Nespresso Grand Cru Rosabaya de Colombia

With a pref­er­ence for more roas­ted cof­fees, fruity cof­fees aren’t some­thing I reach for typ­ic­ally. This Nespresso Grand Cru Rosabaya de Colombia, which we pur­chased as part of a sampler is an excep­tion.

Rosabaya de Colombia is one of a few pure ori­gin espresso pods offered by Nespresso. As the name sug­gests, the cof­fee hails from the highest region of Colombia with its aroma of red fruit accen­tu­ated by split roast­ing. On the intens­ity scale, it rates as a 6 out of 12.

The cof­fee is an opaque deep black-brown col­our with a sweet, mel­low aroma.

Made as a long black with a 1 to 1 water:espresso ratio, prom­in­ent fruity and acid­ic notes of winey red ber­ries like black­cur­rants and cran­ber­ries per­sist with a pleas­ant sweet­ness through­out each sip with a smooth, flu­id mouth­feel and leave a linger­ing fruity after­taste. Overall, the fla­vour avoids the char­ac­ter­ist­ic bit­ter­ness of more deeply roas­ted cof­fees, with its bal­anced fruity pro­file remind­ing of a cof­fee mixed with the sweet acid­ity of black­cur­rant or cran­berry juice.

This Nespresso Grand Cru Rosabaya de Colombia was pro­duced in Switzerland and pur­chased in Sydney, Australia in 2017.