Arondio Nespresso Review 2022

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We have incredible drinks with Nespresso Arondio Vertuo coffee pods. The drink quality and notable attributes urged us to share our honest review. 

The Bottom Line

Nespresso Arondio is a medium roast blend of Colombian Arabica and Guatemalan Robusta beans. The medium roast blend of these beans adds subtle acidity and glows your cup with a smooth cereal note. Adding milk to this mild coffee enhances its character and softens the cereal flavor.

What Is Arondio? Arondio Meaning

Nespresso Arondio is a medium roast coffee made from the medium roasted blend of Colombian Arabicas and Guatemalan-washed Robusta beans. It delivers a 5.7 oz balanced gran lungo drink and allows you to kick start your day with one of the best Nespresso coffees. This split roasted coffee hits your palate with malty and nutty notes and gives you a lovely experience with or without milk.

What Flavor Is Arondio Gran Lungo?

Arondio gran lungo has a remarkable flavor range. It is created from Colombian Arabicas and a touch of long roasted Robusta oomph. When you brew it without milk, you get flowery and floral notes, but when you add milk, a smooth cereal note graces your palate. It delivers the perfect cappuccino and makes your day perfect with subtle acidity, enchanting character, and a little bitterness. 

Arondio Nespresso Medium Roasted Blend Taste Test

When I unboxed my Arondio Vertuo pod, it was pretty good. The silver rose color looked pretty. It is a VertuoLine pod and delivers 5.7 oz gran lungo, so I brewed it with a VertuoLine machine. The coffee dripping was soothing, and I was excited to taste it. When I smelled it, I felt a tart scent and found it interesting. Its color indicated that its intensity would be around 6. When I tasted it, the flavor was astonishing to me. I felt a few fruity notes and a bitter aftertaste indicating the presence of dark and long-roasted Robusta beans. I did not detect cereal notes at all. I took another sip and felt the flowery essence. After some time, the flowery notes fainted, and a little nip of bitterness took its place. 

I tried gran lungo Arondio with milk; I frothed the milk with Aeroccino milk frother and added it to the brewed Arondio drink. The light brown color looked cool. When I tasted it, I found it weird. The fruity and flowery notes disappeared, and I got mild cereal notes. I felt the toasted and corn cereal flavor. It was interesting; the first taste was reasonably strong and hit my palate hard. Overall, I got decent flavor, the flowery and fruity were coming through, and I felt a little bitterness on the tip of my tongue. I suggest this incredible Vertuo coffee pod greatly. 

Arondio Decaffeinato Features

Arondio is a medium roasted blend with distinct cereal notes. I focus on the major features of the Nespresso Arondio Vertuo pod. These attributes differentiate Arondio from all other Nespresso Vertuo coffee pods greatly. These features also help us to understand when we should brew this lavish pod. Let’s study these attributes in detail.

Origin — Colombian Arabica and Guatemalan Robusta

Nespresso Arondio Vertuo coffee capsule is a blend of Colombian Arabicas and Guatemalan-washed Robusta beans. This blend brings clean strength and balanced intensity to the last. There is no harshness in Arondio, and it allows you to jumpstart your day with positive thoughts.

Roasting Level — 3 out of 5

The beans of Arondio roasted in two batches. The Colombian Arabica beans get a light yet long roast, resulting in subtle acidity, coffee roundness, and smooth cereal notes. The unwashed Guatemalan Robusta beans are roasted dark for a long period, resulting in strong character, balanced intensity, and dense crema. 

Aroma — Cereal, And Mild

When I brewed Nespresso Gran Lungo Arondio, I felt an interesting tart smell. The high temperature and intermediate flow rate results in a robust aromatic profile. The aroma was enticing and fresh and wafted through the air. When I brewed it with milk, I was surprised that I felt mild cereal notes. Its mild fresh aromatic profile made my day amazing. 

Acidity — 3 out of 5

I felt a subtle acidity in Nespresso Arondio Vertuo coffee. The slight acidity gave a surprising touch to my Nespresso coffee, and I enjoyed it a lot. When I added milk, it took away its acidity and left a mild baggy flavor on my tongue. It made my drink more full-bodied, and the acidity delivered the true depth of flavor.  

Bitterness — 4 out of 5

When I started to taste Arondio Vertuo coffee, I felt a slight bitterness on my tongue. The little bitterness hinted at the presence of Robusta beans. The dark blend of Robusta and Arabica beans makes the drinks bitter, develop inner strength, and gives it mild cereal notes.

