Fortissio Lungo (Nespresso capsule)
|Roaster Location:||Lausanne, Switzerland|
|Coffee Origin:||Central America; South 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): Soft, sweet-toned cup with a gentle, integrated acidity and a fermented fruit character that reads persuasively as a brandyish dark chocolate. A hint of flowers at the top. Flavor fades in an otherwise rich 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 single-shot 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 : Pleasingly round, fruit-toned medium-dark roast blend in the European mode.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2011 tasting report: The Single-Serve Compromise