Inizio Nespresso Review

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Our honest review of the Nespresso Inizio Vertuo pod is here. We brewed drinks with this lavish pod and decided to share its striking attributes. 

The Bottom Line

Nespresso Inizio Vertuo is a blend of Kenyan and Ethiopian Arabica beans. The blend of these beans delivers smooth and velvety drinks and keeps the floral aromatics intact. The rich toasted cereal note balances its strength and gives you a laid-back Sunday feeling. 

What is Inizio Nespresso?

Nespresso Inizio is an easygoing blend of Kenyan and Ethiopian Arabica beans. Inizio is the helping hand easing you into your every day. It delivers 5.7 oz (150 ml) juicy coffee that combines subtle floral and cereal notes. The smooth body and velvety texture give you that laid-back Sunday feeling and improve your day. 

What does Inizio taste like? 

I brewed gran lungo with Inizio and also tried it with milk. In both cases, it impressed me a lot. The juicy blend glows your cup with wild florals and herbal notes. The little acidity and a lot of sweetness make your Sunday morning refreshing. 

Nespresso Inizio Taste Test

I bought Inizio from Amazon; it delivered me a sleeve of 10 capsules. Inizio Vertuo pod is a new release from Nespresso, and I tested it. The Inizio pod has a coppery orange color, and I found it interesting. I brewed it in a lungo mug with the VertuoLine machine, i.e., Vertuo Next, as it is compatible with only Nespresso Vertuo machines. It smelled wonderful. Due to its dark color, I guessed its intensity should be around or equal to 5. Its scent hinted at toasted cereal, and when I tasted it, the initial impression was toasted cereal notes to me. I have a difficult time tasting it, but there is a little bit of a floral note. I could not decide what kind of floral note it possesses as I am not a floral person. The drink was acidic and lingering.

The body of the drink was low as it is smooth, but it has a nice texture to me. I felt it had a decent amount of oil when I drank it. I brewed another cup with milk, frothed the 3 oz milk, and poured it into the brewed gran lungo Inizio. The golden or blonde color was awesome. When I tasted it, my first expression was wow! The wild floral notes were gone, and I felt it was a bowl of toasted cereal notes. 

Nespresso Inizio Vertuo pod is a new addition, and I found it pretty good in terms of flavor, texture, and drink quality. 

Major Features of Nespresso Inizio

I have mentioned 10 major features of the Nespresso Inizio Vertuo pod. These features are enough to evaluate how East African originated Inizio differs from other Nespresso pods. These notable attributes and Inizio’s drink qualities help determine when we should brew this lavish pod. Well! In my personal experience, gran lungo Inizio amazed me all the time with smooth and full-bodied drinks and gave a laid-back Sunday feeling. Let’s dive into these features. 

Origin — Kenyan and Ethiopian Arabica beans

Nespresso Inizio Vertuo contains a Kenyan and Ethiopian Arabica blend and delivers smooth, full-bodied coffees to kick-start your day. This blend brings complexity and acidity to your drinks. Kenyan coffee adds body, while the Ethiopian Arabica blend brings toasted cereal notes. The great crema, acidic finish, and flickers of wild floral notes make the coffee rich on your palate.

Roasting Level — 2 out of 5

In gran lungo Inizio, the Arabica beans are roasted in two batches. In the first batch, i.e., the Ethiopian Arabicas get a lighter, shorter roast to keep the floral notes alive and balance the acidity. The other batch, a darker roast of Kenyan coffee, delivers great crema and balances its body. The light-medium roasting of East African Arabicas delivers a complex coffee cup and irresistible velvety mouthfeel.

Aroma — Rich Roasted Cereal Notes

When I brewed the Inizio medium roast coffee, its aromatic profile filled the room. The toasted cereal’s aroma gave me a sense of comfort and warmth. The juicy blend of East African Arabicas brings floral, cereal notes and gives me a kind of relief while wafting through the air. When I added milk, the floral notes fainted, and I felt only a rich roasted cereal aroma. The subtle floral and cereal notes let you kick start your day and make your morning breathtaking. 

Acidity — 3 out of 5

You cannot say that Inizio medium roast coffee has high or low acidity as in Nespresso Inizio; the Ethiopian Arabicas get a lighter, shorter roast to balance the acidity and keep the floral notes alive. The juicy blend delivers a creamy, smooth drink that hits your palate with malty and bright notes.

Bitterness — 2 out of 5

When I tasted gran lungo Inizio, I felt a bit of bitterness on the tip of my tongue. When I took sip after sip, the bitterness fainted, and the toasted cereal notes prevailed over everything. The balanced acidity and subtle bitterness allow you to kick back your lazy afternoon. 

Body — 2 out of 5

Nespresso Inizio Vertuo has a low body as it possesses a smooth and creamy texture. The longer, darker roast of Kenyan coffee adds body and delivers rich and creamy drinks. The drink was full-bodied but not heavy. I took sip after sip and slurped the whole cup in no time. The smooth body, dense crema, and creamy texture make it my favorite morning coffee and allow me to experience richness on my palate. 

Intensity — 4 out of 13

Nespresso gran lungo Inizio delivers a consistent morning cup. It is a blend of light-medium roasted Kenyan and Ethiopian Arabica beans, so it does not add too much acidity and bitterness to your drink, hence low bitterness. The coffee’s color indicated that its intensity would be around 4 or 5. This juicy blend kept bright and baggy notes intact till the last sip, and its wild florals give a laid-back Sunday feeling.  

