Expert Reviews for Rosso Caffe
Rosso Caffe Review by Monica Kaufer
ROSSO Caffè pros and cons with product description
Rosso Caffè capsules are an alternative to Nespresso pods that fit the original line of Nespresso machines. Bundled together, the cost of each capsule is on average $0.35 (to Nespresso’s $0.72) and they come in a variety of roasts and some flavors. The beans have different origins and are manufactured in Israel, with distribution based in St. Petersburg, Florida. Their pods are plastic with foil extraction and after making about 30 cups, none failed to produce consistent brew with rich crema.
I tried a variety pack consisting of pods ranging from light (intensity 4) to one of their darkest roasts (intensity 10). The less intense pods are recommended for lungos or milky drinks. I personally prefer the stronger brews in my cappuccino, but it is a matter of taste. I found that the coffee intensity matches its designated number, or maybe even surpasses it. Even though the flavors were rich and strong overall, the body seemed lighter (in all varieties) than the intensity indicated. In general, if you prefer a coffee with a lighter body and are looking for an alternative to the pricier and more full bodied Nespresso, with a lower price point, Rosso is a good choice. It also is a great choice if you drink your brew with any kind of milk, because you get all the flavor with the silkiness of the milk.
To learn more about coffee tasting and evaluating, please refer to our blog post at https://podofcoffee.com/how-to-evaluate-coffee/ and when you read about cup sizes, we use the Nespresso standard following these guidelines:
Ristretto: 0.85 oz
Espresso: 1.35 oz
Lungo: 3.7 oz