Nespresso coffee is a special indulgence but this time of year, you can bring home something delightful.
This holiday, bring home a wonderful new addition to the Nespresso Vertuo family of coffees with peppermint and chocolate fudge.
The holiday seasons are great for the introduction of new flavor profiles and coffee is no different so when Nespresso released “mint” flavored capsules, I had to dive in. I love peppermint but if it is too strong, it overpowers everything. In coffee, it can completely destroy the flavor.
To be honest, I’m not a fan of Starbucks so when the holiday flavors arrive, I miss out. What I am a fan of is creating my own barista blends at home and after falling in love last Christmas with the Nespresso Vertuo machine, you can bet I was on my computer ordering the “Peppermint Pinwheel” capsules.
The capsules will set you back $1.40 each and they are sold in a sleeve of 10. $1.40 may sound like a lot for one cup of coffee but considering what you may pay at a retail or specialty coffee shop, it really isn’t. You can dress it up any way you want, cream, flavored creamer, or, as I like it, black.
While this is a limited edition coffee, it is my hopes that this will follow the Pumpkin Spice capsules that arrived around Halloween last year and returned this year. In other words, that it will not be a one and done.
The Peppermint Pinwheel is noticeable the second the coffee begins to brew. There is a nice aroma of the spice that fills the area, not too strong but subtle. As the cup hits your lips you are already relaxing at the smell that is curling into your nostrils.
This coffee isn’t strong in flavor but the peppermint is nicely balanced with the coffee itself. An Arabica blend of Ethiopian, South and Central American coffees that is “split-roasted”. It is only after the roasting has completed that natural peppermint flavor is added.
I was hooked after one cup and it has become my go-to brew every morning since it arrived. The 2nd holiday flavor is a bit stronger but has the same aromatic touch to the senses. Chocolate Fudge has a rich flavor and a darker roast. It will cost you $1.10 per capsule.
I’m not a big chocolate fan but my wife loved the blend of this one and as she pointed out it would work much better with cream and and ice for a smooth iced coffee. I’ll take her at her word on this one.
These coffees are not going to stick around long and I’m already ordering my second round so I don’t miss out. If you love coffee you should definitely consider a Nespresso brewing station and if you already own one, then there is little reason not to order the Peppermint Pinwheel, and I suppose the Chocolate Fudge.
What’s your favorite holiday coffee? Do you change your coffee routine throughout the year?