Nespresso OriginalLine Fortissio Lungo

Best Nespresso Pod for Lungo (Longer Pull Espresso) Lovers

Why people love it
  • A seriously bold, but consciously smooth brew
  • Good in a variety of pulls (ristrettro through American)
  • Awesome quality and shipping

Apart from a few damaged pods (due to shipping issues) – and the price – nothing at all.


If you’re into bold without the bitter, and you want something that can be transformed from an espresso to an Americano, you’re in the right place.

The split-roasting process informs the entire taste, and while it’s really bold, it’s still very, very smooth. As for intensity, it will taste much bolder if you pour a shorter drink, weaker if you add extra water for a taller coffee. Either way, it’s quite an amazing cup, even if the manufacturer suggests sticking to the lungo.

This cup is all about the taste which somehow justifies the price. Okay, we don’t want to pay this much, but it is worth every penny.

Pod type: Nespresso OriginalLine

Intensity: 7

Beans, roast, and origins: This lungo has a mix of Central and South American Arabicas with a touch of Robusta beans in the mix. It’s intensely roasted and the process is split which really intensifies the taste.

Flavor and aroma notes: You can definitely taste the serious roasting in every drop. Along with that, you’ve got the woodiness of the Arabica with the Robusta adding cereal to the mix. It’s really quite bold while staying smooth.

Price: It’s about $10.30 for a 10-pack. At just over $1 per pod we know it’s not cheap. But, we love the flavor to the point where we’re tempted to say we’d pay just a bit more if we had to. We’re just grateful we don’t need to.

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