Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

Origin: East Africa; Central and South America.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $6.50/10 capsultes

Review Date: July 2013

Agtron: 0/58

Aroma: 8

Body: 7

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 7

With Milk: 7

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso produced in the Nespresso-recommended standard 40ml (1.35-ounce) shot by a Nespresso capsule espresso brewer and with whole milk heated using a conventional steam wand. Sweet-toned, with distinct floral and fruit – mango, apricot – notes in aroma and small cup. Very lightly syrupy mouthfeel; the finish is sweet, clean, simple. Fades a bit in three parts milk, though a delicate floral-toned chocolate persists.


This espresso was produced in Switzerland for the Nespresso capsule espresso system. The Nespresso line offers sixteen different non-flavored 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 www.nespresso.com or call 800-562-1465 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A lively, cleanly refreshing straight shot for Nespresso owners; fades in longer milk but should show nicely with short milk in an espresso macchiato, for example.

This review originally appeared in the July, 2013 tasting report: Three New Capsule Espresso Systems

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