October 30, 2009

Caffe Inn - Concept Nespresso Espresso Machine Made for Super Heroes

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Yep - that's right it's a concept designed by Frenchman Charles Teyssier which seeks to replace Tony Stark's super heart with a Nespresso machine coffee heart. Seems like a decent trade off to me, but other than the looks there's not much more here. Then again, Nespresso machines are always the most interesting and best looking espresso machines we see, and we love the round design reminiscent of the new Dolce Gusto design. See all the pictures at the Design Blog.

Via Gizmodo

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October 21, 2009

Nespresso Concept D290 Spotted on Curb Your Enthusiasm

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That's right people - Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David sip Nespresso while filming Curb Your Enthusiasm. Thanks to Shawn for spotting the Nespresso D290 on one of our favorite shows.

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From Shawn:

Just got around to watching Season 7, Episode 3 of Curb Your Enthusiasm (the one where Larry has the big Seinfeld Reunion Show idea). In the scene where Larry is trying to convince Jerry to do the reunion show, there's clearly a Nespresso Concept D290 (or maybe it's a C290?) along with some Nespresso Lungo capsules on the counter top behind Jerry's sofa.

At Nespresso

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October 20, 2009

Nespresso Singatoba Special Edition Espresso Capsules Review

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Scott over at SingleServeEspresso.com has a full review of Singatoba. Singtoba is this season's Special Club Capsule from Nespresso, hailing from the island of Sumatra. The 100% Blue Batak Arabica beans are sourced from the northern part of the island and goes through a ferment and wash type process that has it acquiring both flavor complexity and its characteristic blue hue. Nespresso seems to have gone all out here and split roasted the coffee, light roasting some portion of the blend to keep the fruity and earthy notes, while dark roasting a portion of the batch to develop the body and the strength of the espresso.

Click on through for Scott's full review, but we also really love the deep earthy notes along with a roast profile that medium to dark coffee drinkers will love. Great stuff - and thanks to Nespresso for sending us our Singtoba capsules to try as well.

At SingleServeEspresso.com

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October 6, 2009

CitiZ Automatic Espresso Maker Now at Amazon

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That's right you can now buy the Nespresso CitiZ Automatic Espresso Maker at Amazon for $279. This marks it's other retailer debut besides only being available at Nespresso Boutiques and other brick and mortar retailers here in the US. We really like the slim design, and smaller footprint of the Nespresso CitiZ Automatic Espresso Maker (read our full review here). Features of the CitiZ model include:  

  • 19 Bar pressure pump
  • Energy saving mode
  • Automatic volume control
  • Mini brewing unit
  • Folding cup support

At Nespresso CitiZ Automatic Espresso Maker

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July 9, 2009

Nespresso Ecolaboration Project Aims to Recycle Coffee Capsules and Reduce Carbon Footprint


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Nespresso is going greener by recyling more coffee capsules, and reducing it's carbon footprint. And how are they going to do it? Nespresso is taking its green game to the next level with an announcement of a company-wide Ecolaboration project. Ecolaboration brings together all of Nespresso's disparate environmental projects under one roof, and covers the entire lifecycle of the coffee-capsule product - from coffee to capsule.

During the next four years, Nespresso aims to increase the amount of coffee it purchases from its AAA Sustainable Quality program to 80 percent, from the current target of 50 percent by 2010. Nespresso has also set a goal of recycling 75 percent of its coffee capsules by 2013, tripling the number currently recycled.

They are also reducing the amount of carbon it takes to make a coffee capsule by 20 percent per cup of coffee. Each cup currently generates 98 grams of CO2e emissions. Also - they will be redesigning the machines to use less energy - thus reducing C02 emissions from the power the machine uses that is not green energy.

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July 1, 2009

Nespresso Conjures Up 20 Percent Sales growth in 2009

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Q1 for 2009 is looking really good for Nespresso so far. How good? Well how does 20 percent sales growth in 2009 given the recession sound to you? It sounds really good to us, and proof that a premium portioned coffee product is looking recession proof.