Body — 3 out of 5

When I brewed gran lungo or black Americano with Arondio Vertuo pod, the drink’s color was dark. The smooth texture soothed my throat when I took a sip of it. The dark roasting of Guatemalan Robusta beans delivers dense crema and makes it the perfect Nespresso coffee for the morning. I got a full-bodied and creamy drink when I tried it with milk. These characteristics allowed me to drink the whole cup in no time. 

Flavor — Nutty And Balanced

Nespresso Gran Lungo Arondio delivered me a complex Vertuo coffee cup; it allowed me to experience a new flavor. When I took the first sip, I felt fruity and nutty notes, but the flowery taste graced my palate in another sip. The smooth cereal notes became dominant when I brewed latte and cappuccino, and I felt a little tartness on my tongue. Overall, I found the flavor of the Arondio Vertuo pod quite decent. 

Finish — Toasted Cereal Notes

When I finished my Arondio Vertuo coffee, I got a bit tart on my tongue, which stayed for a long time. It was smooth and lingering, and I enjoyed it a lot. When I brewed milk beverages with Arondio Vertuo pod, the strong toasted and corn cereal notes hit my palate. The mild cereal note stayed for a longer time and made my drink fantastic.

Arondio Nespresso Caffeine — 135 mg

Nespresso gran lungo coffee pods contain about 120-200 mg of caffeine and are enough to fulfill your caffeine needs for one day. This caffeine content delivers a strong drink and makes you active for the whole day. Nespresso Arondio has a high caffeine content and delivers bitter and intense gran lungo beverages. When we calculated it in our lab, we found 135 mg of caffeine content in this sumptuous Nespresso Vertuo pod.

Arondio Nespresso Intensity — 6 out of 14

Nespresso mild Gran Lungo Arondio is a blend of dark roasted Colombian Arabica and Gourmet Guatemalan Robusta beans. This blend balances intensity to the end and adds subtle acidity to it. The subtle acidity brings a surprising touch to this mild coffee or coffee’s roundness. A deep, gentle intensity makes your drink enjoyable with an approachable character, so you can easily drink a mug of this high-quality coffee. The strong character, fuller coffee crema, and distinct cereal notes made it the perfect breakfast coffee for me. 

How Much Caffeine Is In A Nespresso Arondio Vertuo Pod?

Nespresso mild Gran Lungo Arondio has high caffeine content, i.e., 135 mg. The high caffeine content makes your drink stronger and more intense, but on the other hand, it adversely affects the health of caffeine-sensitive people. High caffeine content increases the heartbeat and causes headaches or many other problems, so if you are sensitive to caffeine, use decaffeinated Nespresso coffee pods such as Fortado Decaffeinato,—- Altissio Decaffeinato,—- Decaffeinato Intenso,—- Nespresso Melozio Decaffeinato, etc. 

However, if you like high caffeine content and caffeinated coffees, Arondio Nespresso, medium roast coffee, is the best choice. 

Gran Lungo Arondio Nespresso Brew Size

Nespresso Arondio is brewed with Nespresso VertuoLine machines as it is a Vertuo pod. VertuoLine machines offer six brew sizes.

  • Espresso — 1.35 oz
  • Double espresso — 2.7 oz
  • Gran Lungo — 5.7 oz
  • Coffee — 7.8 oz
  • Alto — 14 oz
  • Carafe — 18 oz (possible with only Vertuo Next machines)

Nespresso Arondio delivers a 5.7 oz balanced gran lungo drink. We tried other brew sizes, such as double espresso, carafe, alto, etc. but got sour, acrid, and watery drinks. So, I suggested brewing only gran lungo or other lungo-based drinks with the Arondio Vertuo pod.

Gran Lungo Arondio Nespresso Recipe

I have brewed many incredible recipes with Nespresso Arondio Vertuo pod. Click the link below to find out the easy method for these recipes. 

What Nespresso Machines Are Compatible With Arondio Vertuo Pod Nespresso capsules?

Nespresso offers two lines; OriginalLine and VertuoLine

OriginalLine machines are compatible with OriginalLine Nespresso coffee capsules and third-party coffee capsules. They use 19 bar pressure and extract perfect aroma and flavor from these compatible coffee pods. They are best for those who drink coffee regularly. 

VertuoLine Nespresso machines scan the Nespresso pods, spin them at 7000 RPM, and extract the perfect shot, thanks to the Centrifusion technique. They are compatible with VertuoLine and  Starbucks by Nespresso Vertuo coffee pods and are best for those who drink coffee now and then. 

