The Nespresso Il Caffè is a Limited Edition coffee for the holiday season introduced in October 2020. It is an intense coffee that uses washed robustas from Vietnam and Indonesia plus a washed Colombian arabica. Nespresso uses the typical split roasting technique to build the complementary pairing of flavors and aromas. NOTE: Il Caffè is Italian for “The Coffee”; so you know this coffee is something special!
The Nespresso Il Caffè has peppery notes to it, maybe like a mild black pepper aroma.
The Il Caffè is a very strong tasting coffee. If you want a coffee with kick – this is it! You can feel the intensity as you drink it. It is lightly sweet with a light bitter aftertaste.
Also, one thing to keep in mind, this coffee has a lot of caffeine. It has 129mg and that is more than the 113mg that Kazaar has in comparison. Please take a look at this spreadsheet to see how much caffeine each OL capsule has.
The Nespresso Il Caffè is very nice seasonal Limited Edition coffee, but for me personally, I find it doesn’t have any character – it’s just strong. Regardless, I always suggest you try some just to see if you might like it better than I do.
POST NOTES: After not having this coffee for a number of weeks, I got another sleeve, and after trying this one a second time around I found that it is really enjoyable. So the lesson learned is: if at first you don’t like a Nespresso coffee, put it away for a while and then try it again, you may change your mind!
Enjoy your coffee!
ColOmbian, no “u” in that word please 😉
Sorry about that, i always make that mistake. I just fixed it.
I still see your typo
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Thanks for all the great Nespresso reviews!
We really loved the Il Caffè cups and wanted to order more, but unfortunately it’s out of stock.
Can you tell me which coffee tastes the same as the Il Caffè?
Sorry Kamran – nothing tastes like the Il Caffè. It is very unique. If the Cafecito de Puerto Rico comes out, get that one, it’s very intense as well and a great coffee!
Love them also !!!!
Let’s hope for a relaunch 🙂
Many thanks! I will try the Cafecito de Puerto Rico for sure.
Il Caffè is my favorite nespresso. I ended up here looking for a capsule with similar characteristics, but unfortunately there’s nothing like it. Thank you very much for sharing your fabulous spreadsheet.