Nespresso is adding two new limited-edition coffees to its Ispirazione Italiana range – inspired by the art of Italian master roasters and the tastes they so skillfully 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 is bringing the tastes and aromas of both the traditional and modern to New Zealand coffee lovers 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 is 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 flavours 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 flavours. 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 a 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.
The permanent range of seven coffees offer 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.
Inspiration for the budding coffee artist
To accompany this launch, Nespresso is introducing its popular small Nomad travel mug in a blooming rose colour.