"We are very confident about double digits for 2009," Richard Girardot told a news conference as he opened a major new plant in the Swiss town of Avenches. Nespresso saw sales growth slow to somewhere in the 20s in the first quarter of 2009. Asked how sales had developed since then, Girardot said the trend had stayed about the same and he expected a similar rate for the full year.

Via Reuters

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June 26, 2009

NexPod Review at Single Serve Espresso - Make Your Own Nespresso Capsules

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Our sister site SingleServeEspresso.com has a review of the NexPod refillable capsules for Nespresso. NexPod is a new pod system for the Nespresso line of makers that allows you to use your own capsules with your favorite espresso coffee. You might even be able to save a little money over the ~$0.55 cost per Nespresso capsule; SSE paid $23 on eBay for their NexPod shipped from Switzerland. That puts it at about $0.28 each empty capsule. Adding up the cost of about 4-5g of coffee per capsule, that adds about a dime to the cost of each unit. These can save about $15 - $20 per box of 80 units; not bad.

Their verdict? The NexPod is a little hard to use and maybe not worth the time and effort, but it does allow you to use your own coffee. Click on through for the full review.

At NexPod Review

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May 15, 2009

Nespresso Unveils Four New Grand Crus Nespresso Capsules

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Yes - we said four and there are six pictured. Three are from
the pure origin, and the other three are the entire lungo line.

Nespresso has announced three new Pure Origin Nespresso capsules, and one new Fortissio Lungo. These new coffee capsules from Nespresso will offer Nespresso owners more variety, and will extend the current line of Nespresso Grand Crus instead of just being a seasonal offering.

The Pure Origin Nespresso capsules are from 3 unique countries:

  • Rosabaya de Colombia - full body with a delicate acidity
  • Dulsao do Brasil - bright and sunny
  • Indriya from India - peppery with hints of spices like nutmeg and others

The Fortissio Lungo which extends the lungo line is a more intense lungo coffee created from Central and South American Arabicas.

It's really nice to see after many years Nespresso extend their line of Nespresso offerings, and to add the Pure Origin coffees. We've tried each one, and they are indeed different and help push the boundaries of what Nespresso has been offering.

At Nespresso

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April 3, 2009

Review: Nespresso CitiZ Single Serve Coffee and Espresso Maker

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Nespresso was kind of enough to send us the new CitiZ brewer ahead of launch to review. The new Nespresso CitiZ Automatic Espresso Maker range takes its inspiration from the streets - literally - of major cities from around the globe. The colors of well-known focal points and objects, the design and shapes of buildings and landmarks, and the urban vibe and attitude of cities led Nespresso designers to create a new generation of Nespresso machines. The design is not only an improvement in looks but in the footprint of the machine as well. Compared to the Nespresso C100T Essenza - the Nespresso CitiZ takes up much less space in width, and has some new features that make it a standout.

This Nespresso CitiZ machines come in the following designs and feature sets:

  • Nespresso CitiZ - a single-head automatic espresso machine
  • Nespresso CitiZ & Milk - a single-head automatic espresso machine with a built-in fresh milk frother for cappuccinos and lattes
  • Nespresso CitiZ & Co. (not available in North America) - the first-ever double-head machine designed for at-home use

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The spent capsule storage is improved and see through.

We tested the Nespresso CitiZ single-head automatic single serve coffee and espresso machine for this review in a stunning red case.

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March 10, 2009

Nespresso CitiZ Single Serve Coffee and Espresso Maker Arrives for Review

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The new line of Nespresso slim coffee machines, the CitiZ will be available very soon, and we've just received one of these retro style wonders to review. Inspired by a modern city skyline (especially when you sit more than one next to each other), the CitiZ single serve coffee and espresso machine is quite breathtaking. The new line consists of 3 machines in 8 different colors, has an automatic standby mode to save energy. Expect a full review soon.

At Nespresso

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