This is a review of the Lavazza Espresso Maestro Lungo coffee capsule for the Nespresso Original Line (OL) machine. Seems like a long name; The “Espresso Maestro” name is used with 4 other capsules, so this one is the Lungo. This is a dark roast and has an intensity rating of 5 out of 13, and is made with 100% arabica beans. The beans are from South America, Africa, and Southeast Asia with 5.6 grams of coffee per capsule. Lavazza mentions aromas of floral & fruit.

These are a brand new design of fully aluminum capsules. The box has a best before on it in the format, the best before date on the box was marked 29.02.2024. I bought this 5 pack from Amazon, because I wanted to try the new aluminum capsules since I really enjoyed the coffee from the plastic ones. They appear to be manufactured by JDE in Germany.


The Lavazza Espresso Maestro Lungo has very light orange fruity like notes to it and possibly sunflower seeds type of aromas, and is very nice. The coffee has a thick and light colored crema which doesn’t last very long.


The Lavazza Espresso Maestro Lungo definitely has fruity like notes. It tastes somewhat like orange peel and other acidity notes. The coffee is very light and possibly should be labelled as intensity 4 or 3 instead. It’s nice drinking but very weak in nature.


The Lavazza Espresso Maestro Lungo is an “alright” coffee with light fruit notes. If you like very light coffee, then you might like this one. For me, this is just not that great of a coffee to ever purchase again; it just does not compare to any Nespresso capsule.

The new aluminum capsules from Lavazza are very disappointing for me; I was expecting that since they now use aluminum, the coffee would be way better, which is not the case. For example: I really loved the old plastic capsule Avvolgente, and the coffee was really nice. It’s almost like Lavazza is brokering out their coffee from JDE (coffee not sourced from Lavazza), and really makes me question whether this is truly Lavazza standard quality coffee?