September 9, 2008
We've received the latest generation of the Nespresso Essenza machine line, the Essenza Touch. The Essenza Touch blends silky-soft finishes with intriguing modern shapes in the Nesspresso Essenza design. Both the soft-touch case and coffee ring defining the coffee nozzle are coated in a smooth, silky finish that so far we're finding really unique in the single serve coffee world. The Essenza Touch comes in two new soothing colors, the Essenza Touch Soft Red and Soft Gray.
Essenza models are available in two styles: a pure, slightly curved design (C-range) and a more curvaceous body shape (D-range). The Essenza Touch Collection 2008 (SRP $249) will be available in September exclusively in Nespresso boutiques, including Nespresso’s U.S. flagship boutique at 761 Madison Avenue in New York City, as well as boutiques in Bloomingdale’s in SoHo (New York), Chevy Chase, Md., Costa Mesa, Calif., and Chicago, and the Bay in Toronto and Vancouver, and through the Nespresso Club (1.800.562.1465 or www.nespresso.com).
We'll have our full review and thoughts soon. In the mean time, you can read our full review of the Nespresso Essenza C100 T.
September 2, 2008
Nespresso is introducing two new machines for 2008: Le Cube (review) Black and Le Cube Bronze Patina. The new colors Black and Bronze Patina exaggerate the minimalist design of the Le Cube range, with front panels dressed in the new hues and made of anodized aluminum for a subtle and even finish.
- Le Cube Black: Timeless Elegance - Elegant like a jaguar, the new Le Cube Black fascinates with its sleek design and timeless elegance. Black, as the most influential non-color of the fashion, architecture and design world is always prepared to make a statement, exuding strong characteristics such as strength, style and sensuality. The new Le Cube Black with its subtle aluminum finish becomes a bold accessory and precious gem in every design aficionados' home.
- Le Cube Bronze Patina: Modern Glamour - Modern images of the color bronze might arouse thoughts of golden deserts and sun-kissed summer skin. The new Le Cube hue Bronze Patina, however, takes its inspiration even further back into the past, where the ancient significance of this precious metal describes a color created by time and nature.
All Le Cube models offer one-touch buttons to control the optimal amount of coffee per cup, from the espresso to a Lungo, and is also made for latte macchiato preparations. Like all Nespresso systems, Le Cube Black and Le Cube Bronze Patina feature advanced technology with 19 bar high-pressure pump and thermoblock that guarantee optimal extraction and temperature, essential in producing a supreme espresso and the famous Nespresso crema.
The new Nespresso Le Cube Black (SRP $349) and Le Cube Bronze Patina (SRP $349) machines will be available in September in leading department stores, gourmet kitchen and specialty stores, Nespresso boutiques, including Nespresso's U.S. flagship boutique at 761 Madison Avenue in New York City, as well as boutiques in Bloomingdale's in SoHo (New York), Chevy Chase, Md., Costa Mesa, Calif., and Chicago, the Bay in Toronto and Vancouver, and through the Nespresso Club (1.800.562.1465 or www.nespresso.com).
August 21, 2008
The Aeroccino Plus froths hot and cold milk.
We love our little Aeroccino (review), and paired with our Nespresso C100T Essenza (review) - it's a tough combo to beat for lattes and cappuccinos. We're excited that Nespresso is improving the Aeroccino with a new larger version of its Aeroccino coffee accessory: the Aeroccino Plus. Besides offering hot milk froth, the new Aeroccino Plus now offers coffee lovers the option to also make cold milk froth. That's right folks - let's froth some cold milk!
How does it work? To produce warm frothed milk, heating the milk to temperatures between 140-149°F/60-65°C, quickly press the button once. To override the heating function, press the button for two full seconds.
The Aeroccino Plus will be available in September as part of a bundle package with the Nespresso Le Cube machine for $429 or the Nespresso D290 for $549 in leading department stores, as well as gourmet kitchen and specialty stores, throughout the United States and Canada. Additionally, the Aeroccino Plus will be sold exclusively as a stand-alone unit for $129 in Nespresso boutiques, including Nespresso’s U.S. flagship boutique at 761 Madison Avenue in New York City, as well as boutiques in Bloomingdale’s in SoHo (New York), Chevy Chase, Md., Costa Mesa, Calif., and Chicago, the Bay in Toronto and Vancouver, and through the Nespresso Club.
