Arpessio Espresso Capsule (Purple) by Nespresso Review |
  • Nespresso

    Paudex, Switzerland
  • Arpessio Espresso Capsule (Purple)

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: January 2009
Origin: South and Central America. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Evaluated based on a one-ounce shot produced from a Nespresso capsule on a matching Nespresso www brewer. Deep, sweetly pungent aroma: hints of tropical fruit (papaya?), dark chocolate. In the small cup medium body, rather dense, syrupy mouthfeel, and a balanced, perhaps simple flavor: continued dark chocolate, hints of aromatic wood and a gently pungent fruit that reads as date or perhaps raisin. Rich, flavor-saturated finish. Balanced presence in two parts milk: cocoa-toned, though perhaps a bit too lean in mouthfeel.

Notes: Nespresso is an integrated coffee brewing system combining handsome Nespresso machines with matching proprietary single-serve capsules. The Nespresso line offers twelve different blend capsules, nine designed for single-shot espresso brewing and three intended to produce Northern-European-style long black or "lungo" (four-ounce) servings. The twelve Nespresso capsules are coded by color and presented in boxes arrayed like precious bonbons, glowing in their contrasting matte-aluminum finishes. In January 2009 the Nespresso website sold capsules at 55 cents each. Nespresso is a brand and separate business unit of the Swiss-based Nestl? Corporation. Visit or call 800-562-1465 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Pungently sweet, deep-toned espresso for the Nespresso capsule-committed.


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