SAVOR THE TASTE OF ITALIAN COFFEE ROASTING FROM PAST TO PRESENT, WITH NESPRESSO’S ISPIRAZIONE NOVOCENTO AND ISPIRAZIONE MILLENNIO

Two new limited-edition coffees enrich the Ispirazione Italiana range,
celebrating Italian master roasting through the ages

Beirut, September 2021 Nespresso is adding two new limited-edition coffees to its Ispirazione Italiana range for Original system– inspired by the art of Italian master roasters and the tastes they so skilfully craft. Over the centuries, just as new artistic movements have emerged and grown, coffee roasting styles have also evolved. Indeed, despite Italy’s long coffee history, the specialty coffee scene in the country is flourishing. Nespresso has captured the tastes and aromas of both the traditional and modern with Ispirazione Novecento and Ispirazione Millennio, each of them a true masterpiece of Italian roasting history.

Take a trip back in time with Ispirazione Novecento

New Limited Edition Ispirazione Novecento has been inspired by the classic Italian espressos of the 1940s. It is a smoky dark cup that paints a picture of the country’s early stand-up coffee bars, in an era when roasting was slower and often wood-fired, and blends were dictated by the beans available in wartime Europe. Anchored in Brazil, Ispirazione Novecento is embellished with heirloom Arabicas and West African Robustas to give an intense espresso with raw spicy, nutty brown flavors and a dense, dark crema.

Step into the modern with Ispirazione Millennio

Nespresso’s Limited Edition Ispirazione Millennio, meanwhile, takes its aromatic cues from new trends of artisanal roasting sweeping the country, alongside growing preferences for brighter, fruitier flavors. To achieve this fresh, modern taste, lighter and shorter roasted Brazilian and Colombian Arabicas have been blended with beans from the Indian subcontinent. The result is a well-rounded and pleasantly intense coffee with spicy notes, fine acidity and hint of fruit.

Art comes in many roasts

Nespresso’s Ispirazione Italiana is more than a range of Italian-inspired coffee, it’s a skilfully crafted masterpiece, balancing varied aromas, tastes, and geographical influences.” – Yassir Max Corpataux, Nespresso Coffee Ambassador for the Middle East and Africa. The permanent range of seven coffee capsules offers a broad variety of espressos and ristrettos, each capturing the roasting essence of an Italian city or region, from the spicy North African influences in Palermo to the rich depth of history of Rome. The range is available in Original with certain coffees also lending themselves to being prepared as longer coffees with milk.

Inspiration for the budding coffee artist

To accompany this launch, Nespresso is introducing its popular small Nomad travel mug in a blooming rose colour, as well as releasing new recipe inspiration to elevate your coffee moments.

Almond Lemon Brûlée – with Ispirazione Novocento

  1. Pour 100ml of semi-skimmed milk into the Nespresso Barista device. Close the lid, select “Cappuccino” and press start.
  2. Extract 25ml of Ispirazione Novecento into an espresso glass.
  3. Spoon the hot milk foam onto the coffee.
  4. Sprinkle 3g brown sugar over the milk and caramelize it using a blow torch.
  5. Sprinkle some flakes of grilled almond over the top and finish with lemon zest.

Padova Style Mint Cocoa – with Ispirazione Millennio

  1. Pour 100ml of skimmed milk into the Nespresso Barista device. Add 5ml of mint syrup. Close the lid, select “Café Viennois” and press start.
  2. Extract 40ml of Ispirazione Millennio into an espresso glass.
  3. Spoon the milk foam onto the coffee.
  4. Sprinkle some fresh mint leaves over the foam and dust with cocoa powder.

Limited editions Ispirazione Novecento and Ispirazione Millennio will be available online and at Nespresso boutiques from September. For further information on the Ispirazione Italiana range, please visit www.nespresso.com

About Nestlé Nespresso SA

Nestlé Nespresso SA is the pioneer and reference for highest-quality portioned coffee.  The company works with more than 120,000 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

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