Introduction

The Nespresso Tamuka mu Zimbabwe Limited Edition Gran Cru capsule, is part of Nespresso’s “Reviving Origins” program to help farmers bring back the coffee industry to countries affected by conflict or hardships or environmental disasters. Check out National Geographic’s Beyond the Bean for more info on all the great things that Nespresso is doing for the coffee industry. This coffee is from the Honde Valley in eastern Zimbabwe.

In the summer of 2021, Nespresso did a sleeve redesign of all the Reviving Origins coffees. Here is what the new Tamuka mu Zimbabwe looks like:

Aroma

The Nespresso Tamuka mu Zimbabwe Limited Edition coffee when brewed does not have a strong aroma at all. It’s hard to actually tell what it smells like, but somewhat fruity, maybe apple like (Imagine a Granny Smith apple with toast like notes to it).

UPDATE: In the summer 2021 release, there was significant improvement in the Tamuka mu Zimbabwe coffee. In particular the coffee crema is superb! I have never had a Nespresso or Nespresso compatible coffee with crema this dense and this firm. Below are some pictures of the crema. The first one with the crema scooped up on the spoon; notice how it’s so firm that is does not even fall off the spoon. The second picture is after the crema has been stirred! Notice the crema has not dissipated much at all; it is still very thick and dense. Also the taste of the crema is very good.

Taste

The Nespresso Tamuka mu Zimbabwe coffee has a medium to thick crema. It has a sour taste somewhat like wine flavor; like a fruit flavor, and the flavor is strong. The sourness is a bit strong, but it takes a while to appreciate it.

UPDATE: For the summer 2021 release, I have noticed a significant change in the taste of the Tamuka mu Zimbabwe. Although there is still light sourness to the coffee, it is now an extremely great tasting coffee. For 2021, so far I consider this to be the best coffee of the Reviving Origins series coffees.

Result

In the year 2021, I’m extremely impressed with the Nespresso Tamuka mu Zimbabwe coffee! I consider this is the best of the series and I highly recommend you try this one, even if you try it in previous years and didn’t like it much. It truly is a really great coffee.

Checkout my Nespresso Reviving Origins article for more information on Reviving Origins and my reviews of other Reviving Origins coffees.

Enjoy your coffee!