April 4, 2013
Single Serve Espresso has word that Nespresso will be launching limited edition Napoli and Trieste coffee capsules sometime in this middle of this April 2013.
- The Napoli capsules is a blend of South American, African and Asian beans that have a dark, complex and STRONG flavor with a bit of a Robusta finish. The capsule sis said to be an 11 on a 10 scale, much like the fabled Kazaar all Robusta blended capsule. With the Napoli, Nespresso is pushing a 'Black Gold' concentrated coffee concept of taking the espresso as a Ristretto, (25ml) or an even shorter 15ml. We'll have to see.
- The Trieste is a bit less intense, but not by much. The Trieste capsules will be 100% Brazilian and African Arabica beans with a nutty and chocolatey flavor coming in at a 9 on the 10 intensity scale.
There's a launch site of course and it's really well designed.
February 6, 2013
Nespresso has announced Linizio Lungo Coffee Capsules. These are made from Pure Arabica from South America. The Linizio Lungo is a well-rounded blend made of Brazilian and Colombian coffee. The tasting notes are: 'Malted cereal notes on a sweet base in reminding of sugar cane.'" It's nice to see Nespresso adding more varieties of coffee that will be available on an ongoing basis. The Linizio Lungo Coffee Capsules will work in any Nespresso brewer.
December 31, 2012
Nespresso is really pushing the Nespresso U machine in shopping malls around the Boston area. We spotted this floor to ceiling ad just a few days ago and had to share. We also find it really interesting Nespresso and Nintendo both have U machines out this holiday season - the Nespresso U and the Wii U. Maybe the two machines together make a perfect modern life of coffee and video games.
November 19, 2012
As Nespresso Club members are aware, each year around mid-November marks the release of 3 flavored espresso varieties known as the Nespresso Variations collection. These flavors are available for a limited time only and once Nespresso stops selling them, that's it... they're gone until further notice, sometimes never to be seen again.
This year, Nespresso decided that instead of creating 3 distinctly different flavors, they’d take a new approach and release 3 flavors which are all within the same flavor family. As a result, this year sees the release of 3 flavors which are based off of nuts… Hazelnut, Macadamia Nut and Coconut. The coffee base for each flavor is, as usual, their Livanto Grand Cru espresso which ranks in at a strength of 6 on their intensity scale.
It’s no secret that we are BIG fans of coconut coffee here at Single Serve Coffee and GMCR’s Seasonal Island Coconut K-Cups are our all-time #1 FAVORITE K-Cup on the market, so most staff were running around, hugging each other, yelling OMG! OMG! OMG! for about 5 solid minutes the moment we noticed the coconut flavor in the press release.
Continue reading: "Review: Nespresso Variations 2012 (Select Flavors)"
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"