• Italia Il Caffé

    Il Caffé review

    Origin: washed Robusta from Vietnam and Indonesia, with a touch of washed Arabica from Colombia. Intensity: 13 Bitterness: 5 Acidity: 1 Body: 4 Roasting: 5 Brown foam. Malted cereals, intense, aroma. Deliciously roasted smell, with sweet notes. Dry at the first taste, with a thick, velvety, crema that fills the aftertaste completely. Once the crema subsides, a spicy, peppery, bitterness prevails in the aftertaste. Very intense, a full-bodied cup. Primarily bitter, due to the dark roasted Robusta. Acidity is very weak, barely present. The Arabica component of Il Caffé isn’t enough to make some acidity noticeable, covered by the Robusta’s flavours. Some pepper, hazelnuts, toasted cereals and bitter cocoa powder…

  • Italia Torta di Nocciole

    Italia Torta di Nocciole review

    Origin: Bourbon Arabica from Brazil and Arabica from Colombia Bitterness: 3 Acidity: 3 Body: 3 Roasting: 3 Light brown foam. Cereals, almonds and nutty aroma, intense and very sweet overall. At the first taste it’s an extremely dry cup when hot. Somewhat of a bitter aftertaste, very heavily leaning towards hazelnuts and walnuts. Thick crema, medium body. The tasting experience is much less sweet than the aroma, quite balanced instead between bitterness and sweetness. The roasted flavour, a bit salty in the aftertaste, covers most of the other flavours, among which the primary ones are hazelnuts, vanilla, walnuts and cereals. No acidity at all at high temperatures, only noticeable at…

  • Italia Amaretti

    Italia Amaretti review

    Origin: Bourbon Arabica from Brazil and Arabica from Colombia Bitterness: 3 Acidity: 3 Body: 3 Roasting: 3 Light brown foam. Strong and intense almond aroma, with a pleasant sweetness. Very dry, not at all sweet, but neither bitter, at hot temperatures. Somewhat bland when very hot. Some almond bitterness emerges during the tasting, along with vanilla and malted cereals notes. Virtually no acidity, mostly covered by the sweet aroma and the feeble bitterness. A light roast, with the inherent coffee flavours mostly covered by the almond flavouring. Overall a light/medium bodied capsule, slightly bitter at the taste and quite sweet at the smell, possessing a feebly acidic aftertaste. A light…

  • 2020 Festive limited edition sneak peek? Amaretti and Il Caffè

    On the Hong Kong Nespresso’s website have made an appearance these two new pods: Amaretti and Il Caffè. They’re not easily found as they’re not listed along the other pods but are nonetheless present. Both are heavily Italian-inspired, with the Amaretti being a flavoured capsule and Il Caffé using Robusta from Vietnam, a common origin for Italian espresso blends. No confirmation on whether these will be the festive limited edition of this year or not, nor when they’ll be available in all Nespresso markets. [UPDATE]: there’s a third one, Torta di Nocciole, for which we haven’t found much info at all but should be an hazelnut-flavoured capsule. The whole 3…