• Kahawa Ya Congo

    Kahawa Ya Congo Review

    A pod belonging to the Reviving Origins line, a limited edition series. Brown foam. Roasty, and with clear notes of cereals, dark cocoa, aroma. Acidity can be smelled too, with a tang similar to raspberries. Overall an intense aroma. Intense is also the coffee at the first taste, more than the official rating of Nespresso would tell. Heavy bodied, more acidic than bitter. A dark roast that managed to maintain lots of acidity and flavors. The taste profile is complex: on one side toasted cereals add bitterness and dryness, on the other a rich fruitiness brings lots of acidity and just a tad of sweetness. Peaches, a bit of grapefruit,…

  • Esperanza De Colombia

    Esperanza de Colombia Review

    A limited edition pod of the Reviving Origins line. Light brown foam. Intensely sweet aroma, highly fruity, hinting at red berries and ripe apples. Dry and mostly acidic at the first sip, but not overtly either. Feels balanced from the very beginning. Light-medium bodied, with a foamy crema. Sweetness and a bit of bitterness can be noticed too, with the former contributing much to the fruity taste. At lower temperatures some roastiness comes forth, making Esperanza de Colombia a well balanced pod. The acidity gradually subsides as the coffee cools down. The low intensity of this capsule doesn’t help in sustaining all the flavors that can then become murky. Apples,…

  • Tamuka Mu Zimbabwe

    Tamuka mu Zimbabwe Review

    A Reviving Origins pod from Zimbabwe’s high altitude coffee beans. Light Brown foam. Delicate and acidic aroma. A bouquet of smells can be discerned, among which roses, mint leaves and flowers, for a very complex aroma overall. Light-bodied and vividly acidic coffee, with a nice layer of crema that gives this pod more body. A bit of bitterness to counterbalance the acidity, in a definitely gently-roasted coffee pod. Red berries-like sweetness is also present but subtle. Primarily Tamuka mu Zimbabwe is a floral coffee, with lots of notes of flowers mixing together. Violets and roses are the most easily identifiable but only the tip of the iceberg, so to say,…

  • Amaha Awe Uganda

    Amaha awe Uganda Review

    A limited edition capsule of Ugandan coffee, part of the Reviving Origins line. Light brown foam. Intensely woody, of sandalwood to be precise, and incense-like aroma. Peculiar and very much unlike any other Nespresso pod. At the first taste this coffee is very floral, with a strong, and perhaps unexpected, sour aftertaste. A medium-bodied pod, with average bitterness and a vivid acidity. Not fruity though. The intense floral and sandalwood notes can remind of a quality perfume, not exactly of a coffee. It has a quite distinct taste that puts it apart from all other pods’ lines of Nespresso. This unusual taste becomes more typical as the coffee cools down,…

  • Reviving Origins make a return and Il Caffé becomes a Vertuo pod

    An array of returning capsules from the Reviving Origins line is making a comeback in some european countries. Benelux, Italy and some Scandinavian ones for the moment, with high chances that the reintroduced pods will be available in other markets as well soon. The new and returning pods are: Kahawa ya Congo, Amaha awe Uganda, Esperanza de Colombia, and Tamuka mu Zimbabwe. All should be available both for the Original and the Vertuo lines. Il Caffė instead is coming back with a new color and design, now a dark green capsule, but only for the Vertuo line this time. As usual, Nespresso doesn’t say explicitly if the design change involve…

  • Reviving Origins 2020

    Reviving Origins returning

    Not yet in US but in Canada, Brazil and most EU markets some past capsules are available again. Esperanza de Colombia, Tamuka mu Zimbabwe and Amaha awe Uganda are making a welcomed return. For how long it’s hard to say, especially considering the issues in the availability of many capsules of late.