Nespresso Nicaragua La Cumplida Refinada Review

If you have been looking for coffee with a fruity aroma to excite your taste buds, we found a great one just for you; Nespresso Nicaragua la cumplida refinada.

Nespresso Nicaragua la cumplida refinada comes in a black box with gold detailing that seems to spill from the large sun graphic. The golden colors coupled with the black give the packaging a touch of elegance and class. One box contains ten capsules of Nespresso Nicaragua la cumplida refinada. The capsules are silver in color, with the words cumplida refinada in red. 

Here’s our review of the Nespresso Nicaragua La Cumplida Refinada and everything you need to know about this coffee capsule.

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Intensity

Nespresso rate all their capsules with an ‘Intensity Rating’. This number goes from from 1 to 13 and is based on a combination of it’s flavour, bitterness, acidity and roast. Nicaragua La Cumplida Refinada scores a 5. 

Read more about Nespresso’s intensity ratings.

Value

At roughly $0.90 USD each, they are on the more expensive end for genuine OriginalLine Nespresso capsules, which often retail for 70cents each. There are also much cheaper 3rd party options that fit the OriginalLine machines which is a better value option than using the genuine pods.

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Caffeine

Nicaragua La Cumplida Refinada contains roughly 60mg of caffeine per serving. This is in the low end of the range for Nespresso capsules. 

Read our full caffeine comparison here.

Calories

The Nespresso Nicaragua La Cumplida Refinada contains around 0.6-1 kcal per serving. 

Weight

The Nicaragua La Cumplida Refinada pods each weight around 6.2 grams when new. 

Coffee Content

Each Nicaragua La Cumplida Refinada capsule contains around 5 grams of freshly ground then hermetically sealed coffee. 

Material

The Nicaragua La Cumplida Refinada capsule is made of 8081 aluminium with a food safe lacquer coating. This capsule is reportedly made from at least 80% recycled metal. 

Beverage Size

The Nespresso Nicaragua La Cumplida Refinada is designed for a Espresso shot. This means you can expect 40ml/1.35oz or 110ml/3.72oz of coffee from your capsules. 

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Origin

The Nespresso Nicaragua La Cumplida Refinada contains 100% Arabica coffee.Arabica from La Cumplida Refinada plantations, Nicaragua 

sustainability

Nespresso capsules can be recycled via the Nespresso recyling program. 

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Extraction Method

This capsule uses 14 bar of high pressure hot water to produce espresso coffee. This is the same process used by cafes. 

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Each pod contains five grams of ground roast coffee and can make 1.35oz of espresso and 3.70oz of lungo. One pod costs $0.90, and the entire box often retails for $9.00, although sometimes can be found cheaper.

The capsules are made with aluminum which shows Nespresso’s commitment to environmental conservation. Aluminum is 100% recyclable, and the company provides bags to put the empty capsules for recycling. When your recycling bag is full, you can drop it off at a Nespresso partner store or boutique.

If you have been looking for coffee with a fruity aroma to excite your taste buds, the Nespresso Nicaragua la cumplida refinada is perfect for you. y

Nespresso Nicaragua la cumplida refinada comes in a black box with gold detailing that seems to spill from the large sun graphic. The golden colors coupled with the black give the packaging a touch of elegance and class. One box contains ten capsules of Nespresso Nicaragua la cumplida refinada. The capsules are silver in color, with the words cumplida refinada in red.

 

Coffee Origins:

Nespresso Nicaragua la cumplida refinada is made with Arabica coffee grown in Matalgalpacone in Nicaragua. It is the same place where the coffee used in Nespresso Nicaragua is sourced. With this coffee, unlike its predecessor, Nespresso wanted to create a unique fermented coffee for its clientele. After harvesting, the coffee undergoes a specialized fermentation process. This process employs natural yeasts, time, and temperature to create a distinctive red fruit flavor.

 

Key Specs:

  • Roast: medium
  • Flavor: fruity, cherry, pomegranate
  • Intensity: 5/13
  • Quantity: 5 grams
  • Brand:Nespresso
  • Beverages: espresso, lungo
  • Price: $0.90 per capsule

 

Aroma:

Nespresso Nicaragua La Cumplida Refinada has a fruity aroma that is delicate and not overpowering.

 

Flavor:

If you are looking for a unique flavor for your coffee, you will love the Nespresso Nicaragua la cumplida refinada capsules. Each capsule contains 5 grams of medium roast ground coffee. The coffee has a distinct flavor that will excite your taste buds and fade away slowly.

The production method is what makes this coffee so different from Nespresso Nicaragua. You will notice notes of cherry and pomegranate, making it very fruity. That said, in this case, the fruit helps mellow out the espresso without overpowering it, which gives your coffee a great flavor.

 

Intensity:

Nespresso Nicaragua la cumplida refinada is a medium-intensity coffee, which makes it perfect for espresso drinkers and those trying it for the first time. You will notice the fruit flavors when you taste it, and it leaves a soft and zingy aftertaste. It is a smooth, soft-bodied coffee that can be enjoyed in the morning or the afternoon.

 

Pairing:

You will love Nespresso Nicaragua la cumplida refinada in the morning for breakfast. Make sure that you have it with a muffin or any other breakfast food. You can also serve it after dinner with a fruit tart, for instance.

