Cafecito De Puerto Rico Nespresso Review 2022

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Our honest review of the Nespresso Cafecito De Puerto Rico Vertuo pod is here. We brewed drinks with this incredible pod and decided to share its striking features. 

The Bottom Line

Nespresso Cafecito De Puerto Rico is a blend of Latin American Arabica beans from Puerto Rico’s island. The dark roasted blend delivers bold, intense, and full-bodied double shots and graces your palate with dark cocoa and spicy notes.

What is Nespresso Cafecito De Puerto Rico? Cafecito De Puerto Rico Meaning

Cafecito De Puerto Rico indicated that the Arabica beans originated from the Island of Puerto Rico. These Arabica beans are dark roasted and deliver intense and bold espresso shots. It is a transformative power coffee that allows you to experience rich roasted cocoa and spicy notes and make your day refreshing.

What is Nespresso Cafecito De Puerto Rico Taste?

I have brewed double shots with Cafecito De Puerto Rico and also brewed it with cream and brown sugar. In the case of double shots, I felt too many spicy and peppery notes, but with milk/cream, the chocolatey and sweet molasses notes made my day amazing. 

Cafecito De Puerto Rico Nespresso Taste Test

I brewed a double espresso shot with Cafecito De Puerto Rico; I was impressed with its dark color and dense crema. The scent was amazing, and I felt a bit of black pepper aroma. When I took a sip, the cocoa notes hit my palate. I also felt bitterness on the tip of my tongue, and the long-lasting peppery notes prevailed over everything. The spicy brown or sour notes were the same as when I had eaten something hot and spicy. I must say it was a truly unique coffee experience.

Then, I brew Cafecito De Puerto Rico with cream and brown sugar. I frothed the cream and poured it on top of the coffee. The blonde color looked cool. Its taste was so good that I did not have words to describe it. The bitter chocolatey notes and sweet molasses had masked the peppery notes. The texture was amazing. Nespresso Cafecito De Puerto Rico soothed me a lot and urged me to demand cup after cup and to say I am a proud Puerto Rican. 

Cafecito De Puerto Rico Nespresso Features

We have focused on 10 major attributes of the Nespresso Cafecito De Puerto Rico Vertuo pod. These attributes very well differentiate Puerto Rico from all other Nespresso pods. These characteristics also help us to understand when we should take this intense and bold drink. Let’s have a complete insight into these features.

Origin — Latin American Arabica Beans From Puerto Rico’s Island

Nespresso Cafecito De Puerto Rico is a blend of Latin American Arabica beans from the island of Puerto Rico. These single-origin beans balance their spicy flavor and intensity until the last sip.

Roasting Level — 5 out of 5

The roasting level directly affects coffee’s acidity and also determines whether you will get ideal harmony or not. In Cafecito De Puerto Rico, the Arabica beans are roasted in two batches. The first batch is dark-roasted and brings dark cocoa notes to the drink. The other batch is roasted lightly and balances out its acidity very well.

Aroma — Spicy And Cocoa

When I brewed a double shot with Cafecito De Puerto Rico, I felt the brown spicy, and peppery aroma. The aroma was intense and robust. The bitter chocolatey notes soothed my throat when I added milk to the drink. The dark cocoa notes have masked the peppery aroma. 

Acidity — 1 out of 5

Cafecito De Puerto Rico beautifully balanced the coffee’s acidity. It delivers authentic espresso and satisfies the cravings of espresso lovers. The spicy, peppery, and dark roasted notes make your day. I was not too fond of spicy and sour flavors, so I brewed it with milk and got amazed with bitter chocolate and carbony notes. 

Bitterness — 4 out of 5

True espresso lovers prefer to drink bitter coffee, and I also love that bitter taste. The Cafecito De Puerto Rican coffee has fulfilled my demand. It delivers royal coffee that allows you to experience bitterness on the tip of your tongue. I enjoyed the bitter cocoa notes and sweet molasses flavor in full swing.

Body — 3 out of 5

The Cafecito De Puerto Rico delivered full-bodied coffee. The creamy texture sat luxuriously on my tongue when I brewed and tasted it. The drink was intense and bold. Although it was bold and full-bodied, it was not too heavy. I drank the whole cup in no time and neither found it heavy nor felt any harshness. 

Intensity — 10 out of 11

The Cafecito De Puerto Rico is a blend of dark roasted Arabica beans, so it delivers intense drinks. The drink was bold and intense. I felt bitter cocoa notes on my tongue. However, it did not add too much acidity, but carbony and spicy brown notes added bitterness and delivered intense beverages. 

Caffeine Content — 120-140 mg

Nespresso pods contain 80 mg of caffeine, enough to fulfill your caffeine needs. The same caffeine content is present in a standard coffee cup. However, Nespresso Cafecito De Puerto Rico has high caffeine content and delivers intense and full-bodied espresso beverages. When we measured it in our lab, we found 120-140 mg caffeine content in this sumptuous Nespresso pod.