July 3, 2008
We get this question all the time as well here at Single Serve Coffee, but leave it to Scott over at Single Serve Espresso to give an amazing answer. We too prefer the richer Ristrettos, but also like the light Cosi from time to time. From Scott:
I get this question all the time, which capsule is best, and what should I be drinking? I think the best thing that Nespresso does is to include the full assortment with each machine so you get to try them and see what types of flavors are out there and which capsules you'll end up loving with your machine. The only thing better would be to include two of each! (I turned my sample holder into my capsule holder inside the cabinet door)
May 15, 2008
"Untitled" the winner of the Second Nespresso Design Competition looks more like
a nightlight than an espresso machine.
Nespresso always have the most amazing designs for their single serve coffee machines. Recently they held an awards ceremony for their second design contest in Milan. In total 4 winners were announced, including:
- First place was awarded to Brice Genre and Hanika Perez of the Université Toulouse Le Mirail in France for their creative design, "Untitled," which is an incredibly original coffee maker resembling a thermosensitive work of art that gradually changes appearance thanks to the heat of the water. Renowned designer Giulio Cappellini from Italy presented the €12,000 cash prize to the two students
- The second-place award went to Andreas Diefenbach from Staatliche Akademie Der Bildenden Künste in Germany. His design was entitled, "Pearl," a round coffee-maker with a luxurious design.
- Millete Balazs and Telekes Tamas from MOME - Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Hungary, was the third-place winner with their in-flight coffee machine, "Enjoy It While Flying."
- The Special mention was awarded to Francois Saudubray from EID in France for his "SOPRANO" design. An ingenious system of covers, each with a colour that is association with a particular Nespresso Grand Cru, makes it possible to preserve the aroma of coffee while recognizing one's cup.
Check out the interactive feature at Nespresso Design Contest Winners, and the full set of winner pictures after the jump.
Continue reading: "Second Nespresso Design Contest Winners - CoffeeLuxury Celebrated"
March 13, 2008
Nespresso has just announced their limited edition coffee for 2008 - Goroka. Goroka is described as precious, sophisticated, chiseled, and unique. The coffee is from East Papua New Guinea, and made from Arabica beans grown in a very humid and warm tropical rainforest. Goroka gets its name from the Mountain town where all coffee harvests are sent to be hulled before being sent all over the world.
We recommend visiting the Goroka site, as Nespresso always pulls out all the stops in presenting their limited edition coffees. We'll have to see if we can get some Goroka capsules for our Nespresso before they sell out.
The Nespresso Goroka Limited Edition 2008 coffee capsules will work in your Nespresso D90, Nespresso Le Cube, Nespresso Romeo, Nespresso Lattissima, Nespresso C100T, and other Nespresso single serve coffee and espresso makers.
At Nespresso Limited Edition 2008 Goroka
February 28, 2008
Eric Favre is the creator of Nespresso. Eric Favre patented the Nespresso process in 1978, the first step of the amazing story of an inventor turning his idea into one of the world's most successful single serve espresso and coffee products. We found some very interesting pictures and videos from the Lift Conference, and think if you can handle a little french - the video is very interesting. Even if you can't speak french, the pictures and feel of what Eric is communicating is there.
February 14, 2008
The Nespresso Romeo is one of the most unique single serve espresso and coffee makers around. It features a little balcony where your Nespresso capsule disappears, and then turns into an amazing shot of espresso. The Nespresso Romeo is also pretty high in price - debuting in the $800+ range. Now you can get this bundle at just $699 and it comes with 2 double walled Bodum Assam espresso glasses. That's a pretty amazing deal for a very unique espresso machine. You can read our full review of the Nespresso Romeo here.
At Nespresso E350 Romeo Single-Serve Automatic Espresso Coffee Machine + Bodum Assam Double Wall Espresso
January 23, 2008
We've yet to see it ourselves, but we overheard in the SingleServeCoffee.com Forums that Linens-N-Things is carrying the C100T/Aeroccino combo for $289.00. That's a pretty amazing deal given the Nespresso C100T is $229 and the Aeroccino is usually $89.95. And Linens-N-Things usually has a 20% coupon available. Let us know if you find this amazing deal in store.
Check out our review of the Nespresso C100T and the Aeroccino.
January 4, 2008
Image from the Financial Times
We think you'll enjoy this interesting article on Nespresso at the Financial Times. We also think you'd like to know we got quoted in the article about the cost of single serve coffee. Not too shabby for the New Year being only 4 days old.
The trick is to make such goods alluring and to set a price that is steep but affordable. UK newspaper executives sometimes moan that consumers refuse to pay 50p for a newspaper when they spend £2 on a coffee at Starbucks, but a newspaper is not the same thing as a Starbucks espresso. A shot of Nespresso – essentially – is the same.
“People can have their own coffee shop at home. They save because, even though it is more expensive than drip coffee, it is still a third of the price of Starbucks,” says Jay Brewer, founder of singleservecoffee.com, a website devoted entirely to, well, you get the idea.