 

Pros:

  • The fruit flavors are not overpowering, and they give the coffee great taste and aroma.

Cons

  • The Nespresso Nicaragua la cumplida refinada is a limited edition coffee. We loved it so much and would love to keep enjoying it.

CHARACTERISTICS

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ROAST

This coffee has a light – medium roast which allows plenty of flavor to shine through.

Flavour

Strong flavor. Cherry, pomegranate, and stone fruit.

AROMA

Fragrant, fruity aroma. 

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body

Medium body from the lighter roast.

acidity

Medium acidity 

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bitterness

Very low bitterness due to the lighter roast and Arabica beans. 

Beverage Options

Nicaragua La Cumplida Refinada is designed to be exreacted as a 30 – 60 seconds shot. It’s full body and intense flavor means this shot is absolutly packed with flavor. We recommend the Nicaragua La Cumplida Refinada is enjoyed in the following beverages:

Dash of Milk 

Draw a lungo orespresso as usual and simply top with a ‘dash of milk’ (around 20-30ml). 

Lungo Americano 

With an Americano the water comes first. With no capsule in the machine, run the Lungo button twice to get 220ml of hot water in your cup (a 2:1 ratio). Then pop in the capsule and extract your Lungo on top of the hot water. 

Long Black 

In a tulip cup, extract an espresso shot from your Nicaragua capsule (Don’t use the Lungo button as this will bring through bitterness). Top up with hot water. You can get hot water by running your machine without a capsule, or by boiling the kettle and letting it stand for a minute before adding it to the coffee. 

The Humble Espresso 

Drink the coffee neat to enjoy all the natural flavor. Simply extract an espresso shot and enjoy.

Food Pairings

We’d reccommend something sweet to balance out the bitterness and bold flavours of Ristretto Decaffeinato. This is a great morning tea coffee, so grab a bikkie or pastry and enjoy.

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SUSTAINABILITY

Are they recyclable?

Yes! All Nespresso pods are recyclable through the Nespresso recycling program. 

What are the capsules made from?

Nespresso pods are made a specific aluminium alloy known as 8081. They are then coated with a thin film of plastic and an epoxy varnish to stop the metal from oxidising.

Recycling Nespresso pods

We’re actually quite impressed by the lengths Nespresso has gone to implement its recycling program on a global scale. In most countries, Nespresso offers dedicated recycling bags, which you can return full of your used pods to drop-off points at Nespresso stores, post shops, supermarkets, and even florists.

To date, Nespresso has become one of few brands to demonstrate its commitment to environmental concerns. While most major manufacturers continue to produce disposable plastic coffee capsules, the latest Nespresso capsules are made from 100% recyclable metal.

Accessing Nespresso’s recycling locations worldwide

Nespresso has put in place a recycling programme for its aluminium Nespresso and Vertuoline capsules in 44 countries.

Out of these 44 countries enrolled in the program, consumers can dispose of the capsules in their recycling bins in 6 of them. In 15 countries they can ship them off back to Nespresso through the postal system for free. For the 23 other countries, there are 122,287 collection points worldwide where you can drop off the used capsules.

Read our NZ recycling guide here.

Sustainability Score

Nespresso OriginalLine capsules score a 2.5/5 for being able to be recycled. They loose points for still being a single use product, and not being able to be biodegradable or compostable. 

 

Recyclable

Yes

Biodegradable

No

Commercially Compostable

No

Biodegradable

No

HOW TO BUY

 

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Nespresso sell the Nicaragua La Cumplida Refinada in many different size packs, as well as in variety boxes. We’ve found these capsules are slightly cheaper on Amazon, so have linked them here (right) for your convenience.

Note: prices fluctuate often so check the lates price before buying.

decaf variety pack
$32.99
30 Capsules
$1.10 Per Pod
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50 pack
$35.05
50 Capsules
$0.70 Per Pod
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FAQ

If you have any questions about the Nespresso Nicaragua La Cumplida Refinada, we’re here to help. We’re passionate about all things coffee and coffee pods. Here’s the answers to a few questions we’ve been asked, or had to figure out for ourselves!

HOW DO I EXTRACT LUNGO WITH MY MACHINE?

Most Nespresso machines have two buttons, marked with a big cup and small cup icon. The big cup buttom will give you a lungo pour. 

Is the Nicaragua and the Nicaragua La Cumplida Refinada the same thing? 

No. This is super confusing, but Nespresso have two pods with the name Nicauragua, so make sure you grab the right one. 

WHERE IS THE CHEAPEST PLACE TO BUY Nicaragua La Cumplida Refinada?

Nespresso pods are usually the same price no matter how many you buy. That being said, you can sometimes find them slightly cheaper on Amazon. 

WHAT DOES THE INTENSITY RATING GO TO? 

NespressoÕs Intensity rating operates on a scale from 1 to 13. Why? We donÕt know. 

Read up on intensity ratings here.

 

OUR REUSABLE ALTERNATIVES

Here at The Green Pods, we specialise in reusable stainless steel capsules to replace the single use ones used in coffee machine like this one. 

Our Reusable Nespresso pods fit almost all Nespresso OriginalLine machines. We recommend a starter pack with includes a weighted tamper, scoop and brush. 

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