Nespresso Ciocattino Review (Our Take)

Nespresso has always been the go-to for a quick coffee, as there is no denying that Nespresso makes the most creamy and delicious coffee. There are many Nespresso pods available in the market, and it would be quite easy to find the right capsule for your needs. The flavor we will talk about today is the Nespresso Ciocattino which is from the Nespresso OriginalLine range. The OriginalLine range is ideal for people looking to get drinks such as espresso, cappuccino, and lattes.

Let’s talk about the Nespresso Ciocattino in more detail, so readers can understand whether this pod is ideal for them. The Nespresso Ciocattino will cost you around $7.20 to $8.70 for ten capsules depending on where you live, and the capsules are made using 80% of recycled aluminum. Each capsule will make 1.35 ounces or 40 ml of espresso or 3.70 ounces or 110 ml of lungo.

Coffee Origins

The coffee is a blend of South & Central American Arabica beans, which gives a very well-rounded body. This coffee is cultivated using traditional methods to preserve its fruity and malted notes. This coffee is a medium roast but sometimes can feel dark, especially with the notes of dark chocolate, which makes it approachable to both sides of the coffee enthusiast. The flavor is not too dark or not overly bland, which makes it a great coffee to enjoy for all occasions and seasons.

Key Specs

  • Roast: Medium
  • Flavor: Dark Chocolate, cocoa powder
  • Intensity: 6/13
  • Quantity: 5 grams
  • Range: OriginalLine
  • Beverage: Espresso, Lungo
  • Price: $0.72 per capsule

Aroma

The first thing that comes up is the presence of dark chocolate. You can smell the bittersweet smell of a nice piece of dark chocolate alongside some cocoa powder. The scent is more on the bitter side, but there is some sweetness. The foam on the coffee is light brown and is quite strong, and gives the coffee a nice look.

Flavor

The coffee is more bitter than sweet, but the bitterness is not too bad once you start to appreciate it. Moreover, the coffee feels very thin, which can be great for people who usually enjoy pour-over coffee. Surprisingly, the coffee is not too acidic or sweet, making it unique compared to other Nespresso capsules. In the aftertaste, you do get hit with more bitterness alongside some black pepper. Some people say they get licorice, but in our experience, we could not pick it out. The overall experience was great, as the notes have an outstanding balance without any notes overpowering the other.

If you are looking for a medium roast coffee with some darkness, you should consider this coffee as it does a great job of harnessing the darkness while keeping things approachable. The combination of dark chocolate with some sweetness from the cocoa powder makes this coffee very inviting without any unexpected flavor. The balance of each note makes this coffee very unique and familiar at the same time.

Intensity

Nespresso Ciocattio has a medium intensity, which makes it ideal for people who would like to enjoy an espresso or a lungo. In addition, since this coffee has a great flavor of dark chocolate, it can be used to make cappuccinos or lattes, as the addition of milk makes the dark chocolate sweet.

Pairing

The Nespresso Ciocattio would be to have alongside chocolate cake in the evening or even on colder mornings and evenings when you desire the taste of a great and comforting coffee. This coffee is great for the colder temperatures, especially in the evening with your friends, paired with a nice dessert.

What we like about the Nespresso Ciocattio

  • We like the uniqueness of the flavor, primarily how it showcases dark chocolate and cocoa powder.
  • We like how this medium roast coffee does a great job introducing some dark notes while keeping it approachable.
  • This coffee has an overall balance that makes it an excellent coffee to drink.

What we don’t like about the Nespresso Ciocattio

  • The coffee is very thin, which does not suit its flavor profile
  • The coffee is a medium roast that can be confused by some as a dark roast
  • The aftertaste of pepper can be a negative for some coffee drinkers.

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