Nespresso Arondio gran lungo is a VertuoLine pod, and you can brew it with any of the Nespresso VertuoLine machines such as Vertuo,—- VertuoPlus,—- VertuoPlus Deluxe,—- Vertuo Next, and Evoluo.

Nespresso’s AAA Sustainable Quality Program

Nespresso collaborated with NGO Rainforest Alliance in 2003 and launched Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program. According to this program, Nespresso invests in social programs (insurance and pensions), ensures profitable coffee farming, and pays for coffee more than the market prices. Today 80% of Nespresso coffee comes from AAA-certified farms, and 40% comes from Rainforest Alliance-certified farms.

Nespresso Gran Lungo Arondio Price

No doubt, Nespresso pod brewers are an affordable system compared to regular visits to the coffee house, which are time-consuming and expensive. Although you cannot evaluate how much money you can save by brewing and staying at home. If a person spends $3-4 at a local coffee shop, but if he buys Keurig or Nespresso pods, how much money he will save is shown in the table below.

Capsule or pod Cost, 1 ServingCost, 365 ServingsSavings Over Coffee Shop
Keurig K-Cup$0.35-$0.65$219$1,241
Nespresso Vertuo$0.90-$1.25$402$1,058
Nespresso Original$0.70-$0.85$292$1,168
Coffee Shop$3.50-$4.50$1,460$0

The above data makes us understand that if we brew coffee recipes with Nespresso Arondio Vertuo at home, we can save up to 80% of our money. Not only with Nespresso Arondio, but you can save the same amount with any of the OriginalLine or VertuoLine pods.

Compare Nespresso Arondio with Other Nespresso Gran Lungo Capsules (VertuoLine)

Capsule Image

Capsule Name

Nespresso Line

VertuoLine

VertuoLine

VertuoLine

VertuoLine

VertuoLine

VertuoLine

Email Reviews

150

2,900

685

1,500

250

100

Overall Score

87/100

96/100

96/100

96/100

87/100

87/100

Basic Flavors

Floral, Toasted Cereal, Floral & Cereal

Roasted, Woody, Intense & Full-Bodied

Intense and full-bodied

Cereal, Caramel, cocoa, and oak wood notes

Cereal, Malty & Sweet

Flowery, Berry, Fruity & Floral

Caffeine Content

120 – 200 mg

120 – 200 mg

Less than 12 mg

120 – 200 mg

120 – 200 mg

120 – 200 mg

Intensity

4

8

8

6

7

4

Serving Size

Gran Lungo (150 ml ) (5.07 oz)

Gran Lungo (150 ml ) (5.07 oz)

Gran Lungo (150 ml ) (5.07 oz)

Gran Lungo (150 ml ) (5.07 oz)

Gran Lungo (150 ml )

 (5.07 oz)

Gran Lungo (150 ml )

(5.07 oz)

Origin

Kenyan and Ethiopian Arabicas

Colombian Arabica and Indian Robusta

Colombian Arabica and Indian Robusta

Colombian Arabicas and Guatemalan Robusta

Arabicas from Costa Rica

100% Ethiopian Arabica

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Is Arondio Gran Lungo Mild Coffee for You?

Arondio Nespresso will suit you if you want to brew balanced and light drinks. The washed Colombian Arabicas blended with a touch of Guatemalan Robusta beans make your morning perfect with cereal, caramel, nutty notes, and 135 mg caffeine content. However, if you want to; 

  • Taste a coffee blended with Indian Robusta and South and Central American Arabica beans; it has 200 mg caffeine content, a size of 5.7 oz gran lungo, and rich roasted cocoa and oak wood notes; Fortado Nespresso is meant for you.
  • Taste a coffee blended with Brazilian and Central American Arabica beans, has 170-200 mg caffeine content, a size of 7.7 oz coffee, and Biscuity, Cereal, Smooth & Balanced flavor, Melozio Nespresso will suit you. 
  • Taste a coffee blended with Nicaraguan and Ethiopian Arabica beans, has 170-200 mg caffeine content, a size of 7.7 oz coffee, and roasted cereal, bold & lively flavor; Odacio Nespresso is the best choice.
  • Taste a coffee blended with Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Central American Arabica beans, has 170-200 mg caffeine content, a size of 7.7 oz coffee, and Spicy, Woody, Rich & Strong flavor; Stormio Nespresso is the best option.

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