The Nespresso Scuro, is a Barista Creations series capsules. These are particularly designed to go well with milk. The Scuro uses arabicas from Ethiopia and Colombia and a split roast is used. I have a Creatista Uno and used this to prepare the steamed milk. In this case I’ve only had four sample packs to test out the Scuro capsules to evaluate.


With milk added, this reminds me a lot of chocolate milk.

Without milk, the aroma is a little woody and chocolate smelling.


I brewed the Scuro as an espresso size cup and added milk to fill up to around a Lungo size cup total (110 ml / 3.7 fl oz) volume. The milk doesn’t drown out the coffee taste. On the first sip of the Nespresso Scuro, it hits you as extra strong and with spiciness and it is bitter tasting on the tongue. And although it does have a milky bitter taste to it, the Scuro is pleasant.

Without milk, the Nespresso Scuro has a bitter and sour taste, so it is not as pleasant.


Personally, I’m not fond of any of the Nespresso Barista Creations capsules. Although this is pure coffee, but adding milk does tend to make it too milky of a flavor, and thus it’s definitely not a capsule that I would want to order.

Even without milk, because of the bitter and sour notes it’s not a coffee that I would want to drink regularly.