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Nespresso Grand Cru Dharkan

When it comes to cof­fee equip­ment in our home, we have no short­age. But des­pite that, noth­ing quite beats the con­veni­ence of a pod machine. It’s quick, clean, and crit­ic­ally, the pods can deliv­er great fla­vour. There are a huge vari­ety of fla­vours when it comes to pods, but the one I find myself return­ing to con­stantly is this Nespresso Grand Cru Dharkan.

Dharkan blends Arabicas from Latin America and Asia, long roas­ted at a low tem­per­at­ure. It’s one of the most intense pods in the Nespresso range, with a rat­ing of 11 out of 12.

The cof­fee is an opaque deep black-brown col­our with an intense roas­ted aroma.

Made as a long black with a 1 to 1 water:espresso ratio, deep roas­ted fla­vour comes through ahead of pleas­antly bit­ter cocoa powder in the body and toasted cer­eal notes in the fin­ish before a long, bit­ter after­taste. Despite the intens­ity and the bit­ter­ness, the cof­fee is smooth with a round mouth­feel.

This Nespresso Grand Cru Dharkan was pro­duced in Switzerland and pur­chased in Sydney, Australia in 2017.