coffee and cold coffee in general. We said “surprisingly” because there was no hint of such a taste profile for a new limited edition to come out this year. With lime and mint as main flavors, it is a pod that will surely be refreshing to the palate but may put off some drinkers. This is not the first lime and mint pod that Nespresso released. This award goes to 2013’s Liminito. We don’t know if and when Liminha Over Ice will be available worldwide.…

  • Coconut Flavor Over Ice is back (US-only)

    Unfortunately for the rest of the world who loves coconut-flavored coffee, the Coconut Flavor Over Ice is available again after last year for the USA market only. It is probable that this quite appreciated pod will be available before summer elsewhere too. The fact that it has been re-released so early in US is a good sign that Nespresso has it in stock already and naturally will be sold again in many markets.