This is a review of the Nespresso Ispirazione Ristretto Italiano Gran Cru Original Line capsule. This is an intense coffee that can be brewed as a Ristretto or an Espresso size cup.

The coffee used in this capsule is a combination of Arabicas from Brazil, South America and Kenya, plus a Robusta from South India.


The aroma of this Gran Cru is powerful. It is hard to describe, and is possibly a combination of fruity and toasted fragrances. The aroma is a mix of flowers and fruit smells.


As the Nespresso site suggests the Ristretto Italiano has a powerful and contrasting flavour and body coffee. The roast is combined of both Arabicas and Robustas. The Robusta gives the coffee a zing! The Ristretto has a medium crema and the taste is initially sweet and almost sour on the tongue with slight bitter after flavor; but a strong flavor you will enjoy!


If you like dark intense coffee, then you’ll definitely want to try out the Nespresso Ispirazione Ristretto Italiano. Also, if you like this coffee but don’t want to have that much caffeine, check out the Nespresso Ristretto Decaffeinato; which is exactly the same coffee without caffeine (or practically none)!