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    The controversial Nordic Cloudberry

    Nordic Cloudberry is fast becoming one of the most controversial capsules ever released by Nespresso. While some like it, it’s a light cup with a pungent berry aroma, many utterly dislike it to the point of giving it away. Personally I believe it’s a weak flavor. The whole Nordic-inspired line of capsules is particularly weak, born out more of the need for Nespresso to get the approval of the lighter, 3rd wave coffee enthusiasts and Scandinavian customers than actually being quality capsules. While the Nordic Black is a weaker version of the old Paris Black and the Nordic Almond Cake is less sweet, more delicate, than a Praline, the Nordic…

  • Nespresso Nordic Almond Cake

    Nordic Almond Cake review

    A Nordic Variations Limited Edition from 2019. Light brown foam. Sweet aroma, of a good intensity. Very much almond-like. A medium-heavy cup, with hints of cereals and meringue mixed with some bitterness. Low acidity. Closely resembling a more subtle version of the Macaron limited edition. A blend of cream, meringue and almond flavors over the Livanto base. Delicate and flavorful.

  • Nespresso Nordic Black

    Nordic Black review

    A Nordic Variations Limited Edition from 2019. Brown foam. A mix of fruits and cereals aroma. Fruity and acidic at the taste, more so at lower temperatures. A markedly dry cup. Quite low intensity, even less than the 5 Nespresso officially gives to it. Little to no bitterness. A pungent, fruity, light cup for an easy drink experience. Crema is inconsistent. To be drank as a lungo but for more punch an espresso/ristretto would be to us the sweet spot between the flavors and character.

  • Nespresso Nordic Cloudberry

    Nordic Cloudberry review

    A Nordic Variations Limited Edition from 2019. Light brown foam. Strong and pungent aroma of berries, completely overcoming the coffee aroma. At a first sip the cloudberry and acidity are prominent, with little bitterness. It barely resembles a cup of coffee at first, fruits and berries flavors cover any hint of coffee, especially at higher temperatures. A light-bodied cup. Not particularly sweet, with hints of citrus flavors instead. One of the least standard cups of coffee among the whole Nespresso line.