November 4, 2010

Nespresso Variations 2010 - Vanilla, Caramel, Almond Espresso Capsules


Nespresso Variations 2010 - Vanilla, Caramel and Almond (left to right)

11/15/11 UPDATE: The new 2011 Nespresso Variations are out now and shipping, read more about what the flavors are, check out the website and more.

11/30 UPDATE: Nespresso Variations are available NOW! We just ordered up some, got our shipping confirmation and are excited to welcome in the Nespresso Variations 2010 season.

We are pretty excited to announce that this year, the Nespresso Variations 2010 will refocus on the past popular flavors that helped to create the buzz that helps Nespresso fans welcome the holiday season. Can't wait to get our hands on these festive Nespresso Holiday Flavors(again). The flavors are as follows:

  • Vanilla Espresso Variation- "a balanced harmony between the rich and velvety aromas of vanilla and the mellow flavor of the Livanto Grand Cru creates a blend distinguished by its full, enveloping taste, infinitely smooth and silky on the palate." Brought back from the 2006 line.
  • Caramel Espresso Variation- "the sweet vanilla flavor of caramel softens the roasted notes of the Livanto Grand Cru results is a delicate gourmet union which evokes the creaminess of soft toffee." Brought back from the 2008 line - See our review of the 2008 Nespresso Variations Capsules.
  • Almond Espresso Variation - "the sweet and lightly toasted almond notes accentuate the roundness of the Livanto Grand Cru and this melt-in-the-mouth blend evokes the mellow taste of Amaretti biscuits." Brought back from the 2007 line - see our review of the 2007 Nespresso Variations capsules.

Recall that these are layered on top of the Livanto base capsule roast that brings its mid-darkness roast profile and its acidity to help brighten and deliver the layers of flavors.

So a few weeks ago we played around with predicting the Nespresso Variations line-up this year, hoping for a fruit, a nut and a spice; missing on the fruit and not thinking that they would re-visit past popular versions.

If it were up to me, my three favorites were Crystalized Ginger (2008, amazingly fresh and surprisingly good), Almond (2007, true almond that goes will with milk and a hint of sugar - humm what about as an almond mocha?) and last year's Apricot (2009, fresh and bright flavors that burst juicy goodness that shouldn't go with espresso but melded well).

Nespresso Variations 2010 Availability

This year the Nespresso Variations capsules will be available starting on December 1st to a small set of users and to the general public on December 6th.

Compatible Nespresso Brewers

The Nespresso capsules can be brewed in the new super slim Nespresso Citiz, the Nespresso Essenza C-100 or the Nespresso Le Cube brewers, among others in their line.

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Posted by Scott Martin at November 4, 2010 6:12 PM
Recent Comments

We are really enjoying these flavours but we did miss out on these the first time they are out. Nespresso haven't always mailed us with the Limited Editions and with the Kazaar LE we only stumbled onto that one by chance when going past the Nespresso Boutique in Central London. (I wish we bought more) The only thing I can say about the Kazaar LE is that it had me buzzing for about 8 hours, but I guess that serves me right for having an intense coffee after a doughnut.

Maybe Nespresso is visiting old flavours for people who have a Nespresso machine on there Christmas list.

x Claire from across the Pond.

Posted by: Claire at December 13, 2010 5:37 PM

Yes, you're right. No new flavours. Disappointing!!

Posted by: Drinker at November 22, 2010 8:19 AM

how boring! after all the exciting flavours of 2009 i find this year's selection really dull. what flavour are they going to do next year? coffee?

Posted by: bob at November 19, 2010 1:30 PM
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