Fortissio Lungo (Nespresso Capsule) Coffee Review |
  • Nespresso

    Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Fortissio Lungo (Nespresso capsule)

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: April 2011
Origin: Central America; South America. Price: $5.50/10 capsules

Blind Assessment: (As brewed in a Nespresso single-serve brewing device to produce a 4-ounce serving): Soft, sweet-toned cup with a gentle, integrated acidity and a fermented fruit character that reads persuasively as a brandyish dark chocolate. A hint of flowers at the top. Flavor fades in an otherwise rich 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 single-shot 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: Pleasingly round, fruit-toned medium-dark roast blend in the European mode.


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