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Coffee Origins

Perfect coffee is no coincidence. Which means we push the boundaries uncompromisingly at every step of the long value chain from tree to cup, deliberately creating our coffee for your pleasure.

Where does Nespresso Coffee come from?

Brazil Guatemala Costa Rica Indonesia Colombia Mexico Kenya India Ethiopia
Among others
Volluto

SWEET AND LIGHT

The light and generous aromas of Brazilian and Colombian Arabicas strike graceful harmony in this approachable espresso. There’s a mellow sweet biscuit and fruity acidity in Volluto that knows how to delight. It’s sunny living.

ORIGIN

The Arabica coffees from Brazil and Colombia that go into this blend have been sustainable coffees for a long time now and they give the gold Nespresso pod its true harmony. The farmers are among the original AAA Program troupe and they meticulously care for their coffee and their environment. A naturally processed Brazilian coffee gives Volluto a balanced profile – the edgy freshness eases off as the harvested and processed crop is left to rest and mellow. They call this local coffee tradition reposoVolluto’s other component coffee is an Arabica from Colombia’s mid-range mountains. It’s washed and sun-dried to bring out the soft fruity flavors of the coffee.

ROASTING

Volluto is medium roasted – not too hot, not too long – and given a medium grind to keep it all in harmony. This roast turns the Brazil’s cereal notes to sweet biscuit and keeps the fruity notes of the Colombia alive. The Volluto coffee pod comes out a rounded and elegantly balanced espresso.

AROMATIC PROFILE

Like a fresh, oven-baked brioche, Nespresso Volluto has an irresistible perfume and comforting sweet biscuit notes. The Nespresso gold capsule’s Colombian coffee brings its fresh red fruit notes that enliven the blend – that’s sunny living.

  • Intensity
    • 4
  • Cup size
  • Aromatic profile Balanced
  • Aromatic notes Sweet and Light

14,700

Ispirazione Firenze Arpeggio Decaffeinato

This exquisite blend is a true reflection of Florence’s cultural significance: an intellectual hub in the heart of Italy, drawing influences from all the country. Ispirazione Firenze Arpeggio Decaffeinato ‘s roasting style brings these influences together by combining fruity notes traditionally found in the North of Italy with cocoa notes from the South, culminating in a velvety, dense and creamy cup. This creation is shared with lovers of pure flavour, even where they prefer a decaffeinated version.

ORIGIN
Ispirazione Firenze Arpeggio Decaffeinato is a blend of decaffeinated Latin American Arabicas centered around an inherently malty Costa Rican coffee. All the other coffees used are also decaffeinated Arabica, and that unified taste is as magnetic as Florence during the Renaissance.

ROASTING
A dark and deep roast of the Brazil and Costa Rica really pushes the intensity of those cocoa notes. We gave the fruitier coffees a lighter roast for balance in this decaf coffee pod. It’s an homage to the complexity of Florence’s roast style. It gives this espresso dolce its gravitas and its class.

AROMATIC PROFILE
Ispirazione Firenze Arpeggio Decaffeinato is as dense and creamy as the no decaffeinated version. Decaffeination doesn’t diminish the bold roasty and cocoa notes. The crema gives it a creamy, velvety texture that is irresistible.

  • Intensity
    • 9
  • Cup size
  • Aromatic profile Intense
  • Aromatic notes Intense and Creamy

17,000

Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar

Palermo inspired our long, dark roasting style plus a high Robusta content: hallmarks of this Southern city. At a crossroads of influence from African and Arab traditions, multicultural Palermo made us dream. The result is an exceptionally intense, syrupy, woody and spicy coffee, crowned with very dark, thick crema.

ORIGIN
Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar ’s daring intensity comes from blending four distinct coffees – it speaks to the multicultural heritage of Palermo. It’s a coastal city sitting on the edge of three continents, with centuries of Arabian, Byzantine and Spanish cultural influence shaping it. We picked four bold coffees to pay homage to this history. Traditionally you’d look only to unwashed Robusta to bring brute strength. And that’s what you’ll find dominating the coffee blends of southern Italy. But our washed Robusta is a rare find that balances out the Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar coffee pod with its clean taste and creamy texture. These Robusta farmers process their coffee with the same care that washed Arabica farmers do. It helps add that elegant touch to the robustness in Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar . The other coffees are Latin American Arabicas that lend a natural sweetness to Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar.

