NESPRESSO AND JOHANNA ORTIZ CAPTURE THE ESSENCE OF THE FOREST THIS FESTIVE SEASON

The coffee brand showcases its devotion to nature with the launch of the

Gifts of the Forest limited-edition collection

Beirut, November 2021 – This Holidayseason, Nespresso is collaborating with Colombian fashion designer Johanna Ortiz, to enchant coffee lovers with the launch of its annual Festive collection, inspired this year by the forest.  

Inspired by the beauty and depth of Nature’s forests, Nespresso’s ‘Gifts of the Forest’ collection encapsulates the brand’s devotion to the precious environment coffee is grown in. The collection features a range of limited-edition coffees for both the Original and Vertuo systems, along with Festive infused accessories, making for delightful and inspiring gifts for family and friends. Coffee lovers can also gift this Festive season knowing Nespresso is giving back to the forest, as the brand goes beyond its agroforestry commitments, by helping to protect 10 million trees in the Amazon.

To bring the design of their limited-edition collection to life, Nespresso has partnered with Colombian luxury fashion designer Johanna Ortiz, whose innovative designs and interplay between nature and sustainability truly transports coffee aficionados into Nespresso’s festive universe.

Johanna Ortiz says “For me, design and nature go hand in hand which is why this collaboration resonated personally. Colombian coffee also has a truly special place in my heart and  as an active supporter in the fight against climate change,  knowing that Nespresso is going beyond its agroforestry commitments by supporting the protection of 10 million trees in the Amazon, it was another huge reason why this collaboration made perfect sense. When designing the collection, I took the idea of capturing the beauty of the forest throughout every piece, by incorporating rich forest canopies and dark earthy tones within my designs. It’s been an amazing process and partnership which I have deeply enjoyed.”

Explore and wander through Nespresso’s Forest Variations coffees

From forest fruits to luscious canopies of trees, this year’s Festive coffee range includes two flavored coffees and one black coffee.

For Original

Uncover the hidden flavors of Forest Black

A canopy of trees shelters Forest Black’s coffees to protect the flavor hidden in each bean. Discover this blend of shade-grown coffees from Colombia and beyond. A spicy espresso, its exotic woody notes will transport tastebuds to the depths of the forest.

Taste the berries of the Forest with Forest Fruit Flavour

Like gems that light up the forest floor, forest fruits are the gifts trees give us. Juicy berry aromas run through this season’s flavoured espresso as the South American Arabicas’ lingering cereal character takes on a festive sweet pastry note.

Delight in the treasures of the trees with Forest Almond Flavour

Forest Almond Flavour is the forager’s delight of the season. With the sweet, nutty flavour tucked into this espresso’s South American Arabicas, get ready to uncover almond notes marked by vanilla and a light fruitiness in this coffees’ smooth cereal character.

Take a twist on the Gifts of the Forest collection with exclusive Nespresso infused cocktails

“Nespresso lovers can surprise and delight guests with delicious Gifts of the Forest coffee cocktail recipes, specially crafted to enhance the sensory experience. Each coffee-infused recipe has been curated by Nespresso with the Gifts of the Forest collection in mind, bringing a taste of nature and sophistication to each glass. For coffee cocktail inspiration, visit www.nespresso.com/recipes. Yassir Max Corpataux – Nespresso Coffee Ambassador for the Middle East and Africa.

Give the Gift of the Forest with Nespresso’s limited-edition accessories

Nespresso is also offering a range of limited-edition accessories and gifts this Festive season to surprise loved ones.

Countdown in style with the Nespresso x Johanna Ortiz advent calendar

To kick off and add excitement to this year’s festivities, Nespresso is proud to bring back its highly coveted Advent Calendar. For this edition, its stunning packaging has been designed by Johanna Ortiz as part of her festive collaboration. Available for coffee lovers, this year’sadvent calendar will take Nespresso lovers through a different coffee each day from December 1to 23, with a special gift on the 24.

