Nespresso Fortado Decaffeinato Review

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We have incredible drinks with Nespresso Fortado Decaffeinato. The drink quality and striking features urged us to share our honest review. 

The Bottom Line

Nespresso Fortado Decaffeinato is a blend of Indian Robusta and Colombian Arabica beans. The intense blend delivers a strong drink and makes your morning perfect with woody and earthy notes.

 

Fortado Decaffeinato Meaning

Fortado Decaffeinato Gran Lungo Espresso Brews 5.0 oz drink. In Nespresso Fortado Decaffeinato, the decaffeinated Colombian Arabicas are used along with Indian Robusta beans. This blend adds less than 12 mg of caffeine and makes it best for caffeine-sensitive people.

What is the Taste of Fortado Decaffeinato?

In Nespresso Fortado Decaffeinato, a long roast at medium temperatures brings out the enjoyable coffee intensity in the Indian Robustas while the Arabica dark develop pleasant flavors. In my experience, the taste and texture of Fortado Decaffeinato are beyond anything. The smooth texture sits luxuriously on your tongue, and the bitter cocoa note and oak wood hints reinforce the coffee’s richness, making your evening better. I brewed gran lungo and milk recipes with Fortado Decaffeinato pod; it always amazed me. 

Fortado Decaffeinato Taste Test

I unboxed my Fortado Decaffeinato Gran Lungo 30-count coffee capsules, and its grey metallic appearance, surrounded by a red ring, was impressive. Its metallic grey color reminds me of some car colors, and the red circle indicates that it is decaffeinated. It is a VertuoLine pod and is only brewed with Nespresso VertuoLine machines, so I brewed it in a lungo mug. The dripping of intense gran lungo Vertuo coffee looked pretty cool. It did not deliver any noticeable aroma; even when I smelled it, I did not feel any scent. Well! I tasted it; I felt cocoa and oak notes in my first sip and uttered wow myself. The oak notes were dominant and stayed for a more extended period, making the drink lingering. 

When I took sip after sip, I also felt the leather taste and much bitterness, which I liked very much in the Fortado decaffeinato pod. The smooth texture danced on my palate and was lighter on my tongue. Overall, it possesses a pleasant flavor, and in my opinion, it is not best for morning coffee; however, you can enjoy it at night. Pair it with chocolates and vanilla and enjoy it as a dessert at night.

I frothed one-ounce cream and two-ounce Bailey’s in Aeroccino frother and added it to the brewed Fortado decaffeinato drink. The light brown color and taste of the coffee were fabulous. The coffee had a creamy texture, and I felt a bit of an alcoholic taste on my tongue. Enjoy hot or pour over ice; Fortado Decaffeinato will always amaze you. I think it is a solid entry into the world of Nespresso pods, and I suggest this pod remarkably. 

Fortado Decaffeinato Features

I have mentioned some essential attributes of Nespresso Vertuo Fortado Decaffeinato gran lungo. These features help us know how Fortado Decaffeinato differs from other Nespresso pods. The texture, flavor, and drink quality make you understand when you should brew this great pod. Scroll down and stick to the end to ensure you would not miss any of its features. Let’s study these characteristics in detail.

Origin — Indian Robusta and Decaffeinated Colombian Arabica beans

Nespresso Vertuo Fortado Decaffeinato gran lungo is a blend of Indian Robusta and decaffeinated Colombian Arabica beans. This blend delivers high-quality and full-bodied drinks and also balances its intensity. It glows your cup with a bitter cocoa powder note and adds bitterness to the coffee.

Roasting Level — 4 out of 5

The Nespresso Vertuo Fortado Decaffeinato gran lungo is roasted in splits. The Indian Robusta is roasted for a long time at a medium temperature and preserves its intensity till the last sip. The Arabic beans are roasted dark and bring oak wood and bitter cocoa notes to the drink.

Aroma — Cocoa And Oak Wood Notes

When I brewed Nespresso Vertuo Fortado Decaffeinato gran lungo, its aroma did not fill the room. The chocolatey and woody aromatic profile soothed my nose when I got closer. It has a welcoming, intense, and lingering aroma. The main point is that it does not lose its aroma even after decaffeination. It is the best after-dinner beverage.

Acidity — 1 out of 5

The Nespresso Vertuo Fortado Decaffeinato gran lungo delivers strong and bitter drinks, but it does not make your drink acrid, sour, or citrus. The dark roasted blend of Indian Robusta and Colombian Arabica beans adds mild acidity and retains intensity till the last sip.

