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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 Decaffeinato

SWEET AND LIGHT

Delightfully sweet and smooth, Volluto Decaffeinato has the same rich flavours and round body as the original Volluto Grand Cru. The selected pure Arabica beans from South America are roasted lightly and separately to highlight their specificities and reveal the sweet biscuity, fresh and fruity notes. The aromatic profile of these coffees is carefully preserved during the decaffeination process, which respects the coffee bean’s true nature, allowing us to maintain the strength and richness of its aromas.

ORIGIN

Volluto Decaffeinato is a pure blend of decaffeinated Arabicas from Brazil and Colombia with delightful cereal and fruity notes. The aromatic profile of these coffees is carefully preserved during the decaffeination process, which respects the coffee bean’s true nature, allowing us to maintain the strength and richness of its aromas.

ROASTING

The selected pure Arabica beans are roasted separately to highlight their specificities: a shorter roast unfolds the sweet biscuity notes of the Brazilian Arabica, while longer but lighter roast preserves fresh and fruity notes of the Colombian beans.

AROMATIC PROFILE

Volluto Decaffeinato has the same rich flavours and round body as the original Volluto Grand Cru as well as the same delightful sweet biscuit and light fruit notes.

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

17,000

Vivalto Lungo Decaffeinato

COMPLEXED AND BALANCED

A complex yet balanced blend, Vivalto Lungo Decaffeinato has the same rich character as the original Vivalto Lungo Grand Cru: roasted, lightly woody with sweet cereal and subtle floral notes. It is a pure Arabica blend from several origins including South America and East Africa. The aromatic profile of these coffees is carefully preserved during the decaffeination process, which respects the coffee bean?s true nature, allowing us to maintain the strength and richness of its aromas.

ORIGIN

Vivalto Lungo Decaffeinato is a complex blend of decaffeinated Arabicas from several origins including Colombia and Ethiopia with subtle floral and sweet cereal notes. The aromatic profile of these coffees is carefully preserved during the decaffeination process, which respects the coffee bean?s true nature, allowing us to maintain the strength and richness of its aromas.

ROASTING

Separate roasting of the beans brings out the characters of the different origins and develops the complexity of the flavour: a shorter and lighter roast preserves the subtle flowery bouquet of the Ethiopian beans and the fruity notes of the Colombian, while a darker and longer roast reinforces the character of the blend and develops its bitterness.

AROMATIC PROFILE

Vivalto Lungo Decaffeinato has the same rich and complex character as the original Vivalto Lungo Grand Cru: roasted, lightly woody with sweet cereal and subtle floral notes.

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

18,000

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

Capriccio

RICH AND DISTINCTIVE

Capriccio is the rich, unique espresso that is ready to astonish with its surprising bouquet. South American Arabicas and a touch of Robusta bring distinct cereal notes and an acidity that gleams through.

ORIGIN

Capriccio is a blend of South American Arabicas with just a touch of fine Robusta that gives it ample strength. The high-grown Arabica coffees are known for their graceful acidity. They balance beautifully with a Brazilian Arabica coffee we lace into the blend to add richness.

ROASTING

We give these component coffees a light roast to preserve that fine acidity that shimmers through the rich cereal notes. Light roasting also develops that rich profile unique to Capriccio.

AROMATIC PROFILE

Capriccio is a deep and surprisingly refreshing espresso coffee. Can you see the light acidity and fine aromatics dancing through the savory cereal notes? You’ll love Capriccio’s ability to astonish and delight.

  • Intensity
    • 5
  • Cup size
  • Aromatic profile Balanced
  • Aromatic notes Rich and Distinctive

14,700

Ispirazione Roma

The fragrance wafting out of Rome’s traditional coffee bars is a testament to a rich history of contrasts: popular tastes, tempered by the capital’s elegance. This complexity is mirrored in a subtle roast, balancing intensity and finesse and deep flavor spiked with hints of acidity.

ORIGIN
To hit the complexity of a classic Roman espresso requires starting with the right blend. The magnetic complexity of a Roman roast comes from its signature 70/30 blend of Arabica and Robusta. Inspired by this style, we crafted Ispirazione Roma to be our coffee with the most finesse. We chose a natural Arabica and Robusta from Brazil to give Ispirazione Roma its deep base. Adding a high-grown washed Arabica coffee from Ixhuatlan in Mexico provides a flourish of acidity and delicate green fruit aromatics. This Mexican Arabica grows in rich and fertile volcanic soils, and it’s processed so carefully – the farmers dry the coffee on what they call ‘raised drying beds’ to protect it from the rains. You can taste the results in the cup. The excellence of these coffees – and the complexity of the blend – are an homage to the beautiful story of ancient tradition and modern elegance that you find in Rome.

ROASTING
When in Rome, your sugar-laced bold and dark espresso with its foamy head of hazelnut-hued crema will taste as strong as the Roman Empire in its heyday. The Romans like their espresso served scalding hot and drunk in 30 seconds, and deeply dark. But we wanted to pay tribute to the chicness of modern Rome, and so we gave Ispirazione Roma a subtle light roast. It balances the intensity and deep flavor of the coffee with that hint of acidity that gives Ispirazione Roma its elegance. A fine grind preserves the coffees’ aromatic finesse. It helps keep Ispirazione Roma strong yet mild – true to Rome’s rich history of contrasts.

AROMATIC PROFILE
From the days of Ancient Rome, a great many cultures passed through this metropolis. Different layers of civilization towering up to the present day when Modern Rome adds its layer of elegance to the rich history of the city. Ispirazione Roma, too, is beautifully complex. There’s a subtle balance between the strength of the roastiness, the depth of the woodsy, cereal notes, and the finesse of the acidity and elegant aromatics. Ispirazione Roma is the ideal coffee if you’re after a bold yet graceful espresso – it’s a classic taste crowned with elegance.

  • Intensity
    • 8
  • Cup size
  • Aromatic profile Balanced
  • Aromatic notes Full and Balanced

14,700

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

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

Indonesia

WET HULLED ARABICA

In northern Sumatra, local farmers have perfected the art of wet-hulling in response to the unusually humid climate, creating an incredibly distinct coffee.

Master Origin Indonesia wet-hulled Arabica is a race against rain. Sumatran farmers wet-hull their coffee because of the humid climate. They remove the parchment when the coffee is soft and moist because exposed beans dry faster. The method is unique to them and produces the classic Indonesian taste – velvety thick, wildly aromatic, notes of cured tobacco.

 

ORIGIN

100% Arabica from Indonesia.

 

ROASTING

The coffee roasting process we use is a split roast method – with a medium and slightly shorter roast. Split roasting this Sumatra coffee gives a great complexity of aromatic notes in the cup.

 

AROMATIC PROFILE

It’s the coffee production, the unique coffee farming methods, that make this a classic Indonesia coffee – Master Origin Indonesia wet-hulled Arabica has a thick and rich, velvety body. It’s wild in its cured tobacco notes and you’ll get whiffs of tropical woody aromas.

  • Intensity
    • 8
  • Cup size
  • Aromatic profile Intense
  • Aromatic notes Rich and Woody

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