Nespresso Caramel Crème Brûlée Review (Why This Is Our Favorite Barista Creation)

I’m a big fan of Crème Brûlée deserts and if I see one on the menu at a restaurant, it’s a sure bet I’ll have to try it. So, when Nespresso released their Caramel Crème Brûlée coffee pod flavor you know I had to have it!

It’s forms part of Nespresso’s Barista Creations range – made with only natural coffee, and a tiny amount of natural flavoring powder. What I love most about this variety is the intensity of flavor. It gives taste and sweet notes of caramel, vanilla, and chocolate. If you’re looking for something to put your taste buds to the test, then give the crème brûlée a test an I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Caramel Crème Brûlée excels when it comes to the consistency of aroma. The nice, well-rounded mouthfeel makes this coffee stand out. It’s a good alternative for casual drinkers who prefer lighter capsules. Caramel Crème Brûlée is part of the OriginalLine and receives Nespresso’s highest customer ratings out of the eight barista creations options. The aluminum capsules come in an eco-friendly package that guarantees freshness while also being recyclable.

Coffee origins

This capsule features South America’s finest Arabica coffee beans. To bring a smooth flavor, this coffee combines Brazilian Bourbon Arabica and washed Columbian Arabica.

In addition to that, the shorter roast preserves the aroma of the coffee. You get more than you’d expect from a standard coffee. If you’re looking for a variety to add to your espresso habits, this coffee represents a phenomenal value.

No wonder most people call this their go-to capsule.

Key specs

  • Roast: Light
  • Flavor: caramel, coconut, vanilla
  • Intensity: 6 out of 13
  • Quantity: 5 grams of roast and ground coffee
  • Brand: Nespresso
  • Range: OriginalLine
  • Beverages: Espresso
  • Price: $0.75 per capsule


This capsule has strong caramel aromas, and that is what makes it appealing to coffee enthusiasts. There’s also a light coconut aroma. Since started drinking this coffee, I have found myself drinking less but enjoying more. The sweet aroma mimics refined caramel fudges. Keep in mind that these capsules are specifically designed for the OriginalLine machines.


The Brazilian coffee is lightly roasted to ensure the cereal notes remain intact. On the other hand, the Columbian coffee gets a short roast to release fine aromatics. These are natural flavorings, so you don’t have to add sugar or milk.

Unlike other Nespresso varieties, you get an intense treat without too much caffeine. I have tried other capsules, but nothing comes close to this coffee. It’s just so delicious.

Using vanilla correctly is an art. For this Nespresso capsule, you get the right balance with the blend of coffee. Even better, there’s an added creaminess to enhance the taste. This capsule follows a strict and uncompromising process to ensure it remains in pure form (no sugar or milk).


Since these pods are flavored, they give a medium and smooth taste.

Medium intensity means that the flavor stands out when mixed with milk. This is what my guests ask for during those weekend visits. Of course, it’s the perfect way to enjoy your afternoons when you don’t want too much caffeine on the table. Unlike other coffees, this brand feels like a treat for me on those hectic workdays.

Caramel Crème Brûlée is recommended for anyone who wants smooth coffee after dinner or dessert. As part of the espresso range, you get a 1.35oz serving on top of the traditional beverage.

During the test, I agreed with Nespresso’s rating of 6 out of 13 on the intensity scale. As I sipped, the warm flavor notes of caramel and vanilla imparted the taste of the finished brew. And thanks to the multilayered flavor profile, it can shine in the context of a cappuccino.


This coffee goes well with biscuits and dip brioche. You can also take it as a cappuccino for breakfast. Since I enjoy this coffee in the afternoons, it works well with dark chocolate and other savory dishes.

What we like about Nespresso’s Caramel Crème Brûlée

  • The aluminum capsules are recyclable to guarantee freshness. With caramel Crème Brûlée, I can prepare the perfect cup without hurting the environment.
  • The coffee I exceptionally smooth and delicious
  • Works perfectly with milk in a drink like a late or a cappuccino
  • The capsules are dairy-free and sugar free.
  • It’s a great choice for the beginner espresso drinker who might like a bit of extra sweetness

What we don’t like about Nespresso’s Caramel Crème Brûlée

  • It’s pricey – not the best if you’re trying to save a few dollars. As to whether it’s worth spending $0.75 per capsule for a coffee that you’re probably going to drink as a treat (rather than all the time) the answer is a clear yes for us!
  • These capsules are not compatible with Nespresso Vertuoline machines

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