ROASTING
We split roast the coffees to bring out distinct qualities of each coffee in the Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar blend. Most of the Arabica and Robusta get an intense roast to develop their bitterness and body. We give the unwashed Robusta a shorter and lighter roast to bring out some of the finer aromatic notes. Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar ’s roast style reflects the Arab and African influence you see across southern Italy’s dark and intense coffees.

AROMATIC PROFILE
Did you catch the scent of spice drifting across the waters from Africa? You’ll taste the audacious bitterness and peppery notes leaping out through the thick syrupy body. Together the Arabica and Robusta balance each other out in this espresso. It reflects both the Palermo coastal lifestyle and its rich history. You can sit back in the sun and enjoy your Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar on the terrace, with everything from the food on your plate to the architecture surrounding you whispering the histories of all who’ve passed through Palermo.

  • Intensity
    • 12
  • Cup size
  • Aromatic profile Intense
  • Aromatic notes Exceptionally Intense and Syrupy

18,000

Ispirazione Ristretto Italiano Decaffeinato

A drop of deliciousness: the essence of Italy’s iconic drinking tradition, decaffeinated. Inspired by the ambassadors of all Italian coffees, the ristretto, we chose not to imitate, but to roast our perfect version. Long roasted for body, short for brightness and fruit, this coffee is the culmination of all we explored in the emblematic Italian cup.

ORIGIN
Italians say coffee is all about the four Ms of miscela, macinazione, macchina, and mano. Crafting Ispirazione Ristretto Italiano Decaffeinato with respect for this Italian classic begins with the blend – the miscela. Nespresso Ristretto Decaffeinato is a sophisticated recipe of decaffeinated coffees – both Arabica and Robusta – that each lends its distinct personality to create this iconic Italian taste. We crafted it to reflect the elegance and excellence of Italian culture and coffee. On top of a neutral base of Brazilian Arabica comes a dash of Robusta from South India. It adds a kick to make Ispirazione Ristretto Italiano Decaffeinato our most intense tasting decaf coffee pod. The best of South American and East African Arabicas add a hint of a crisp fruit note to Ispirazione Ristretto Italiano Decaffeinato.

ROASTING
Slow split roasts of these decaffeinated Arabica and Robusta coffees develop all the aromatics and give Ispirazione Ristretto Italiano Decaffeinato its rich, roasted taste. The Italian barista’s second M is the macinazione – a fine grind helps create that iconic Italian taste – it’s intense and profoundly hefty on your tongue. We celebrate Italy’s rich history of master blenders and roasters in Ispirazione Ristretto Italiano Decaffeinato.

AROMATIC PROFILE
Ispirazione Ristretto Italiano Decaffeinato – like the original Ispirazione Ristretto Italiano pod – is boldly roasty but balanced out by soft cocoa notes. You may catch some of the subtle acidity and fruity notes that make this Nespresso Decaf capsule so mysteriously complex. It’s a profile worthy of an ambassador – a coffee that explains Italians’ passion for coffee and makes sense of why it’s ingrained in daily life. Extracted to the classic 25 ml, you’ll

  • Intensity
    • 10
  • Cup size
  • Aromatic profile Intense
  • Aromatic notes Powerful and Contrasting

17,000

Vivalto Lungo

COMPLEXED AND BALANCED

A complex yet balanced marriage between South American Arabicas cultivated at high altitude, among which is Cerrado from Brazil, and an East African Arabica. Vivalto Lungo combines roasted and subtle floral notes. Split roasting of the beans enhances the character of each origin.

ORIGIN

A complex and contrasting blend. The South American Arabicas, grown at high altitude, bring a light acidity, the Ethiopian Arabica adds its floral touch, and the Cerrado coffee from Brazil reinforces the character and develops the bitterness.

ROASTING

Separate roasting brings out the characters of the different origins. The grinding of the beans results in a coffee best enjoyed in a large cup.

AROMATIC PROFILE

The perfect mix of several origins results in a rich and complex character: roasted, lightly woody, sweet cereal and subtle floral notes.

  • Intensity
    • 4
  • Cup size
  • Aromatic profile Fruity
  • Aromatic notes Complexed and Balanced

17,000

India

ROBUSTA MONSOON

If you’ve never experienced the monsoon winds, our Indian partners have captured every bit of their power and intensity.

