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Lavazza for the Rivo system

Espresso Intenso Rivo Pack

Location: Turin, Italy

Origin: Not disclosed.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $14.99/18 capsules

Review Date: July 2013

Agtron: 0/67

Aroma: 7

Body: 7

Flavor: 6

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. Plum, dark chocolate, gently scorched wood in aroma and cup. The roasty fruit shows a slightly salty tendency in the cup, but sweetens again in a pleasant finish. Roundly chocolaty in three parts milk, though with a continued dry, woody edge.

Notes:

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

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy darker roasted espressos. Should stand up to sweetener and longer milk.


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

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