Caffeine Content — 115-125 mg

Nespresso gran lungo pods contain about 120-200 mg of caffeine, enough to fulfill your caffeine needs. This caffeine content can make you active for the whole day. However, Nespresso Inizio, the blend of East African Arabicas, has high caffeine content and delivers full-bodied gran lungo drinks. When we calculated it in our lab, we found 115-125 mg caffeine content in this sumptuous Nespresso pod.

Flavor — Floral and herbal

When I brewed black espresso, Inizio delivered me rich toasted cereal notes. In each sip, the toasted cereal notes were dominant; also, there were a few floral notes. I did not estimate which wildflower, but I could say that it possesses flowery flickers. The split roast and a blend of East African Arabicas deliver medium roast coffee. I also brewed Inizio Vertuo pod with milk, the floral aromatics fainted, and I felt I was having a bowl of toasted cereals. Overall, I liked the aromatic notes of Inizio, and no doubt, it is best to brew either for breakfast or lunch. Every time it will surprise you. 

Finish — Rich Toasted Cereal note

When I finished my Inizio coffee, the floral and herbal notes gradually disappeared, and toasted cereal notes became dominant. The flickers of toasted cereal stayed for a longer time. The drink was rich, smooth, and lingering. After finishing Inizio, I felt that one cup was not enough and I should take another. 

Inizio Nespresso Intensity

Nespresso Inizio Vertuo coffee capsule adds low intensity to your drink. The dark color of the drink and light brown dense crema indicated that its intensity should be around 4 or 5. The Ethiopian Arabica blend comes with a velvety, smooth body and allows you to experience malty, herbal, and baggy notes in each sip. 

Inizio Nespresso Caffeine

Nespresso Inizio Vertuo coffee capsule has high caffeine content, i.e., 115-125 mg. The high caffeine content makes your drink stronger, but on the other hand, it has lethal effects on your health. High caffeine content increases the heartbeat and causes headaches or many other problems, so if you are sensitive to caffeine, use decaffeinated Nespresso pods such as Altissio Decaffeinato,—- Decaffeinato Intenso,—- Nespresso Melozio Decaffeinato, etc. 

However, if you like high caffeine content and caffeinated coffees, Inizio Nespresso is the best option. 

Inizio Nespresso Reddit

In Nespresso Inizio, I liked everything. The split roast delivers medium roast coffee, balances its acidity and strength, and delivers perfect crema keeping the floral aromatics intact; the juicy blend of East African Arabicas brings cereal notes. The consistent drink and creamy texture make Inizio one of my favorite Nespresso capsules. 

What size is Inizio?

Nespresso Inizio is a Vertuo pod and delivers a 5.7 oz (150 ml) smooth gran lungo drink. The velvety, smooth body of this Kenyan and Ethiopian Arabica blend comes with warmth and strength from its rich toasted cereal aromatic profile. It 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 

We got harsh or watery drinks when we brewed alto, carafe, espresso, or other brew sizes. So, it is better to brew only gran lungo-based recipes with the Inizio Vertuo pod.

How Do You Drink Gran Lungo Inizio?

In Inizio, the velvety, smooth body of this Kenyan and Ethiopian Arabica blend comes with warmth and strength from its rich toasted cereal note. I brewed some incredible milk and coffee recipes with Nespresso Inizio. Check out the link below to find out the easy method for these recipes.

What Nespresso Machines Are Compatible With Nespresso Inizio Vertuo Pod?

Nespresso offers two lines; OriginalLine and VertuoLine

OriginalLine machines use 19 bar pressure pumps and extract perfect flavor and aroma from OriginalLine Nespresso Pods and third-party Nespresso pods. They are best for frequent coffee drinkers. 

VertuoLine machines spin VertuoLine and  Starbucks by Nespresso Vertuoline pods at 7000 RPM, scan their barcode and extract the perfect shot. They are best for those who drink coffee now and then. 

Nespresso Inizio 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 Inizio Price

Nespresso always benefits its users and prevents them from regularly rushing to coffee shops. Nespresso pod brewers allow you to fulfill your caffeine needs at home and at a low cost. You can find it affordable if you brew your coffee with Nespresso or Keurig pods and machines at home. Regular visits to coffee shops are time-consuming and expensive. 

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

You can see in the above table that if you make your favorite milk and coffee recipes with Nespresso Inizio at home, you can save up to 80% of your money. Not only with Nespresso Inizio, but you can save the same amount with any of the OriginalLine or VertuoLine pods.

Compare Nespresso Inizio 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

Reviews

Recipes

Price

Is Inizio Nespresso Vertuo Medium Roast Coffee for You?

If you want to brew smooth, creamy, and full-bodied drinks in the morning, Inizio Nespresso is meant for you. Inizio is the helping hand easing you into your every day. The wild florals give you that laid-back Sunday feeling with the rich aromatic profile. The blend of Kenyan and Ethiopian Arabica beans delivers you a perfect cup with rich roasted cereal and herbal notes and 115-125 mg caffeine content. However, if you want to; 

  • To 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. 
  • To 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.
  • To taste a coffee blended with Colombian and Kenyan coffee beans, has 170-200 mg caffeine content, a size of 7.7 oz coffee, and Citric, Cerea, Fruity & Light-Bodied flavor, Solelio Nespresso should be of your preference. 
  • To 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.

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