• Istanbul Espresso

    Istanbul Espresso Review

    An Istanbul-inspired limited edition pod within the World Explorations line. Light brown foam. Delicate cereals’ aroma, nicely roasted, with a feeble milky sweetness and a tad of acidity. A light-medium bodied pod, smooth and with little aftertaste when hot. Predominantly bitter but not excessively so. Acidity is definitely also present from the beginning and becoming more noticeable as the coffee cools down. Intensity is moderate. The taste profile is complex: a mix of aromatics as pepper and paprika, with a light grapefruit’s acidity merge with a predominant almond flavor. Especially in the aftertaste and at lower temperatures the dryness and bitterness aspects of almonds are prevalent. Arabica’s acidity becomes primary…

  • Rio De Janeiro Espresso

    Rio de Janeiro Espresso Review

    A limited edition pod inspired by the coffee culture of Rio de Janeiro. Another capsule belonging to the World Explorations line. Light brown foam. Intense aroma of roasted coffee, walnuts and a bit of cocoa. Some light sweetness can be discerned. At the taste it is heavy-boded, with the bitterness prevailing over a gentle sweetness and a touch of acidity. Dry aftertaste. The bitterness has the feeling of enveloping the palate, totally, for a fair amount of time. The taste profile is dominated by hazelnuts and walnuts flavors, with accompanying herbal qualities. It is a pod that can be described as an herbal tea mixed with a strongly roasted, typically…

  • Paris Espresso

    Paris Espresso Review

    A Paris-inspired pod for espresso-based coffee. A limited edition belonging to the World Explorations line. Brown foam. Moderately intense aroma, consisting mainly of a cereals component, a bit of sandalwood, pepper and vague sweet notes. A mix of bitterness and acidity can be smelled too. Medium-low body. The mix of dark roasted bitterness and light acidity remain present at the taste. A low intensity pod. Quite nice acidity aftertaste, there’s no sweetness whatsoever though. The acidity isn’t much of a juicy, fruity type. Citrus-like but lacking the freshness of a true lemon juice. Instead, bitter, herbal notes hit the tongue while drinking Paris Espresso, making it feel stronger and bitter…

  • Rio de Janeiro, Paris and Istanbul Espresso coming to Europe

    These three previously announced pods in the World Explorations line are becoming available for purchase in European markets in these days. Uk, France, Italy, Spain among the others have them on store right now. Customers in Europe can check their local boutiques for a taste preview of these espresso-oriented new capsules. US and Canada, as often happen with Nespresso, will have to wait a bit longer to try these new limited edition pods.

  • New World Explorations pods coming: Paris, Rio de Janeiro and Istanbul

    On the Malayan Nespresso website three new pods appeared, as can be seen at these links: Paris Espresso Istanbul Espresso Rio de Janeiro Espresso As with the recent Miami Espresso, these seems to be limited edition pods in the World Explorations line, inspired by the coffee culture of the relative named cities. All are meant to be brewed as an espresso. Given that the name is different but, more importantly, the taste profile is as well, we don’t believe that neither Paris Espresso is Paris Black nor that Istanbul Espresso is Cafe Istanbul. They both seem different. Rio de Janeiro Espresso is instead quite close to Cafezinho do Brasil. Probably…

  • Miami Espresso

    Miami Espresso Review

    A limited edition pod inspired by the Miami’s coffee tradition, belonging to the World Explorations line. Brown foam. Quite intense aroma, easily noticeable from afar. Sweetness in it, like of caramel, and tobacco-like notes. At first sip of this capsule it is dry and intensely bitter. Acidity is noticeable only in the aftertaste, and it is of no large amount. Medium-heavy body. Clearly an intense coffee but not excessively so, nothing overwhelming. The ratio of Robusta to Arabica beans in this pod is probably lower than the stronger ones from Nespresso, like Ispirazione Napoli. Long lasting crema, very foamy. Main flavors in Miami Espresso are cereals and tobacco, with a…

  • Miami Espresso starting to be available

    The new addition to the World Explorations line has two characteristics that weren’t rumored. One, it is named “Miami Espresso”, with a roasting profile that makes it very espresso-like (intensity 9 and roast 5/5). So it differs from the others in the same line by explicitly citing “espresso” in the name. Second, it is not a permanent addition to the line but it is a limited edition pod. World Explorations isn’t going to be modified then for the time being. The light blue capsule is becoming available in a handful of European markets these days, with ideally being purchasable worldwide within this month.