• Shanghai Lungo

    Shanghai Lungo Review

    Origin: Arabica coffee from Kenya, Indonesia and China Intensity: 5 Roasting: 2 Acidity: 2 Bitterness: 1 Body: 2 Order: Buy Shanghai Lungo at Amazon A new capsule in the World Explorations line, inspired by the coffee culture of Shanghai. Brown foam. Very intense aroma, sweet like biscuits, and strongly roasty. Barely noticeable in the aroma are floral hints like of roses and lavender. Acidic and dry at first, with a medium body. Initially, when the coffee is still quite hot, the acidity and dryness dominate. Roasty notes, not bitterness though, come to the fore at lower temperatures, while maintaining a vivacious acidity. Not much intense as a whole, with a…

  • Tokyo Vivalto Lungo

    Tokyo Vivalto Lungo review

    Origin: Ethiopian Arabica and washed Mexican Arabica coffee Intensity: 6 Roasting: 3 Acidity: 1 Bitterness: 2 Body: 3 Order: Buy Tokyo Vivalto Lungo at Amazon The new 2021 version, inspired by Tokyo and Japan coffee culture, of the classic Vivalto Lungo capsule. Very light brown crema, nearly white. Thick and decidedly bubbly. A coffee with a clear aroma of cereals and flowers, with jasmine being the prevalent one. Medium-low intensity, with a thin body. A delicate floral-based blend, with a basic bitterness and acidity at high temperatures. A pleasing roastiness element comes up as the coffee cools down. Barely bitter overall, with a slightly more pronounced acidity, sign of a…

  • Buenos Aires Lungo

    Buenos Aires Lungo review

    Origin: washed Arabica from Colombia and Robusta from Uganda Intensity: 4 Roasting: 1 Acidity: 2 Bitterness: 1 Body: 1 Order: Buy Buenos Aires Lungo at Amazon The new capsule in the World Explorations line, inspired by the coffee culture of Buenos Aires. Light brown crema. Sweet, clearly cereals-like, aroma. The smell has a good intensity too. A hint of spices, cardamom and nutmeg primarily, can be found within the aroma. Quite a dry coffee at the first sip, with a bitter aftertaste. Thin body, low intensity. A mellow coffee for sure. Dark cocoa flavors are the main source of bitterness, which can then clearly be considered a pleasant type of…

  • Vienna Linizio Lungo

    Vienna Linizio Lungo review

    Origin: natural processed Bourbon coffee from Brazil and Arabica from Colombia Intensity: 6 Roasting: 3 Acidity: 1 Bitterness: 2 Body: 2 Order: Buy Vienna Linizio Lungo at Amazon The new 2021 blend, inspired by Vienna and its coffee culture, substituting the classic Linizio Lungo. Brown foam. Sweet and roasty aroma, with distinct cocoa notes. Dairy-like acidity can be smelled as well, creating an interesting aromatic mix. A caramel-like sweetness united with milky notes is immediately recognizable at hot temperatures. Bitterness is present in the aftertaste, nearly exclusively. Medium body, probably a medium roast too. Cocoa and malted notes start to prevail at lower temperatures, blending with milk ones. When not…

  • Cape Town Envivo Lungo

    Cape Town Envivo Lungo Review

    The new 2021 blend for the classic Envivo Lungo that looks at Cape Town as inspiration for its renewed taste profile. Dark brown foam. Not a coffee with an intense aroma. Nuts, walnuts primarily, are the main characteristic of the smell, along with a distinct woodiness. Definitely a dark roasted coffee. More intense at the taste, full of caramel, liquorice but devoid of any sweetness. Dry, with a full body. At lower temperatures most of the characteristics of a dark roast and Robusta beans show: malt, wood, and bitterness prevail, little acidity, a strong, malty, aftertaste. A typical woody dryness becomes the major flavor as the coffee cools down. Malt,…

  • Stockholm Fortissio Lungo

    Stockholm Fortissio Lungo review

    Origin: Arabica coffee from India (Monsooned Malabar) and Colombia Intensity: 8 Roasting: 4 Acidity: 2 Bitterness: 3 Body: 3 Order: Buy Stockholm Fortissio Lungo at Amazon The new version of the classic Fortissio Lungo, inspired by the coffee culture of Stockholm. Another capsule part of the new World Explorations range. Brown foam. a moderate aroma of hazelnuts, malted cereals, delicate. The aspect of the coffee is of a dark roasted one but the smell is more subdued. Quite more dark roasted at the taste, with cocoa, malted cereals and nutty flavors reigning over any others. Moderately bitter when hot. A low-key acidity appears among the bitterness, slightly more noticeable at…

  • Nespresso World Explorations new series

    In related news to the rebranding of the Lungo capsules, they will make part of a new series, called “World Explorations”, that is inspired by various cities around the world. There will be a total of 6 capsules in this new collection, namely: Tokyo Vivalto Lungo: the new Vivalto Lungo Vienna Linizio Lungo: the new Linizio Lungo Stockholm Fortissio Lungo: the new Fortissio Lungo Cape Town Envivo Lungo: the new Envivo Lungo Buenos Aires Lungo: a popcorn-like aroma for a mild capsule inspired to Buenos Aires Shanghai Lungo: an Arabica blend from China Most probably the old capsules that are being rebranded will have a different taste profile too, as…