Capriccio Espresso Capsule (Green)
|Roaster Location:||Paudex, Switzerland|
|Coffee Origin:||Brazil, other South America origins, Central Africa.|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||January 2009|
Evaluated based on a one-ounce shot produced from a Nespresso capsule on a matching Nespresso D290 brewer. Bright, fruit- (cherry-?) toned aroma with a hint of flowers. In the small cup smoothly balanced, medium in body, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Aromatic wood, cherryish fruit, citrus, cocoa. Clean, sweet, lemon-toned finish, very slightly astringent. Delicate to a fault in two parts milk: The citrus hints turn more prominent, backgrounding the cocoa and lower acid fruit.
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
Who Should Drink It
Capsule-committed espresso lovers who enjoy a rather bright, delicate straight shot.
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This review originally appeared in the January, 2009 tasting report: Convenience First: Espresso Pods and Capsules