The Nespresso Cafezinho do Brasil is a Limited Edition Gran Cru for the Original Line machine. This is a review of the capsule/coffee. The Nespresso Cafezinho do Brasil uses a blend of two types of Arabicas from Brazil.
The packaging for the Cafezinho do Brasil uses the colors of the Brazillian flag, namely gold and green. It is very colorful and stands out from other Nespresso sleeves. The capsules themselves are also gold and green, so they are easy to spot.
The Cafezinho do Brasil has a strong aroma. It has a both a toast like and a woody smell to it. Almost earthy, like the Master Origin Indonesia Gran Cru. It does smell something like walnut. I have no idea what sandalwood smells like, so I can’t compare.
The Cafezinho do Brasil has a medium thickness crema. There is a bitterness to the Cafezinho do Brasil, and a herbal taste. The bitterness is pleasant and lingers. It is very distinctive, so definitely a Gran Cru. It reminds me of herbs in the field in Canada. I was trying to figure out the herbal taste, and then it hit me, that is tastes something like sage.
The Cafezinho do Brasil is a distinctive Gran Cru that you will definitely want to try out. It has a bitterness that lingers. At $0.90 a capsule, the price is excellent compared to other limited edition capsules from Nespresso, so you’ll probably want to get some regardless just to try them out.
Also, this is an intense Gran Cru. So you might also want to compare with the excellent Nespresso Kazzar Gran Cru.