It’s cooold outside and this time of the year requires hot drinks to warm up our senses. As you all know, I’m a huge fan of Nespresso coffee capsules and I’ve been reviewing each different kinds of capsules/pods to see which ones I will stick to from now on. From espressos to decafs, now it’s time to review the two intensity 4s of Nespresso Lungo. In a typical Nespresso machine, there’s 2 sizes to choose from as to how you want your pods/capsules prepared; The usual espresso that produces tiny shots of concentrated coffee with minimal water, and the lungo size that has a lot more water content in it. There are also different capsules for the two sizes mentioned. For this review, as I’ve said before, we’re gonna talk about the intensity 4 lungo capsules. Why the two intensity 4s? simply because their intensities are mild and they’re the ones that I could mostly tolerate.
Vivalto Lungo: Complex and Balanced. A mix of South American and East African Arabicas. The taste of this particular capsule is indeed complicated but very tasty. It has a bit of a bitter aftertaste that goes away after a few seconds. Additionally, it has an intense aroma and flavoring that’s great as an energy booster during gloomy days.
Linizio Lungo: Round and Smooth. This has such a delicious and smooth taste that will probably suit everyone’s palate. This is my most favorite of all the Lungo capsules because it doesn’t have an aftertaste. In fact, this reminds me of the usual intensity 3 or 4 espresso capsules. Indeed, a very fine blend of Arabicas. Love it much.
To purchase the whole Lungo line of capsules, click HERE.
Hi! Been testing out the decaf versions of Nespresso capsules, specially the one’s that have the intensity 4. Because I’m not really a fan of higher intensity Nespressos as they taste more bitter than others and can make you super jittery, I decided to give the decaffeinated versions a try. Or better known as The Nespresso Decaffeinato capsules.
The Decaffeinated ones have two types; the ones with intensity 4 and the ones that are way darker and have an intensity of 7-9. I picked the two intensity 4 and one of them should be served in Lungo size to achieve the right kind of intensity. Also, the Decaffeinato pods are marked with red dots at the bottom.
Volluto Decaffeinato – Intensity 4. Sweet and Light. Has exactly the same ingredients are the original Espresso Volluto Capsule, but roasted differently. Though they both have the same Intensity, but their preparation varies slightly. Of all the decafs, this is my most favorite.
Vivalto Lungo Decaffeinato – Intensity 4. Complex and Balanced. This decaf capsule needs to be prepared in Lungo size and it has a subtle and some sort of floral base. It is indeed light, but doesn’t have the sweet property of the Volluto Decaffeinato above. However, it’s not bitter, just a well-balanced decaffeinated coffee.
I decided not to try the higher intensity Decafs as most likely I won’t be able to drink them anyway. Usually, most high intensity Nespressos require a brave heart to give it a try. 🙂
If you like coffee, but doesn’t want too much caffeine, try these two instead. They’re light enough to not make you jittery, but they’re good enough for a quick pick me up. 🙂
Hey Coffee Addicts! It’s caffeine overdose time! LOL! My my, here’s another episode of my Nespresso pods or capsules review. I promise this won’t be the last 🙂 This time we’re gonna be reviewing the Nespresso Variations capsules. There’s 3 flavors in this line of capsules, and they’re meant to be for those who prefers their coffee with Vanilla, Caramel or Chocolate. Actually they’re termed differently; Vanilio (Vanilla), Ciocattino (Chocolate)and Caramelito (Caramel). All three of them have intensity 6, meaning, they’re a bit stronger in flavor and in taste compared to some other Nespresso pods, but not necessarily in terms of its caffeine content.
Caramelito (Caramel) : Extremely delicious and quite sweet. Has a pleasing toffee-like or caramel flavor that makes you want to have some more. Also love the aroma of this coffee and feels mild to taste with very very slight bitterness noted.
Ciocattino (Chocolate) : This has the strongest taste of all the three Nespresso Variations. It’s quite bitter and I almost couldn’t discern its chocolate flavor. While it’s meant to be dark chocolate-flavored, I find that it’s way too strong for me.
Vanilio (Vanilla) : Love this flavor a lot because it’s smooth and soft to the taste. It’s quite mild, which is even milder than the Caramelito capsules. It has a silky vanilla taste that’s really pleasing and is very very tasty, almost like drinking it with milk already.
The Nespresso Variations are definitely one of my favorite Nespresso pods line simply because they’re flavored and they’re one of the tastiest of all the Nespresso capsules, given that they’re intensity 6 on the chart. Except for the Ciocattino, I am crazy for the Vanilios and the Caramelitos. Will definitely be repurchasing these from now on.
Stay tune for my next Nespresso pods review, but for now, if you want to purchase these Nespresso Variations capsules, please do so HERE. These coffees are sooo good. For real.