Master Origin India with Robusta Monsoon gets its intense, woody, spicy aromatics from the monsooned Robusta blended into Indian Arabica. Monsooning coffees is unique to India’s southwest coast. Months of monsoonal winds repeatedly swell and dry the beans. It mimics the journey it used to take when sailing to Europe.

 

ORIGIN

Mix of Arabica and Robusta from India

 

ROASTING

We split roast this coffee with a medium and a slightly shorter roast. This coffee roasting process on this Arabica Robusta blend keeps the distinct Arabica and Robusta characteristics alive.

 

AROMATIC PROFILE

Master Origin India with Robusta Monsoon owes its wild taste to the unique monsooning process. When the coffee beans spend months face to the wind, they develop a distinct woody, savory, spicy taste – as thick and lingering as sea mist. A powerful cup. Using Robusta along with the Arabica coffee really gives it that heavy, syrupy body.

  • Intensity
    • 11
  • Cup size
  • Aromatic profile Intense
  • Aromatic notes Intense and Spicy

19,000

Ethiopia

DRY PROCESSED ARABICA

The unusually hot climate of western Ethiopia has allowed our partner farmers to perfect the art of dry-processing their coffee.

This is Ethiopian Arabica at its finest – decadently aromatic. It has an orange blossom aroma, but the rich fruit jam notes come from the sun-dried coffee in Master Origin Ethiopia with dry processed Arabica. Continually hand-turning the coffee cherry to ensure even drying calls for great care. And Ethiopian farmers have used this method for longer than anyone else.

 

ORIGIN

100% Ethiopian Arabica.

 

ROASTING

A light and short roast keeps the more delicate notes alive and singing through the wilder, heavier aromatics of this Ethiopian coffee.

 

AROMATIC PROFILE

The traditional natural process adds a unique taste – rich, and incredibly aromatic. In Master Origin Ethiopia with dry processed Arabica you’ll catch anything from the warming aroma of ripe fruit to delicate orange blossom notes.

  • Intensity
    • 4
  • Cup size
  • Aromatic profile Fruity
  • Aromatic notes Flowery and Bright

19,000

Colombia

LATE HARVEST ARABICA

To create something truly distinct, we introduced the late-harvest technique to our most trusted partner farmers in Colombia.

Master Origin Colombia with Late Harvest uses only high-grown, washed processed Colombian Arabica. Can you taste the lively acidity and the burst of winey red fruit aromas? That comes from those coffee farmers who dared to wait longer before harvesting their crop.

 

ORIGIN

100% Arabica from Colombia

 

ROASTING

A short roast at medium temperatures keeps the deep and delicate aromatics of Master Origin Colombia with Late Harvest in balance.

 

AROMATIC PROFILE

Master Origin Colombia with Late Harvest Arabica is both a smooth coffee and a fruity coffee. You’ll taste all the winey red fruit notes of blackcurrant and cranberry that surface when you wait. A bright acidity makes this a vivacious coffee. And it’s in smooth balance

  • Intensity
    • 6
  • Cup size
  • Aromatic profile Fruity
  • Aromatic notes Fruity and Vibrant

19,000

The Origins of Nespresso Coffee

Come on a journey to the tropics of Capricorn and Cancer, where the fruits of the exotic Coffea Rubiaceae tree, luscious red in colour, dray their character from their terroir, their environment.

Origin and Species

The taste of a Grand Cru depends on its blend composition and terroir.

Blend

Various types of Arabicas and Robustas

Blend

Various types of Arabicas and Robustas

Terroir

Altitude, soil composition and climate temperature

In our AAA Sustainable Quality Program, we’re learning together with our farmers how to improve their farms. At the end of the day, it’s the farmers who best understand their coffee trees.

JUAN DIEGO, Nespresso AAA Manager in Costa Rica

A cup of coffee that has a positive effect

We believe that each cup of Nespresso coffee has the potential not only to deliver a moment of pleasure for our consumers, but also restore, replenish and revive environmental and human resources. The Positive Cup program is based on continuous improvement and innovative sustainability solutions to create positive impact along the value chain from farmers to Nespresso consumers. It is our sustainable consumption commitment to our Club Members.

Our ambition and goals for 2020:

  • 100% Sustainably sourced coffee
  • 100% Responsibly managed aluminium
  • 100% Carbon efficient operations