The Ristretto Italiano is a bold and out-there coffee that doesn’t pull any punches.
Designed as a ristretto pour, this coffee is packed full of dark roasty flavors, like toffee and cocolate. There’s a hint of fruit, and a little acidity on the tongue.
A very thick and intense coffee. Behind a deep roast there are some floral notes and a little perfume..
The roasters have gone overboard with this one, using the nature of a ristretto to allow them to pack in even more roasty flavors that you’d normally be able to get away with. We like the fruit notes and caramel that manage to sneak through bast the big roast body.
Our biggest problem with ristrettos is that most Nespresso machines don’t have a dedicated ristretto button. This takes a bit of the ‘ease of use’ away as you need to stand there closely monitoring what’s happening so once you think 20ish mls have been extracted you can turn off the machine.