Bitterness — 4 out of 5

When I drank Gran Lungo Fortado Decaffeinato, I felt bitterness on the tip of my tongue. The dark roasted blend of Robusta and Arabica beans makes the drink intense and graces your palate with bitter cocoa and carbony notes. 

Body — 4 out of 5

The Fortado Decaffeinato Vertuo coffee was intense and full-bodied. The smooth texture soothed my throat, and the blend of Robusta and Arabica beans delivered strong, dark, and heavy drinks. The briny and oak wood notes add richness to the Fortado Decaffeinato coffee. When I tried it with milk, its smoothness, creamy texture, and woody character were enhanced. 

Flavor — Woody & Earthy

When I took the first sip of Fortado Decaffeinato coffee, I felt oak wood and dark cocoa notes on my palate. But in another sip, the game changed, and the earthy and hidey notes danced on my palate. When I added milk, the oak wood notes became dominant, and the chocolate notes became underlying. My experience with Fortado Decaffeinato coffee was amazing; each sip gave me a new flavor and made my evening bewildering. 

Caffeine content — less than 12 mg 

Nespresso gran lungo pods contain about 120-200 mg of caffeine and are enough to fulfill your caffeine needs for one day. This caffeine content can make you active for the whole day. Nespresso Fortado Decaffeinato’s Indian Robusta comes at you in full force. It has a low caffeine content but still delivers intense and bitter gran lungo drinks. When we calculated it in our lab, we found less than 12 mg of caffeine content in this great Nespresso pod.

Intensity — 8 out of 11

The Fortado Decaffeinato Vertuo delivers intense and dark gran lungo. The medium and long roast Robusta beans add intensity to the drink without harshness. The dark color, dense brown crema, and bitterness made my day astonishing. While drinking it, I did not feel that it was decaffeinated. Although it delivers bitter and intense drinks, it does not make it harsh, allowing you to drink the whole cup in no time. 

Finish — Chocolaty and Oak wood notes

The oak wood notes were dominant when I finished my Fortado Decaffeinato coffee. It stayed for a long time and made the drink linger. In the end, I felt a bitter note on my tongue, but this bitterness is balanced with chocolaty notes. The coffee was smooth and left its character forever in my mind. I still remember its robust character and woody and earthy notes. The decaffeinated aspect allowed me to take 2-3 cups daily.

Fortado Decaffeinato Nespresso Caffeine Content

Nespresso Gran Lungo Fortado Decaffeinato has less than 12 mg caffeine content. The caffeine content delivers more potent and intense drinks but does not adversely affect the health of caffeine-sensitive people. High caffeine content increases the heartbeat and causes headaches or many other problems, so Fortado Decaffeinato is the best addition to the world of Nespresso capsules.

Fortado Nespresso Strength

Nespresso Gran Lungo Fortado Decaffeinato delivers full-strength drinks with solid character. The long roasted Indian Robusta and Central American Arabicas dark blend provide strong, intense, and heavy beverages. The hidey, woody, bitter cocoa, and earthy notes add richness to the coffee and make it one of the best after-dinner coffee. 

Fortado Decaffeinato Nespresso Coffee blend Brew Size

Nespresso Fortado Decaffeinato is a Vertuo pod and is only made with Nespresso VertuoLine machines. Vertuo machines offer six cup 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 

These Nespresso VertuoLine pods are part of the Gran Lungo range that will provide you with a 5.07 oz serving of espresso and extend the pleasure of espresso for any coffee drinker. We also tried other brew sizes but got sour, acrid (espresso or double espresso), and watery drinks (alto, carafe). So, I suggested brewing only gran lungo or other lungo-based beverages with the Fortado Decaffeinato Vertuo pod.

Nespresso Fortado Decaffeinato Recipe

I have brewed many incredible recipes with Fortado Decaffeinato, and the results were amazing. If you want to know the easy method for these recipes, click the below link.

Difference Between Fortado Decaffeinato and Fortado Caffeine Content

Nespresso Fortado has a 200 mg caffeine content and delivers intense, strong, and heavy beverages. Many caffeine-sensitive people avoid this pod due to its high caffeine content. Nespresso Fortado Decaffeinato is a blend of Indian Robusta and Decaffeinated Colombian Arabica beans, so it has less than 12 mg caffeine content and is best for caffeine-sensitive people.

