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Oro Caffe for the Singolo espresso system

Vigore

Location: Perugia, Italy

Origin: Central and South America.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $65.99/90 capsules

Review Date: July 2013

Agtron: 0/62

Aroma: 6

Body: 7

Flavor: 5

Aftertaste: 5

With Milk: 6

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso produced in a 40ml/1.35-ounce shot by a Singolo capsule espresso brewer with whole milk heated using a conventional steam wand. A prune-toned fruit is complicated by a salty chocolate and sweet wood in aroma and small cup. Heavy but rather inert mouthfeel. Salty and astringent sensations dominate in the finish. Very woody in three parts whole milk, though the pruny fruit sweetens to a pleasant chocolate.

Notes:

This espresso was produced in Italy for the Singolo capsule espresso system. The Singolo capsules are biodegradable in their entirety, including the shell and seal. Visit www.singolo.ca for more information.

Who Should Drink It: I can’t think of a likely constituency for an espresso as woody and astringent as this one, though sweetener may help a little.


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

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