Flavor — Peppery, And Spicy

In my experience, I felt peppery and spicy notes. The carbony and spicy brown notes graced my palate when I took another sip. I was not too fond of sour or spicy beverages, so I decided to brew it with milk and brown sugar. It was the drink that I wanted. Puerto Rico’s rich flavor has always amazed me. The bitter cocoa notes soothed my mouth, and the creamy texture allowed me to slurp the whole cup in no time. 

Finish — Bitter Cocoa And Sweet Molasses

I felt salty and bitter notes when I finished my Cafecito De Puerto Rico limited edition coffee. But its peppery or sour aftertaste is balanced with bitter cocoa and sweet molasses flavor. I felt I was wandering in the chocolatey world. I still remember its peppery aroma, carbony, cocoa notes, and creamy texture. Whenever I am reminded of this harmonious pod, I want to brew and drink this creamy, intense, and bold drink.

Cafecito De Puerto Rico Nespresso Caffeine

Nespresso Cafecito De Puerto Rico Vertuo pod has high caffeine content, i.e., 120-140 mg. The high caffeine content no doubt makes your drink stronger and more intense, but on the other hand, it is dangerous to caffeine-sensitive people. High caffeine content increases the heartbeat or causes other problems, so if you are sensitive to caffeine, try to use decaffeinated Nespresso capsules such as Altissio Decaffeinato,—- Decaffeinato Intenso,—- Melozio Decaffeinato, etc.

However, if high caffeine content does not bother you and you like high caffeinated coffees, Nespresso Cafecito De Puerto Rico is the best option. 

Cafecito De Puerto Rico Nespresso Intensity

Nespresso Cafecito De Puerto Rico delivers intense and high-quality coffee. The dark-roasted blend of Arabica beans beautifully balances its acidity and bitterness. It preserves intensity till the last sip and delivers bold and creamy beverages with bitter cocoa, spicy, and peppery notes. 

Cafecito De Puerto Rico Nespresso Calories

Calories 2Percent value
Total fat (0.1 g)0%
Saturated fat (0g)0%
Trans fat (0g)0%
Cholesterol (0 mg)0%
Sodium (4.7 mg)0%
Potassium (0 mg)0%
Total carbohydrates (0g)0%
Dietary fiber (0g)0%
Sugars (0g)0%
Protein (0.3 g)1%
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%

Cafecito De Puerto Rico Nespresso How To Make

I prepared an Iced Flat White and many other beverages with Cafecito De Puerto Rico, and the results were amazing. To find the complete instructions for these recipes, click the link below.

What Nespresso Machines Are Compatible With Cafecito De Puerto Rico Nespresso Vertuo Pod?

Nespresso offers two lines; OriginalLine and VertuoLine

OriginalLine machines use powerful 19 bars pressure and extract the perfect flavor from OriginalLine Nespresso Pods and third-party Nespresso pods. These machines are best for those who drink coffee regularly. 

VertuoLine machines use the Centrifusion technique, scan the pod barcode, spin it at 7000 RPM, and pull the desired shot. These machines work well with VertuoLine and  Starbucks by Nespresso Vertuoline pods.

Nespresso Cafecito De Puerto Rico is a VertuoLine pod. You can brew it with any of the Nespresso VertuoLine machines such as Vertuo,—- VertuoPlus,—- VertuoPlus Deluxe,—- Vertuo Next, and Evoluo

Puerto Rico Coffee Roasters

World Coffee Research and Puerto Rico Coffee Roasters plant 2.25 million new coffee trees in Puerto Rico. Nespresso also supports this organization and is committed to 50,000 trees. Besides these roasters, Nespresso has its own roasters and roast and ground coffee beans on its own and prepare desired coffee pods. To support these efforts, Nespresso consumers recycle their used capsules using a limited edition recycling bag. Every Puerto Rico recycling bag represents one new coffee tree planted on the island. Hispanic Federation also plays an important part and invites U.S. consumers to donate coffee trees and rebuild farms damaged by hurricanes.

Puerto Rico’s Coffee Beans

Nespresso always focused on the importance of coffee farming and coffee culture. It launched its first Puerto Rican coffee; this limited edition, extremely rare coffee highlights the natural earthiness of Puerto Rico’s coffee beans. Nespresso worked with Hispanic Federation and coffee farmers in Puerto Rico and revitalized their coffee crops, coffee farms, and 80 percent of the island’s coffee trees that have been destroyed after hurricanes.

Who Owns The Nespresso?

Nestlé S.A wholly owned Nespresso. Many people think that Nespresso Ambassador George Clooney is its owner, but it is not true. George Clooney is only the ambassador of Nespresso USA. Nespresso launched AAA Sustainable Quality Program in 2003 and improved farmer livelihoods. It always supports high-quality coffee production and has a long legacy of supporting coffee-growing regions and communities worldwide.

Cafecito De Puerto Rico Nespresso Brew Size

Nespresso Cafecito De Puerto Rico delivers a 2.7 oz double espresso or double shot. It is a Vertuo pod and is only brewed with Nespresso VertuoLine machines. Vertuo 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 

If you brew other cup sizes with it, you will get only yellowish water. So, it is better to brew only double espresso-based recipes with the Cafecito De Puerto Rico Vertuo pod.

