Gourmesso pods, variety of Nespresso Compatible pods
12/26/2019

Gourmesso Pods, a Great Alternative in Nespresso Compatible Pods

We sampled some Gourmesso pods. This is what we found

What is Gourmesso?

The brand Gourmesso  is a well established European coffee capsule manufacturer that produces Nespresso compatible pods. They come in 25 varieties and growing.  All the beans sourced are part of the Fair Trade Alliance, therefore you can feel good about their origin.  The pods’ plastic is fully recyclable with foil on both ends, so just place the used capsule in your plastics bin.

The manufacturer states that these pods may require a bit more muscle to close the Nespresso Original machine. As a result, it is necessary to apply pressure to close the lid. We experienced this issue but our  machine still performed within its normal function.

Regarding price, these compatible pods start at around $0.45 per pod. They have flavors for every taste, varying in intensity, flavor, and bean type.

For simplicity, they divide their coffee as follows:

Intenso, Espresso, Lungo, Pure Origin, Flavor and Decaf

 

Types of Gourmesso Pods:

Intenso Varieties:

  • Nite Owl- Ristretto  The Nite Owl is a dark roast ristretto with hints of citrus and fresh fruit. It has an intensity of 10/12 and has quite the kick!
  • Late Nite Lemur is another intense blend (the strongest Gourmesso pod) with some citrus notes. It is balanced and has a quick finish.
  • Midnite Monkey is a dark roast of 100% Arabica beans that has fruity tones and a well balanced acidity. With its bold body and intense flavor, it is a go-to for those staying up late, or wanting a quick wake up call.
  • Etiopia Blend Forte is a blend of Ethiopian Arabica beans and Robusta beans from Central and South America. It has a deep flavor, with citrusy notes.
  • Tarrazu Forte is an intensely flavored coffee of dark roasted Costa Rican beans. The altitude and soil conditions create a deep flavor with some citrus tones. Because of its dark roast, it is rated 8/12 in strength.

 

Espresso Varieties:

  • Nite Owl- Ristretto  The Nite Owl is a dark roast ristretto with hints of citrus and fresh fruit. It has an intensity of 10/12 and has quite the kick!
  • Late Nite Lemur is another intense blend (the strongest Gourmesso pod) with some citrus notes. It is well balanced and has a quick finish.
  • Midnite Monkey is a dark roast of 100% Arabica beans that has fruity tones and a well balanced acidity. With its bold body and intense flavor, it is a go-to for those staying up late, or wanting a quick wake up call.
  • Ristretto Blend Forte combines dark roasted South American Arabica beans with a small batch of African Arabica and Asian Robusta beans. This blend creates depth and complexity in a little sip.
  • Etiopia Blend Forte is a blend of Ethiopian Arabica beans and Robusta beans from Central and South America. It has a deep flavor, with citrusy notes.
  • Honduras Pura Forte with its low acidity, this is a bold but light coffee with some hints of chocolate.
  • Messico Blend Forte is an interesting blend of Mexican and Indian Arabica beans combined with a small amount of Robusta beans, to create an intense and spicy blend.
  • Tarrazu Forte  is an intensely flavored coffee of dark roasted Costa Rican beans. The altitude and soil conditions create a deep flavor with some citrus tones, with a rating of 8/12 in strength.
  • Nicaragua Mezzo is a properly bitter espresso that is also not extremely intense.
  • Colombia Pura Forteis an almost pure origin blend, that combines mostly Colombian Arabica beans with a very small amount of Guatemalan Arabica beans, for a deep and complex espresso.
  • Brasile Blend Dolce
  • Decaf Peru Dolce is a light roast and mellow coffee with subtle chocolate hints.
  • Decaf Bogota Pura Dolce (Limited Edition) – The Decaf Bogota is a light and mellow coffee. It is airy and fruity, without the kick of caffeine.
  • Sao Paulo Blend Forte (Limited Edition)
  • Iced Coffee (Limited Edition)
  • Pumpkin Pie (Limited Edition)

Lungo Varieties:

Lungos are varieties that retain their flavor and profile even in a longer extraction, thus making pleasant americanos.

  • Lungo Arabica Forte is a blend of Arabica beans from Mexico and Peru that is slow, dark roasted to allow for depth and a fuller body and aroma.
  • Lungo Latino Mezzo this medium roast is a milder lungo, with a deep aroma and hints of citrus. It has a medium body and an intensity of 7/12

Pure Origin Varieties:

Gourmesso Pure Origin varieties are coffees that contain beans from one region, bringing out their qualities through various styles of roasting.  Consequently, this highlights body, flavor or the subtle flavor profiles.

  • Colombia Pura Forte is an almost pure origin blend, that combines mostly Colombian Arabica beans with a very small amount of Guatemalan Arabica beans, for a deep and complex espresso.
  • Decaf Bogota Pura Dolce is a light and mellow coffee that is airy and fruity, without the kick of caffeine.
  • Honduras Pura Forte – The Honduras is a mild and mellow blend, with low acidity and some chocolate tones but with a strong flavor.

Flavor Varieties:

Flavored coffees include medium intensity flavors, with a rating of 5/12. Therefore, Gourmesso pods with flavoring have a gentle flavor profile, never overpowering the coffee experience. These coffees are great by themselves or in a cappuccino or latte. As a result, adding an infusion of aroma during roasting produces a “flavor,” so we can enjoy “taste” through smell without additives or artificial flavorings.

 

Decaf Varieties:

Above all, Gourmesso pod’s decaf flavors are tasty and mellow. Types include coffee pods and some herbal tea varieties. If you need taste without the kick, these are your flavors.

  • Decaf Vanigliais the decaffeinated version of the mellow and sweet Vaniglia coffee.
  • Herbal Mint Infusion Tea is a tea infusion of chamomile, fennel and peppermint that is bright and refreshing, and caffeine free.
  • Fruit Plum Infusion is a herbal combination of plum, licorice, chokeberry and cinnamon, for a fruity and spicy infusion that has no caffeine.
  • Decaf Cioccolato This is the decaffeinated version of the Cioccolato flavored espresso.
  • Decaf Peru Dolce is a light roast and mellow coffee with subtle chocolate hints.
  • Decaf Bogota Pura Forte (Limited edition) – The Decaf Bogota coffee is a light and mellow blend that is airy and fruity, without the kick of caffeine.

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