Introduction

The Nespresso Shanghai Lungo for the Original Line machine, is a new regular Lungo that was introduced in January 2021. This Lungo is part of the World Exploration redesign of the existing Lungos. This is a review of the Shanghai Lungo. The coffee consists of arabicas from Kenya, China (probably Yunan), and Indonesia. Nespresso uses a split roast technique with 2 light roasts.

NOTE: I noticed that the new Nespresso boxes are printed marking that they use 80% recycled aluminum. This is awesome! Also, for this Shanghai Lungo, all the capsules have printed on them the name “Shanghai Lungo”, plus also “recycle me”.

Aroma

The Nespresso Shanghai Lungo has a very nice smelling aroma. It reminds me of the smell of candy floss; and it smells fragrant and like a very sweet fruit.

Taste

The Nespresso Shanghai Lungo is first sweet on the tongue, and then it has a very, very light sour aftertaste. I personally find the light sour aftertaste very enjoyable, but some people might not enjoy it as much. The taste reminds me of some type of berry. I can almost sense that is it similar to strawberry, and that is probably why I like it so much, because I love strawberries that are not too tart. The coffee has a medium thickness in the mouth.

Result

The Nespresso Shanghai Lungo is a very impressive light Lungo with a berry like flavor to it. It would make a great alternative Lungo to any intense Lungo that you are used to, since this is a very mild light tasting coffee. I suspect it will be extremely popular.

NOTE: After finishing an entire sleeve of the Shanghai Lungo, I’ve somewhat changed my impressions of the coffee. I find it far too light of a drink to be ordering it regularly. Even when I’ve brewed it at about 75% the size of a normal Lungo, it is still too light for me and I will stick with the more intense Lungos like the Cape Town Envivo Lungo.