Add a burst of color with the Nespresso x Johanna Ortiz NOMAD travel mug

For those who perhaps want to experience Nespresso’s ‘Gifts of the Forest’ coffee range in the great outdoors, friends and family can gift coffee lovers with Nespresso’s latest NOMAD travel mug. As part of the Johanna Ortiz collaboration, the new travel mug blends well into nature as it comes in a ‘Deep Cherry’ shade, emulating the rich ripe berries of the forest.

For coffee lovers who like a touch of sparkle on the go

For a limited time only, Nespresso is also revamping its iconic Touch travel mug. This Festive Season the travel mug will be available in a golden color, for those looking for a touch of sparkle while on the go.

A gift back to the forest

Nespresso is also proud to be partnering with Conservation International to gift back to the forest this Festive season. For almost 20 years Nespresso has been focused on protecting nature through agroforestry projects to protect the ecosystems its coffee farms rely on. To take this further beyond coffee farming and support the local communities that call the forest home, Nespresso is also announcing its contribution to protecting 10 million trees in the Amazon Forest in La Pedrera, Colombia. The effort is in collaboration with Conservation International and La Pedrera’s Madroño community. Forest conservation plays a huge role in Nespresso’s sustainability vision, which is to create a cup of coffee that has a positive impact on the world – from the coffee cherry to the cup.

The limited edition Gifts of the Forest collection are available on www.buynespresso.com and in Nespresso boutiques as of November 2021.

About Nestlé Nespresso SA

Nestlé Nespresso SA is the pioneer and reference for highest-quality portioned coffee.  The company works with more than 122,000 farmers in 15 countries through its AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program to embed sustainability practices on farms and the surrounding landscapes.  Launched in 2003 in collaboration with the NGO Rainforest Alliance, the program helps to improve the yield and quality of harvests, ensuring a sustainable supply of high quality coffee and improving livelihoods of farmers and their communities.

Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, Nespresso operates in 82 countries and has over 13’900 employees. In 2020, it operated a global retail network of 816 boutiques.

For more information, visit the Nespresso corporate website www.nestle-nespresso.com

About Johanna Ortiz

Founded in 2003 in Cali, Colombia, Johanna Ortiz is a global luxury lifestyle brand. Sold in over 17 countries at leading retailers, the brand now encompasses ready to wear, accessories, swimwear and tabletop collections. 

Headquartered in Cali, Colombia, Johanna Ortiz has built a foundation for longevity though commitment to community and purpose. She has met growth with strategy by developing a state-of-the-art atelier to ensure the conservation of artisanal craftsmanship knowledge, ancestral techniques and cultural heritage. The Johanna Ortiz family is now over 360 people who take great pride in local production, job creation and the empowerment of women and Colombian artisans. 

In 2017 Johanna Ortiz launched the ‘Escuela Johanna Ortiz’; a training program that offers professional level seamstress and high end embroidery courses at no cost. More than 60 women have completed this program and while there is no obligation to pursue jobs with Ortiz, most do. 

In the Spring of 2020 Johanna Ortiz collaborated with H&M to deliver a capsule collection of her designs to women around the world. Not only did this collection celebrate women of all shapes and sizes in over 73 countries worldwide, it also marked the first collaboration the retail giant has ever done with a Latin American designer. 

It is these initiatives that have garnered Ortiz invitations to the White House and the United Nations and earned her a coveted spot as of the Business of Fashion’s 500: an index of the people shaping the global fashion industry. 

A global ambassador for Colombia style, she continues to provide “South American Flavor” to women around the world. www.johannaortiz.com

About Conservation International

Conservation International works to protect the critical benefits that nature provides to people. Through science, partnerships and fieldwork, Conservation International is driving innovation and investments in nature-based solutions to the climate crisis, supporting protections for critical habitats, and fostering economic development that is grounded in the conservation of nature. Conservation International works in 30 countries around the world, empowering societies at all levels to create a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable planet. Follow Conservation International’s work on Conservation News, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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