Cafecito De Puerto Rico Nespresso Price

If you brew your coffee recipes at home with the Nespresso pod coffee machine, you can save considerable money. You don’t have to rush to the coffee shops regularly with Keurig or Nespresso capsules and machines. Nespresso always helps you to save your time and money. Let’s have a look at the below table. 

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

So, the above table shows that if you buy a Nespresso Cafecito De Puerto Rico and brew your favorite coffee recipes at home, you can save up to 80% of your money. Nespresso delivers you a sleeve of 10 capsules at $20. It is not only restricted to Nespresso Cafecito De Puerto Rico, but you can save the same amount with any of the OriginalLine or VertuoLine pods.

Compare Nespresso Bianco Leggero with Other Double Espresso Capsules (VertuoLine)

Product

Nespresso Line

VertuoLine

VertuoLine

VertuoLine

VertuoLine

VertuoLine

VertuoLine

Email Reviews

21,000

21,400

1,520

250

100

9.500

Overall Score

96/100

96/100

96/100

87/100

87/100

96/100

Basic Flavors

Intense Roasted, Cocoa, Dark & Bold

Woody, Roasted, Dense & Wild

Toasted Cereal, Fruity

Sweet Biscuit

Dark Cocoa, Spice, Cocoa & Spicy

smooth, sweet notes

Caffeine Content

100 – 120 mg

100 – 120 mg

100 – 120 mg

100 – 120 mg

100 – 120 mg

50–60 mg

Intensity

8

6

6

6

10

6

Serving Size

Double Espresso (80 ml) (2.7 oz)

Double Espresso (80 ml) (2.7 oz)

Double Espresso (80 ml) (2.7 oz)

Double Espresso (80 ml) (2.7 oz)

Double Espresso (80 ml) (2.7 oz)

Espresso (40 ml) (1.35 oz)

Origin

Central America Robusta & Arabica

Pure Arabica from Central and South America

Ethiopian coffee beans

Arabicas from Indonesia and Kenya

Latin American Arabicas from the island of Puerto Rico

Special blend of beans from Latin America

Reivews

Recipes

Price

Is Cafecito De Puerto Rico Nespresso Best For You?

If you want to brew intense and full-bodied espresso double shots, Nespresso Cafecito De Puerto Rico is meant for you. The blend of Latin American Arabica beans from Puerto Rico’s island makes your morning better with dark cocoa, spicy notes, and 120-140 mg caffeine content. However, if you want to; 

  • To taste a coffee blended with Kenyan and Indonesian Arabica beans, has 140 mg caffeine content, a size of 2.7 oz double espresso, and biscuity, nutty, and caramelly flavor, Nespresso Bianco Leggero will suit you. 
  • To taste a coffee blended with Ethiopian and Peruvian Arabica beans with 100-120 mg caffeine content, a size of 2.7 oz double espresso, and toasted cereal and fruity notes, Nespresso Ice Leggero is best for you.
  • To taste a coffee blended with dark roasted South American and Indonesian Arabica beans, has 170-200 mg caffeine content, a size of 7.7 oz coffee, intensity 6, and cereal, woody, and peppery flavor, Nespresso Ice Forte is the best option.
  • To taste a coffee blended with light-roasted South and Central American Arabica beans has 100-120 mg caffeine content, a size of 2.7 oz double espresso, intensity 8, and caramel and biscuit notes; Nespresso Double Espresso Chiaro should be of your preference.
  • To taste a coffee that is a blend of dark-roasted Central American Robusta and Arabica beans, has 100-120 mg caffeine content, a size of 2.7 oz double espresso, intensity 11, and chocolatey and vanilla notes; Nespresso double espresso Scuro will suit you.

Important FAQs

What Flavor Is Cafecito De Puerto Rico Nespresso?

Cafecito De Puerto Rico delivers peppery and spicy notes. When you brew it with milk and brown sugar, the bitter chocolatey and sweet molasses notes will mask the peppery notes. Moreover, the creamy texture allows you to slurp the whole cup quickly. 

Do You Add Milk To Cafecito De Puerto Rico?

Yes, it is better to brew Cafecito De Puerto Rico with milk. Without milk, you will get more spicy and peppery notes, but when you add milk, the bitter chocolatey and sweet molasses notes soothe you. So it is better to brew milk beverages with Cafecito De Puerto Rico to get balanced and creamy drinks.

Is Cafecito De Puerto Rico A Double Espresso?

Yes, Nespresso Cafecito De Puerto Rico delivers intense and bold double espresso with a creamy texture. However, this Nespresso double espresso pod is not too famous. 

How Strong Is Cafecito De Puerto Rico?

Nespresso Cafecito De Puerto Rico delivers strong and intense drinks. The dark-roasted blend of Arabica beans delivers bold and full-bodied shots. It balances its acidity, bitterness, and intensity till the last sip. Each sip allows you to experience peppery, dark-roasted cocoa, and spicy notes. 

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