September 4, 2012
It's that time of year again when Nespresso launches one of it's limited edition Grand Crus. This year they have launched Crealto and it's ready to order. What made Nespresso create the "Crealto"? Nespresso Green Coffee Specialist Alexis Rodriquez was inspired by Michelin-starred chef Mauro Colagreco's love of long-roasting techniques at low temperatures. Crealto reveals roasted notes that are surprisingly round and a lingering finish, which is achieved by a long roasting method by Nespresso.
Continue reading: "Nespresso Crealto Limited Edition Grand Cru"
August 29, 2012
The new Nespresso U model espresso machine recently arrived at Williams Sonoma. It's been available in Australia & the United Kingdom since June. Williams Sonoma sells the U machine for $199 & $249 with the aerochino plus. We've called our local Williams Sonoma at the Burlington, MA store (and so did our tipster Mark) yesterday, and confirmed its in stock, in all 4 colors.
The U model is exclusively available at Williams Sonoma for now. It will also be available at the Nespresso US website to purchase on August 31st.
Continue reading: "Nespresso U Espresso Maker"
August 6, 2012
It's been quiet on the Nespresso crazy design front, but this machine designed by Tali Shilo is exactly what they need to step it up. It's just a concept for now until Nespresso themselves take notice of this amazing design. We think it also has a hint of Flavia Creation station in the design. Perhaps Flavia and Nespresso should work together.
Via Gadget Mac
June 8, 2012
3rd Generation ECO capsules for Nespresso have become available at the ECO capsule ebay store. In Espresso Capsules and Capsule Reviews forums contributor TomC has tested them in the Citiz using 3 different preground espresso coffees--- Illy Medium Roast, Pilon and Cafe Bustello. Results on all three test were excellent with amazing crema produced.
Continue reading: "3rd Generation ECO capsules for Nespresso Available"
June 4, 2012
Over in Espresso Capsules and Capsule Reviews in the Single Serve Coffee Forums there's word a Swiss inventor has come up with refillable stainless steel Nespresso capsules. There's already refillable capsules made from plastic on the market, but you have to love the need to make a stainless steel one. The review site is in french but you can read the translation here.
It will be interesting to see if any of these make it to US shores.
May 14, 2012
It’s been a while since we’ve done a Nespresso capsule review here at Single Serve Coffee, but with this latest Limited Edition dubbed Naora (a combination of the English word "now" with the Spanish equivalent of the same word "ahora"), we just couldn’t pass it up. This Grand Cru is truly unique in that it marks the first time Nespresso have deviated from the norm and applied techniques from an entirely different industry during the harvesting process. Instead of using usual methods, they worked in close collaboration with Colombian coffee growers and employed harvesting techniques usually found in vineyards during wine production.
Continue reading: "Review: Nespresso Naora Limited Edition Coffee Capsules"
May 1, 2012
Over in Coffee Talk at the Single Serve Coffee Forums there's word that Nespresso is airing a commercial where they tout clothing is optional. One often wonders why people get all dressed to go to a cafe, when they can simply have amazing single serve coffee and espresso in the comfort of their home. We routinely have our single serve coffee right out of the shower, and wander around in a robe, but wandering around in a towel is an interesting idea especially if you look this good drinking coffee.
Continue reading: "Clothing is Optional with Nespresso"
April 5, 2012
The Economic Times has an interesting take on Starbucks' Verismo single serve coffee maker launching this fall - it's going to kill Nespresso's momentum here in the US and maybe even abroad. Since Verismo is coming out this Fall - it's hard to say based on a drink to drink comparison, but the one thing Starbucks has over Nespresso is distribution.
Continue reading: "Will Starbucks Take the Wind Out of Nespresso's Sails?"
March 26, 2012
The Maestria has a steam wand built in.
Nespresso is realeasing in April two Nespresso machines - the Maestria and Gran Maestria. The Nespresso Maestria will use the Nespresso coffee capsules for one-touch coffee, espresso, and cafe style drinks. The Maestria will use a steam wand, but the Gran Maestria model will use the Aeroccino for making hot whipped milk.
Continue reading: "Nespresso Maestria Single Serve Espresso and Cafe Drink Maker"
January 10, 2012
We finally have a date on Nespresso bringing back the Kazaar coffee capsules in 2012.
Their Twitter feed had the following to say about the date: "You asked and we listened! Kazaar is coming back on 1/16, available online only – RT if you’re counting down!" These capsules will be available online only and you may also want to check out their Facebook page for updates as well.
We never had the pleasure of the Kazaar - so we look forward to getting a few capsules to try out on 1/16.