What Nespresso Machines Are Compatible With Nespresso Fortado Decaffeinato Aluminum Coffee Pods?

Nespresso offers two lines; OriginalLine and VertuoLine

Original machines extract perfect aroma and flavor from OriginalLine Nespresso capsules using 19 bar pressures. They are compatible with OriginalLine Nespresso pods and third-party capsules and are best for a frequent coffee drinker. 

VertuoLine machines: Nespresso Vertuo delivers a full range of cup sizes and coffee styles from espresso to full-cop coffee with easy-to-use Nespresso capsules. They use the Centrifusion technique and extract the perfect shot from Nespresso VertuoLine pods and  Starbucks by Nespresso Vertuo pods. They  are best for those who drink coffee now and then. 

Nespresso Fortado Decaffeinato 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.

Is Nespresso Aluminum Capsules recyclable?

Nespresso offers a Pods Recycling Program, fulfill its collective commitment, and protects the environment. Nespresso aluminium capsules are fully recyclable and guarantee coffee freshness. Many people avoid buying Nespresso brewers and capsules as they used to think they had to throw the pods after one use, which is a wasteful act and damages the environment. But Nespresso pods are made of recyclable material, i.e., Aluminum, which is melted down and reused multiple times. If you are a resident of New York City, you can directly dispense your Nespresso Pods into the recycling bin/bag to recycle them. However, If you are not a New York City resident, you must order a recycling bag from Nespresso; the company ships the bag free, accommodating 200 used Nespresso Aluminum capsules. Fill the recycling bag with used Aluminum coffee pods, ship it back to the company, and the company will recycle your used pods.

Nespresso Fortado Decaffeinato Price

If you brew your favorite milk and coffee recipes with Nespresso Fortado Decaffeinato at home, you will find it inexpensive. Nespresso capsule brewers allow you to save your money and time. If you buy a Nespresso machine and Nespresso or Keurig pods, you don’t have to rush to the coffee shops, which is a tiresome experience. The below statistics make it clearer how much you can save by staying and brewing at home.

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, if you brew beverages with Nespresso Fortado Decaffeinato at home, you can save up to 80% of your money. Not only with Nespresso Fortado Decaffeinato, but you can save the same amount with any of the OriginalLine or Vertuo capsules.

Compare Nespresso Fortado Decaffeinato 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 Fortado Decaffeinato Gran Lungo for You?

Fortado Decaffeinato is meant for you if you want to brew intense, full-bodied drinks. It is a blend of Indian Robusta and Colombian Decaffeinated Arabica beans. It makes your evening or night amazing with bitter cocoa, oak wood notes, and less than 12 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 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.
  • Taste a coffee blended with South American and Costa Rican coffee beans, has 50-60 mg caffeine content, a size of 1.35 oz espresso, and Cocoa, Roasted, Full-Bodied & Creamy flavor; Altissio Nespresso is the best choice.

Important FAQs

Is Fortado Decaffeinato Decaffeinated?

Nespresso Fortado Decaffeinato comes to you in full force with dark cocoa and woody notes. In Nespresso Fortado Decaffeinato, the decaffeinated Colombian Arabica beans are used along with Indian Robusta. This blend adds less than 12 mg of caffeine and makes it best for caffeine-sensitive people.

What Does Decaffeinato Mean Nespresso?

The term decaffeinated means without caffeine or absence of caffeine in something. In context to Nespresso, it means caffeine is absent in Nespresso coffee. Nespresso Decaffeinated Nespresso pods are the best alternatives for caffeine-sensitive people.

What Kind Of Coffee Is Fortado?

Nespresso Fortado blends dark roasted Colombian Arabica and Indian Robusta beans. This blend preserves the strong character and delivers intense and bitter gran lungo. It graced your palate with a full-bodied and smooth texture and woody and earthy notes. 

How Much Caffeine Is In A Fortado Nespresso?

Nespresso Fortado has a 200 mg caffeine content and delivers intense, bitter, and heavy beverages. It is a blend of Indian Robusta and South and Central American Arabica beans and makes your morning better with rich roasted cocoa and oak wood notes.

How Much Caffeine Is In A Fortado Decaffeinato Nespresso?

Nespresso Fortado Decaffeinato is a blend of Indian Robusta and Decaffeinated Colombian Arabica beans, so it has less than 12 mg caffeine content and is best for caffeine-sensitive people.

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