December 7, 2006
The big thing in New York this week? The new Nespresso Boutique Bar. The big bummer? We got invited but couldn't attend. Oh well, we will be visiting New York soon enough and will have to stop by. The Nespresso Boutique Bar is located in New York City at 761 Madison Avenue, between 65th and 66th Streets, the Nespresso Boutique Bar will serve a discerning clientele in one of the city’s most prestigious residential and shopping areas, which is home to the world’s most fashionable brands.
Lot's of pictures after the jump...
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November 30, 2006
In time for the launch of the Nespresso Boutique in New York, Nespresso has created a set of flavored coffees. We fired up our Nespresso C90 and made both Lungo - 3 oz cups of single serve coffee and shots of espresso of the new flavors.
The Nespresso Variations come in the following flavors:
- Absolute Vanilla Smoothness
- Fruity, Spicy Apple and Cinnamon Fusion
- Cool Aniseed Sensation
Pricing will be $.55 a capsule or $5.50 per 10 capsule sleeve and we received 6 sleeves total to taste. What do we think? What does the licorice coffee taste like?
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November 27, 2006
Readers are always writing in asking the Single Serve Coffee staff how much the different single serve coffee systems cost to own and operate and especially how much each cup of single serve coffee will cost. We think the questions "what's best", or what's "cheapest," or what's "least expensive" all fall under this category of question as well, but starting with what type of coffee you'd like to make and how much it will cost is a good way to find out which single serve coffee maker is the least expensive to own and operate.
Are Senseo Coffee Pods, Tassimo T-Disks, K-Cups or Nespresso Coffee Capsules the best option for you? Which system falls in your price range? Does the single serve coffee maker or system match your coffee drinking habits? These are all good questions that go hand and hand with the price per cup.
The guide below should give you all the detail you need to know on what coffee system may be right for you. Depending on which type of single serve coffee maker you choose, be it coffee pods, k cups, t discs, or nespresso capsules, you'll be choosing the type of coffee you can get per system and also how much per cup your single serve coffee will cost, and how flexible that cost can be, and what types of coffee the single serve coffee maker can prepare.
If you look at the four major type of single serve coffee you can purchase there are essentially 4 main types:
- Coffee Pods - work with a variety of single serve coffee makers including: Senseo, Bunn My Cafe, Melitta One:One, Grindmaster, simplehuman, and Krups Home Cafe. Coffee pod brewers are the "open standard" of single serve coffee makers, with the largest variety of coffees available reaching over 250+ varieties of coffee pods.
- K Cups - work only with Keurig brewers. Models include: Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, and the newly released Keurig B70 Brewer. You can expect to get in the 150+ variety range for K Cup types of coffee as well as tea.
- T Discs: works only with the Tassimo line of single serve coffee makers. You can expect to get 30+ different coffees and teas for your Tassimo brewer.
- Nespresso Coffee Capsules: works only with the Nespresso line of single serve coffee makers. On average there are 12 regular varieties and 3-4 unique varieties per year.
Given the run down of each of the different types, how much does each cup of single serve coffee cost per system?
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November 13, 2006
We've been following the growth of Nespresso over the past two years, and really think the high end boutique concept is dead on for such a high end brand. We also know that soon in New York, Nespresso will be adding a boutique as well. But in the mean time, if you're in Brazil you can check out what the Nespresso coffee boutique is all about.
Nestle has picked Sao Paulo, Brazil, as the location for its first store in Latin America dedicated to selling its Nespresso brand coffee and gourmet coffee makers, business daily Valor Economica reported Monday. The first shop will be opened in December in Jardins, a wealthy Sao Paulo neighborhood, Nestle's Brazil foodservice director, Jurg Blaser, told the newspaper. The gourmet coffee used in Nespresso represents roughly 2% of Brazil's specialty coffee production, the newspaper reported. Specialty coffee represents 10% of Brazil's total coffee production, or around 4 million 60-kilogram bags. Nespresso is made with special coffee makers to inject various types of small, flavored water capsules into the coffee. The machines sell for at least $200 and as high as $2,500.
November 9, 2006
We've been writing our reviews for the new Nespresso Variations coffee flavors coming this month, and have to say how much we love our little Nespresso Essenza C90. We also know over the past year, Nespresso has improved the C90 to include programmable and automatic control of the amount of coffee you make per cup.
