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Lavazza for the Rivo system

Espresso Delicato Rivo Pack

Location: Turin, Italy

Origin: Not disclosed.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $14.99/18 capsules

Review Date: July 2013

Agtron: 0/54

Aroma: 8

Body: 7

Flavor: 7

Aftertaste: 7

With Milk: 7

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso produced in a 40ml/1.35-ounce shot by the Rivo capsule espresso brewer with whole milk heated separately using a conventional steam wand. Soft, simple, chocolaty. Distinct chocolate, hints of orange and cedar in aroma and small cup. Smooth, slightly lean mouthfeel. Flavor fades in the short finish, but a pleasant hint of chocolate revives in the long. Delicate in three parts milk with the chocolate sensation showing some richness and hints of complexity.

Notes:

This all-arabica blend was produced and put in capsules or “packs” by the Italian roaster Lavazza expressly for the Keurig Rivo capsule espresso system. It is the brightest of the three non-decaf capsules or packs available for the Rivo system. Visit www.keurig.com for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A pleasant, chocolate-toned straight shot and short-milk espresso.


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

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