Nespresso Variations Capsules Review

nespresso variations capsules review


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 ūüôā 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.¬†


nespresso espresso caramelito

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.


nespresso variations chocolate

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.


nespresso variations vanilla review

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.


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Nespresso Origins Capsule Review

nespresso pure origins capsules pods review


They say “Blogging Is Like A Coffee. It Keeps You Awake.” LOL! OMG, I definitely had too much caffeine today. Speaking of caffeine, this is the third installment of my Nespresso and Nespresso pods or capsules review. The first one being the Nespresso Espresso Pixie Machine itself, reviewed HERE and the classic Espresso Capsules, reviewed HERE.

This time, I’m gonna be talking about Nespresso Pure Origin Capsules, which are basically coffees from other countries with its corresponding intensities. There are 4 pure origin capsules, namely: Bukeela Ka Ethiopia, Dulsao Do Brasil, Rosabaya De Colombia and Indriya from India. Their taste varies a lot from bitter to almost fruity. Some are more balanced while some are quite intense.


nespresso pure origins bukeela ethiopia

  • Bukeela Ka Ethiopia (Intensity 3) : Floral and Wild. This has to be prepared as a Lungo size to achieve the right intensity. For its taste, this has a very subtle coffee taste which is easy to drink for anybody who dislikes strong coffee. Also one of my faves in the Pure Origins line.


nespresso pure origins dulsao brazil

  • Dulsao Do Brasil (Intensity 4) : Sweet and Satiny Smooth. I love this coffee, for me, it’s the perfect taste because it’s slightly sweet yet very smooth and just very delicious to drink. You’d almost forget that you’re actually drinking coffee.



nespresso pure origins rosabaya colombia


  • Rosabaya De Colombia (Intensity 6) : Fruity and Balanced. Made of Colombian Arabicas, this coffee is right on its intensity description. It is quite fruity but not as balanced according to my tastebuds. For me, it’s quite heavy and has a slightly bitter aftertaste. But it’s still tasty and tolerable.



nespresso pure origins indriya india

  • Indriya From India. (Intensity 10) : Powerful and Spicy. Want a coffee that’s not just strong, but super-strong? This coffee can wake up the dead, LOL, and if you’re alive, you’re definitely gonna be dancing in the moonlight with this. It’s full-bodied and extremely bitter. Almost couldn’t tolerate this. But I know, there are some folks who¬†actually like this kind of¬†intensity in flavor.


To sum it all up, I like this collection¬†of Nespresso Pure Origin Capsules except the Indriya from India. I think it’s too much for me, but anything from Intensity 6 down to the lowest Intensity would be perfect for me. How ’bout you? have you tried them? Which one’s you like best?


These Nespresso Pure Origins Capsules are available HERE.


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Nespresso Espresso Capsules Review

nespresso espresso capsules

Ola Coffee Junkies! how are you all doing today? still fighting the Monday blues? or still having heartburn from last night’s Olympics? Hahaha, yeah, I know the feeling. It’s always thrilling you know… But if you’re still not feeling this Monday’s gloominess, well, take a break and drink an espresso. It’ll make you feel like an Olympian, at least for a while. ūüôā

Remember when I did a Nespresso Pixie Coffee Machine review? If you haven’t read it, please check it out HERE.

Today’s review is very much related to Nespressos Pixie, since I’m gonna be reviewing about its Grands Crus/Pods or simply what we know of as the original Capsule, specifically the Espresso ones. You know those little pods/capsules with different flavors that you insert into the Nespresso Classic¬†Machines? Yes those ones! (The Vertuo Capsules¬†are a different story.)

There’s 4 types of capsules in the Espresso line, they go from intensity 4 to intensity 6. Be aware though that Nespresso defines each capsule’s intensity by a coffee’s body, bitterness and roastiness. It doesn’t refer to the amount of caffeine each capsule has. If you want more caffeine in your coffee, go with the Intenso line or the Lungo line. If you prefer less caffeine, try the Decaffeinatos which has 2-3 mg of caffeine per cup. The Espressos have a moderate caffeine content in a cup, but their taste varies a lot.

Here’s my take on these Espresso capsules mixed with Fat Free Milk.


nespresso grand crus espresso pods review capsule


Cosi (intensity 4) : Mild and delicately toasted. This indeed lives up to its description. Of all the four Espresso capsules reviewed here, Cosi has the mildest and the fruitiest taste of all. It is tasty and can accommodate everyone’s taste buds because it’s your typical delicious, mild and smooth coffee. Also my most preferred in this Espresso line.


Volluto (intensity 4) : Sweet and light. This is supposed to have the same intensity as Cosi, but I tasted some mild bitterness in the after taste. In fact, I kind of wonder why this is considered intensity 4. It’s more like an intensity 5 or 6 to me. But still, this is mild enough to be liked by almost everyone.

Capriccio (intensity 5) : Rich and distinctive. For me, this capsule¬†is your ideal rich, dark and tasty coffee without much bitterness. I’m actually quite surprised that I love this more than the Volluto. It has a deep flavor to it but it’s also a more balanced blend since it has the right amount of bitter after taste that goes away with the addition of milk.

Livanto (intensity 6) ¬†: Round and balanced. This is definitely a lot more intense for me. It’s supposed to be the “balanced” one of all the Espresso capsules, but I find this to have a slightly more bitter after taste than Capriccio. Though a lot of people may actually find this to be the perfect rich dark coffee, but for me, this is quite on the strong side. Yet still, I can pretty much tolerate the taste well, specially when I wanted something to really wake me up.


For more information on where to purchase compatible Nespresso machines for these pods, like the Nespresso Pixie, it’s available at a discounted price HERE.

For the pods/capsules, you can buy them HERE.


Overall, I love these Espresso capsules, their flavors are very versatile, well-tailored and they’re quite cheap, in fact a lot cheaper than Starbucks, plus they really work to keep you alert and going.


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