Ethiopia Nespresso Vertuo Review: Floral & Refreshing!

Nespresso Ethiopia Review
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History traces back to the origin of coffee in Ethiopia. That’s why trying and reviewing the Nespresso Ethiopia coffee has been a fascinating journey for me.

As a fervent coffee enthusiast, every cup I brew becomes a ritual, a moment of communion with the rich tapestry of flavors that this beloved beverage has to offer.

When it came to Nespresso Ethiopia, it was like embarking on a journey to the heart of coffee culture.

Join me as I dive into this aromatic adventure, savoring every sip and uncovering the nuances that make this brew a standout in the Nespresso lineup.

What is Nespresso Ethiopia?

From the house of Nespresso comes a fruity and flowery coffee called Ethiopia that can be brewed with the Vertuo Line coffee machines.

The special drying method of the Ethiopia coffee beans brings out the soft, floral notes of the Arabica beans that are lightly punctuated with musk and blueberry notes.

Ethiopia Nespresso Vertuo Features

Nespresso Ethiopia comes in a sleeve of 10 capsules. A bundle pack of 5 sleeves is also available to order. Each coffee capsule yields a Gran Lungo size of coffee – 5.07 oz or 150 ml.  

Nespresso Ethiopia Flavor Profile

Made from 100% Arabica beans, Nespresso Ethiopia has a fruity and flowery taste. The natural blueberry and musk notes underline the gentle floral essence that forms the main attraction of this coffee. 

I savored the complex and fruity flavor profile of Nespresso Ethiopia on a lazy Sunday afternoon. The light to medium body makes you want to sip more of it.

As it’s only mildly bitter, it works great as an after-meal coffee or a morning brew to get you up and going.

Nespresso Ethiopia with milk

I like to add some whole milk to my Nespresso Ethiopia to make it really smooth, especially when I’m drinking it in the morning.

Nespresso Ethiopia Caffeine Content

One Gran Lungo coffee made with a Nespresso Ethipia pod has about 119 milligrams of caffeine. This is about the same amount as in an average 8-ounce cup of coffee.

In my experience, the energy boost you get from this coffee is strong enough to put some pep in your step but not too much to make you nervous and have jitters.

Nespresso Ethiopia Features

I’m sure by now you are more eager to know the details of this Master Origin Ethiopia coffee. So, here are the aromatic and flavor characteristics of Nespresso Ethiopia that make it stand out.

I would highly recommend it to you if you love light and medium roasted coffees with complex and fruity flavor.


100% Arabica beans that are grown in the western highlands of Ethiopia are used to craft this blend. The beans are naturally dried on raised drying beds over a period of four weeks.

Ethiopians are the masters of drying coffee beans in this natural method and nobody else does it longer than they do.

What’s more, the beans are turned by hand to make sure they are dried evenly and the times they need to be turned are monitored. 

That’s why you get an impeccable mug when you use Nespresso Ethiopia!


Scoring 1 out of 5 on the bitterness level, the Nespresso Ethiopia is only mildly bitter.

That’s why, you get the full floral and musk power of the Ethiopian beans in your coffee without a strong bitter taste overpowering the soft aromatic profile.


The floral fruitiness of the Nespresso Ethiopia coffee is bright and somewhat tangy. The acidity level is 3 out of 5 so you can expect some tartness in your cup.

The acidity adds to the floral nuances and makes the overall experience an uplifting one, just like a bright summer day. No wonder Nespresso Ethiopia is labeled “Cradled in the Sun”!

Roast Level

With the roast level on the lighter side – 2 out of 5 – Nespresso Ethiopia Arabica beans pack in the full floral and fruity flavors and the essential oils and compounds inherent to coffee cherries.

The short and light roasting keeps things delicately flavorful. 


The body of the Nespresso Ethiopia is light and scores 2 out of 5 on the body scale.

The light mouthfeel definitely adds to the total experience as you can savor the floral profile and linger on the musk and blueberry notes.


On the lower side of the intensity scale, the Nespresso Ethiopia scores 4 out of 13.

It means you can clearly identify the light and delicate floral and blueberry notes of the coffee. And since only single-origin Arabica coffee beans are used, it’s no wonder that the intensity is quite low.

Also, the light and short roasting time ensures that the floral and fruity notes of the Nespresso Ethiopia shine in every sip.


From start to finish, the light-bodied and floral delicacy of the Nespreso Ethiopia can be noted. The smooth finish has the musk and blueberry notes lingering on your palate. 

Portion Size

The best serving size of Nespresso Ethiopia is 5.07 oz or 150 ml. This size is perfect for enjoying the delicate and light notes of this coffee.

If you want to try another Single Origin coffee of the same portion size, check out my Nespresso Costa Rica review.


Each sleeve of 10 Nespresso Ethiopia costs $12.00 at Nespresso US. You can also order them from Amazon for about the same price.

Nespresso Ethiopia Review Conclusion

In conclusion, Nespresso Ethiopia coffee offers a unique and enjoyable experience for coffee enthusiasts. Its soft, floral notes, punctuated with musk and blueberry, provide a journey to the history and heart of coffee culture.

It’s a standout brew in the Nespresso lineup that’s worth trying for anyone who appreciates a bright, low-intensity coffee. In Nespresso Ethipia, the natural floral and fruity flavors shine through and the acidity adds some zing.

However, if you’re someone who likes their coffee a bit on the stronger side, I suggest you read my review of Nespresso Fortado. For a non-caffeinated option, you can check out Nespresso Altissio Decaffeinato.

Until next time, have a great coffee day!

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