Review: Nespresso Variations - Flavored Coffees for Nespresso
In time for the launch of the Nespresso Boutique in New York, Nespresso has created a set of flavored coffees. We fired up our Nespresso C90 and made both Lungo - 3 oz cups of single serve coffee and shots of espresso of the new flavors.
The Nespresso Variations come in the following flavors:
- Absolute Vanilla Smoothness
- Fruity, Spicy Apple and Cinnamon Fusion
- Cool Aniseed Sensation
Pricing will be $.55 a capsule or $5.50 per 10 capsule sleeve and we received 6 sleeves total to taste. What do we think? What does the licorice coffee taste like?
Tasting the Nespresso Variations Coffee Capsules
Our initial tasting thoughts on the flavors was...these are very different! We're used to having a little licorice flavor in our drinks at a bar or a little apple taste in our tea - but in coffee? After having several espresso shots and larger lungo cups - we were pleasantly surprised how much we liked the new Nespresso Variations.
- Absolute Vanilla Smoothness - really our least favorite but has a nice flavor and texture
- Fruity, Spicy Apple and Cinnamon Fusion - better and grew on us until we really came to like this coffee over the past two weeks
- Cool Aniseed Sensation - our favorite hands down. Licorice sounds like it would be terrible but it's not. We love Pernod and love the subtle flavor of this coffee, along with the strong smell and pop of licorice. Amazing.
We really enjoyed the Nespresso Variations coffees. If you are a Nespresso Club member, get these and you won't be sorry. They're both interesting and fun. We had several guests over for Thanksgiving and all of them were excited to try the different flavors - especially the Spicy apple and if they liked licorice they were very excited to try the Aniseed.
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Posted by Jay Brewer at November 30, 2006 10:58 AM
I am a free lance regional writer and have published and sold out the print runs of two cook books. I have also provided leaflets of new recipes at my signings. One of these, the master of which I have lost in installing a new computer system, gave the name and instructins for a coffee drink using the leaves of fresh fennel. I know the method for producing this drink by heart but cannot for the life of me remember the name of this flavored coffee in the Greek or Italian language. Can you help me as I have ben asked to do a private club talk and exchange of flavored drinks. Thank you.