Coffee Review - Finezzo Lungo by Nespresso
  • Nespresso

    Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Finezzo Lungo (Nespresso capsule)

Roast: Medium Review Date: April 2011
Origin: East Africa; South America; Central America Price: $5.50/10 capsules

Blind Assessment: (As brewed in a Nespresso single-serve brewing device to produce a 4-ounce serving): Orangy fruit, floral and aromatic wood notes in the aroma deepen in the rich and sweet-toned cup. Lightly syrupy mouthfeel; tartly fruit-toned acidity. Flavor fades rather quickly in a sweet, softly dry finish.

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

Who Should Drink It: A bright, classic breakfast-style cup for Nespresso owners.


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