The new Nespresso machine is the C100T Essenza. With one push of a button, the Nespresso Essenza Flow Stop in the C100T will automatically make a perfect cup of coffee every time, in either pre-programmed espresso or Lungo 5 ounce cup of coffee size. The coffee machine also features a 34 ounce water reservoir, 19 bar high-pressure pump, and automatic ejection of used capsules on lifting the handle.
We think bang for your Nespresso buck, this is the most affordable Nespresso machine at just over $200, and one of the most attractive. Review of the new Nespresso Variations coffee flavors soon.
At Nespresso C100T Essenza Single-Serve Automatic Espresso Machine and Nespresso Variations
October 16, 2006
Twice a year Nespresso offers two different limited edition coffee's for your Nespresso single serve coffee system. The new Ensibuko coffee is from Uganda and combines Arabica and Robusta coffees. We just watched the movie last night, "The Last King of Scotland" and it makes this coffee even that much more special. Uganda has been through some pretty terrible times over the past 30 years, and after such a brutal movie, it's nice to have a cup of coffee from the troubled Uganda to remind us not everything is going terribly wrong there.
The Nespresso Ensibuko Limited Edition Coffee Capsules are very rich and dark. We've been using our Nespresso C90 and doing two capsules for a larger Lungo cup of coffee. The coffee produced is also low in acid and has a very rich mouth feel. The crema is thick and creamy and we're really impressed with the overall character the coffee has.
Want to get your own Nespresso Ensibuko Limited Edition Coffee Capsules? You'll only able to get them online at Nespresso or in select Nespresso boutiques.
October 13, 2006
We love our Nespresso C90 and look forward to the different Nespresso club exclusive coffee blends that come only twice a year. Well - the Nespresso Variations are something completely different. It's really a first for Nespresso - flavored coffees. Now flavored coffees aren't new, but they are for Nespresso.
The new Nespresso Variations come in the following flavors:
- Absolute Vanilla Smoothness
- Fruity, Spicy Apple and Cinnamon Fusion
- Cool Aniseed Sensation
These flavors won't be out until Mid-November, and will only be available through the Nespresso Store online or in select Nespresso boutiques. Pricing will be $.55 a capsule or $5.50 per 10 capsule sleeve.
Best of all? We just received an entire set to review. We'll have a full review soon and can't wait to try the Cool Aniseed - as licorice is our favorite flavor. Pernod anyone?
September 28, 2006
Twice a year Nespresso offers two different limited edition coffee's for your Nespresso single serve coffee system. The new Ensibuko coffee is from Uganda and combines Arabica and Robusta coffees. The combination produces a very dark cup of single serve coffee or espresso. You'll want to visit the Ensibuko web site for the full story, and with all Nespresso coffee capsule exclusives, it's quite multimedia show.
Check out our Nespresso category for more news and reviews on Nespresso, and our recent review of the Nespresso Le Cube.
September 25, 2006
Looks like Nespresso is getting a little too big for just a few coffee plants and needs more space for all those Nespresso capsules. We're a pretty big fan of the Nespresso system and growth means the system is here to stay. Perhaps this will mean even more exclusive coffee capsules for your Nespresso system in the future.
Sales of Nespresso, which is made from hermetically sealed aluminium capsules containing ground coffee, have risen more than 30 per cent annually for the last five years. Nestlé praised the division for driving the company's 7.8 per cent increase in beverage sales during the first half of 2006. The decision to build a new production and distribution centre displays the firm's confidence in continued market growth. Nespresso, dubbed coffee's answer to teabags, has latched on to the coffee culture already present in several European countries and growing rapidly in others, especially the UK.
Full Article at Nestlé to build fresh factory for Nespresso
September 5, 2006
We're always on the look out for something to make our single serve coffee experience even better. Last year we ran several articles on products you could get that would bring milk frothing to your single serve coffee and now we're excited to tell you about the new Aeroccino Automatic Milk Frother from Nespresso.
The Aeroccino Automatic Milk Frother is a new, automatic and simple way of creating light, creamy milk froth. You just pour in some cold or hot, fresh skim milk and press the button. The Aeroccino quietly and quickly produces an milk froth, which you can enjoy in many different coffee recipes including lattes and cappuccinos.
To test the Aeroccino Automatic Milk Frother, we used our Nespresso C90 for espresso creation - more in the lungo size. We also tried 1% milk, Skim milk, and 2% milk to see what would happen using the Aeroccino. How did it fair? Does it actually make good frothed milk?
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