August 23, 2010
Turn it up to 12 (sorry 11 is so old school) with the upcoming fall Nespresso capsule called Kazaar. The Kazaar Limited Edition 2010 will be the strongest coffee in it's entire line of Grand Crus, because until recently, Ristretto with its 10th level of roast was the strongest coffee. To create the exclusive Kazaar Limited Edition, Nespresso experts roasted the beans at the maximum 12th level.
Exclusively for the Kazaar Limited Edition, Nespresso collaborated with famed French interior-designer Andree Putman to develop the white Ritual Collection, which included elegant ristretto cups and refined saucers.
Kazaar Limited Edition will come to the Nespresso club and boutiques in September 2010.
Via POPSOP.COM and Single Serve Coffee Forums
August 9, 2010
Following in the footsteps of Lamborghini's and Brunopasso's octane-infused machines comes this one from Nespresso, designed for Ferrari. Packaged inside a racing helmet, the visor lifts to expose the spout where all the Nespresso espresso goodness pours out. The chin pulls out like a drawer, and various panels expose the other compartments. We think a nice short shot or longer Lungo will benefit from this design in various race ridden ways.
Via Autoblog At Yanko Design
May 25, 2010
Nespresso has launched two themed Citiz single serve coffee espresso and coffee makers - one is themed for Paris and the other for New York. We think both machines look really groovy, and we've found the slim design of the Citiz line of single serve coffee makers to be a welcome addition to your already crowded kitchen counter. If you're not familiar with the Citiz line (read our full review here), it uses the same Nespresso capsules all other Nespresso machines use.
At Nespresso Citiz
March 31, 2010
Nestlé Nespresso has introduced the variety Tanzaru Limited Edition 2010. Tanzaru Limited Edition 2010 features the flavors of Tanzanian Arabic coffees and the delicate and balanced taste of Peruvian Arabic coffees. The coffee has bright citrus notes alongside a slight tartness of green tones adding unlimited freshness to the rich espresso.
Nespresso has also created a collection of art cups sets designed by Christian Ghion and then developed by design group Onze Dixieme. Tanzaru Limited Edition 2010 scores 4 points of 10 in the Nespresso coffee strength rating.
The Nespresso Tanzaru 2010 Limited Edition Coffee Capsule will work in your Nespresso CiTiZ, Nespresso D90, Nespresso Le Cube, Nespresso Romeo, Nespresso Lattissima, Nespresso C100T, and other Nespresso single serve coffee and espresso makers.
At Nespresso - Tanzaru
January 8, 2010
Nespresso has continued to expand it's single serve espresso and coffee offerings this year with the CitiZ line, and we're kind enough to send us along a test unit to review here at Single Serve Coffee. CitiZ Nespresso machines are sleek and have modern colors along with exceptional design lines that enhance not only your kitchen, but your coffee morning. We reviewed the CitiZ stand alone machine earlier this year, and we we're impressed. How much does the milk frother add to the equation and footprint?
We think if you're going to be using the Aeroccino a ton for making lattes and cappuccinos, having it integrated with the machine gives you a larger footprint, but the aesthetic is killer. It was hard to let this one go off the test kitchen counter, and the powder coated black frother blends nicely into the landscape of the coffee base.
Continue reading: "Review: Nespresso CitiZ Automatic Espresso Maker and Milk Frother"
December 16, 2009
As Nespresso Club members are aware, each year around this time 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. So we decided to order a bunch this year, and try and review them before they're gone.
This year's flavors are apricot, chestnut cream & gingerbread. The coffee base for each flavor is the Livanto capsule which ranks in at a strength of 6 on the packaging sleeves. We have to admit, we went into this order thinking that we'd only love 1 flavor while hating another & "maybe" liking the 3rd. Little did we know how surprised we'd be by what would emerge as our favorite & least favorite flavors of the bunch.
Continue reading: "Review: Nespresso Variations 2009 Ginger, Apricot, and Chesnut Cream Coffee Capsules"
December 3, 2009
Each winter Nespresso launches a set of Nespresso variations that have are built around unique flavor profiles. Three new varieties, "Gingerbread," "apricot" and "chestnut cream," launch this year and are available at Nespresso's site. Last year's Gingerbread Confit knocked our coffee socks off, so we really look forward to Gingerbread this year to see what other madness they've cooked up.
- CHESTNUT CREAM Reminiscent of very sweet and concentrated jarred chestnut cream, recalls the traditional "marron glace," or "candied chestnut."
- APRICOT Reminiscent of a very fresh, ripe and juicy apricot; unlike the more intense dried apricot flavor.
- GINGERBREAD Reminiscent of crystalized orange zest or peel, honey, cinnamon and ginger in a brown sugar base.
October 30, 2009
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.
October 21, 2009
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.
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.
October 20, 2009
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.