Finezzo Lungo (Nespresso capsule)
|Roaster Location:||Lausanne, Switzerland|
|Coffee Origin:||East Africa; South America; Central America|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Est. Price:||$5.50/10 capsules|
|Review Date:||April 2011|
Blind Assessment: (As brewed in a Nespresso single-serve brewing device to produce a 4-ounce serving): Orangy fruit, floral and aromatic wood notes in the aroma deepen in the rich and sweet-toned cup. Lightly syrupy mouthfeel; tartly fruit-toned acidity. Flavor fades rather quickly in a sweet, softly dry 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 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
Who Should Drink It : A bright, classic breakfast-style cup for Nespresso owners.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2011 tasting report: The Single-Serve Compromise