March 29, 2010

Nespresso Tanzaru Limited Edition Espresso Capsules are Now Shipping


According to Nespresso - "Tanzarù is a light-bodied espresso with invigorating notes of citrus fruit and fresh grass. With a subtle and balanced Arabica from Peru as a base, the Tanzanian Arabica brings a lively and fruity character to this coffee."

The new 2010 Nespresso Limited Edition is out and available for a little spring variety. The blend of coffees from Peru and Tanzania will certainly be a little different than the regular shot in the morning. I have a few on order already.

Order capsules and maybe even the custom designed cups at Nespresso

These can be enjoyed on the whole line of Nespresso brewers including, The Nespresso Citiz, Nespresso Essenza and the Nespresso Le Cube.

Update: Check out some early impressions and tasting notes on the Nespresso Tanzaru Espresso Capsules

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March 22, 2010

Podi CM02 Espresso Machine Design - Euro Espresso from Capsules

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The Pod CM02 is a single serve espresso machine using rigid capsules, and looking like some futuristic espresso machine. The unit is designed by experienced espresso machine designer, Vinod Gangotra for Selec Line (Asia). The simple to use machine features push button ease, and is a great solution for home or small office use.

We found this on our sister site, Single Serve Coffee, and we are not sure when this will get released, or under what brand.

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  • -1.o Litre water tank
  • 17 bar pressure
  • Automatic capsule ejecting system
  • Capsules from Italy available in 6 different aroma's
  • Available in White, Black, Red

At Gangotra

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March 22, 2010

Nespresso Tanzaru - Limited Edition Espresso Capsules - 2010

Nespresso_Capsules_tanzaru.jpg OK - so it looks like the capsules are going to be green this year after Nespresso's Facebook teaser. Tanzaru capsules will be available for us this spring as the Nespresso Limited Edition. It seems that the Limited Edition will be an Arabica blend of coffee from Peru and Tanzania and will have a more mild body with stronger top notes of fruity citrus, cherries and fresh grass.

The Limited Edition espresso cups are designed by Christian Ghion and feature butterflies dancing around plants. I like the new rounded handles that seem to match the rings on the saucer. This is in contrast to the triangular shaped handles on cups in the past.

With warmer weather in the air, I am ready for a bit of variety. Looking forward to it.

Update: Check out some early impressions and tasting notes on the Nespresso Tanzaru Espresso Capsules

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March 16, 2010

Nespresso Limited Edition 2010 - What Color Capsules?

NespressoCapsuleColors_Limited2010.jpgThe Limited Edition Nespresso capsules are in the works for 2010 and we are looking forward to whatever comes out this year. Always an interesting blend and a well orchestrated campaign to market them.

In recent years special limited editions have focused on small batch or specialty coffees from sub-regions in growing areas.

Nespresso just posted a poll on Facebook asking Fans what color capsule they will represent the the new blend. The Orange, Lime Green or Purple capsules are not striped and in a very unscientific look - I think the green is winning. Besides, Purple was done for Goroka, and Orange was done for Oa; I think it's time for green.

What do you think and what do you want to see this Spring for the color of the limited edition capsules?

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March 10, 2010

Starbucks Bold Tour - Drink Coffee, Get Free Wholebean


Starbucks has rolled out an innovative plan to get people in the habit of coming to the shop, and drinking their coffee. Coffee drinkers who purchase a brewed coffee every week and track their experience through a Coffee Journey Card will receive a free 1-pound of whole bean coffee. Not bad for those who drink it anyway and if word of the program spreads, this might just get a few new users into the store too. The program started yesterday and runs through May 3rd.

"We have a remarkable selection of high-quality bold coffees from around the globe and we wanted to provide an opportunity to showcase them," said Dub Hay, Starbucks senior vice president, Coffee. "Highlighting bold coffees also provides a backdrop for us to implement the Pour Over brewing method which helps ensure our brewed customers can quickly have a bold coffee of their choice after 12 p.m."

Starbucks is also debuting the "Pour Over" method of brewing, also known as cone brewing where they will brew a cup of fresh decaffeinated or other bold coffee that isn't already brewed just for you. This sonds pretty appealing and offers a fresh cup instead of settling for a blend you aren't really interested in. They will take hot water, and pour it over the fresh grounds, filtering it through a cone right into your cup. I think that this is a great way to enjoy coffee and never fails to make a good cup if you start with a great ground coffee. More at Starbucks.


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March 5, 2010

Handpresso in the Badlands

Handpresso, the handheld Espresso machine, can get you an espresso just about anywhere you have hot water. Barry Sonnenfeld, director of such films as Men in Black, has a video posted where he shows off his espresso talents when he visits the Badlands of South Dakota and a few other famous sights around the country. Who knew Abe was such an espresso fan (watch the video)?

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