Finezzo Lungo (Nespresso capsule)

Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

Origin: East Africa; South America; Central America

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $5.50/10 capsules

Review Date: April 2011

Agtron: 0/53

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 7

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.


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 www.nespresso.com or call 800-562-1465 for more information.

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

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