This is a review of the Peet’s Crema Scura coffee capsule for the Nespresso Original Line machine. This is a dark roast and has an intensity rating of 9, and is made with 100% arabica coffee and each capsule has 5.3 grams of coffee.


The Peet’s Crema Scura has a very light aroma. Possibly earth like, musty not very appealing and not a very strong aroma. Possibly notes of chocolate. The crema is slightly dark, but not as dark as the Nespresso Kazaar or Napoli.


The Peet’s Crema Scura has a light nutty taste to it. I’m also getting very light sour afternotes, although the sourness is very nice and lingers. The coffee does also have a creamy feel in the mouth. The crema on this coffee dissipates quickly and is not dark as described on the box.

NOTE: I had to brew this as a Ristretto size cup to get the best taste out of this capsule. An alternate is to press the Ristretto button (if you have one) and brew as a Ristretto size, then wait for about 30 seconds to a minute, then press the Ristretto button again, and stop it (by pressing the button) once you see the water flowing starts to become clearer.


The Peet’s Crema Scura has long lingering sour aftertaste notes to it, that’s why I’m not fond of it. It’s probably one of the best for Peet’s Nespresso capsules, although almost any Nespresso capsule is better than any Peet’s capsule.

The Peet’s Crema Scura does taste a lot better when using the double Ristretto pour I describe above. So you might want to use the double Ristretto pour if you have these.