This review is about the Nespresso Roma Gran Cru capsule for the original line machine. This capsule can be brewed as either a Ristretto or Espresso cup size. NOTE: Nespresso has recently re-branded the Roma using the name “Ispirazione Italiana Roma”, but otherwise the coffee is exactly the same.


The Nespresso Roma smells is nutty/buttery, but not particularly a strong fragnance.


The Nespresso Roma has a sweet flavor with a very nice slight bitter aftertaste. The Nespresso Roma has a very thick crema.


I would definitely want to try out this Gran Cru capsule at least once, however, there are other more intense Nespresso capsules that I believe that are much better. For example, either of the Darkan or the Kazaar.