Top critical review
weak, bitter taste, difficult to return.
Reviewed in the United States on May 8, 2018
I received the pods, and tried all 3 flavors by making a double Espresso on my Delonghi Lattissima Touch, and I’m sorry to say that I found:
- Maestro- Very light body and flavor, acidic with no layers of flavor components. Minimal Crema. Both smell and taste reminds me of diner coffee.
- Gentleman- Slightly fuller than Maestro, but no complexity. Minimal Crema.
- Macho- This had a bit more body and flavor, but I would not call it “Super intense and bold” even though they do. Also not very complex, and minimal crema.
It seems that all these must have less coffee content in each pod, or it is roasted lighter and/or is ground courser than Nespresso. I say this because the coffee coming our flows faster and turns light colored sooner than the Nespresso brand pods. All are bitter with insufficient complexity.
And, the seller is difficult to reach and the coffee cannot be returned through normal Amazon process. Beware!
It was a gamble to try these coffees but I figured no coffee can be that bad if it is sold to compete with Nespresso, but I was surprised how unsatisfactory it was.