November 13, 2007

Jalayatra Nespresso Capsules Special Club Review

Nespresso has their Special Club Grand Cru limited edition capsules out and I think that they are definitely worth a try. The Limited Edition Jalayatra capsules celebrate the rich Indian coffee history that may have gone unnoticed by many. The blend captures the complex past of “Monsooned” beans that took the long journey back to Europe from India, where the beans changed in character to take on a spicy complex character. Now in the past, this might have been mistaken for bad beans, but this blend is not, and has a spicy lively character that is worth checking out.

The beans originate from the Southern coast of India and are blended into a “Malabar Arabica” mix that has an intense taste, and is definitely worthy of their “8” strength rating.

JalayatraBrew.jpg I put away my Livanto blend for a week and stuck with the Jalayatra blend to see what life might be like on the coast of India, and I have to say that life is pretty good. You have to enjoy the deep rich flavors that come with a full bodies espresso. Overall the espresso is definitely acidic, worthy of an Arabica blend, but not hollow in body, and it comes full of pepper, spicy flavors that linger to give it a pleasant aftertaste. If you like, add a hint of sugar which changes the profile a bit to round and bring out the caramel flavors that are in the cup; easy and a very different and delicious experience.

As with any Nespresso capsule, the brewing process is easy, and on my Essenza C100 I can shoot out a great espresso in only a couple of minutes while I get the rest of breakfast ready. Pre-heat, lift the lever to drop the capsule in, press the espresso button, and let it rip; about 30 seconds later you get a frothy beautiful cup of espresso. I am usually partial to the Bodum Pavina espresso glasses, but also liked the limited edition espresso cups that I got to celebrate the Jalayatra release. The shot looks even better with the white of the cup behind it to set off the light brown and rich colors of the crèma.

The Jalaytra Nespresso coffee capsules will work in your Nespresso D90, Nespresso Le Cube, Nespresso Romeo, Nespresso Lattissima and, Nespresso C100T.

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Posted by Scott Martin at November 13, 2007 7:23 AM
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