May 14, 2007

Buy Cool Stuff Help a Good Cause


Nespresso is running a charity auction of some pretty cool items to benefit the Rainforest Alliance. The auction runs through May 23rd. To date, Nespresso has raised over $25,000 for the Rainforest Alliance through the auction. Check out trips to Costa Rica, Autographed Nespresso machines, and even a trip for two to Switzerland!

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May 10, 2007

Limited Edition Nespresso Oâ Cups and Saucers


So yesterday we brought you the review of the Limited Edition Oâ Capsules are available now at the Nespresso website. The limited edition capsule is the Oâ, which means "to marry" in Swahili, is a union of two coffees from the regions around Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya blended together to create a great tasting cup of espresso. Bright and flavorful. Also available are limited edition espresso cups and saucers inspired by the Oâ blend, and designed by Guillaume Dufrancatel.

"Inspired by the double origin of this Limited Edition, the artist Guillaume Dufrancatel has designed two different cups, to illustrate the heritage from a fertile soil combined with natural elements from the sky to guarantee quality and abundance of the coffee crop. On the first cup, the artist has illustrated a theme associated with the sky: an orange cloud evokes the high altitude at which the coffee plants grow. On the second cup, he has depicted a volcano in dark shades, symbolizing the volcanic soils of Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya into which Oâ plunges its roots." Wow, and you thought it was just an espresso cup!

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May 9, 2007

Nespresso Limited Edition Oâ Review


The latest Limited Edition Nespresso Capsule is out and available for purchase at the Nespresso Boutique in NYC, or online at the Nespresso site. I recently reviewed the Nespresso C100T Essenza and I really liked it, in fact I am in the process of buying one myself (I have to send the review model back). The limited edition capsule is the Oâ, which means "to marry" in Swahili, and is symbolic of the union between earth and sky to create a great growing region. This capsules is the union of two coffees from the regions around Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya.

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April 17, 2007

Nespresso D150 Espresso Machine


Want the Nespresso experience in a traditional design? The Nespresso D150 is a classic looking espresso machine that still accepts the Nespresso capsules; no mess and excellent espresso is the result of running the Nespresso system. I really enjoyed the Nespresso C100T when I had it in for review, and am happy to say that I will be trying out the new limited edition Oa capsules in the coming weeks.

The Nespresso D150 has a 19 bar pump, a 1.5-liter reservoir for convenience, and a steaming wand that the C100T lacks, making the D150 a logical choice if you are into drinking lattes more than straight espresso. The D150 also comes with a Lungo and an Espresso cup to enjoy the offerings served up by the machine. An assortment of 12 capsules comes with the machine, and more can be ordered up through the Nespresso Club site.

Nespresso D150 at Amazon

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March 30, 2007

Nespresso Essenza C100 Full Review


The Nespresso C100 showed up in a small box, and in an incredible little way found its way onto our counter top and started pumping out shot after shot in a simple and beautiful fashion. Small and compact are the understatement for the Nespresso C100, as great things really do come in small packages. I look at other machines twice its size and wonder how they got everything in there. Now, let's be clear, they don't offer a few things that other more classically designed units offer. like a cup warmer or a steam outlet for frothing milk. This isn't just for espresso though, as work-arounds are easy and prevalent.

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February 18, 2007

Nespresso Summer Campus Session in Costa Rica


Want and opportunity to gather with students from around the world and learn about sustainable coffee farming techniques? Nespresso is running a summer campus in Costa Rica for 2 weeks this coming summer to help students learn more about how farmers cultivate the rarest coffees in the world, while observing sustainable farming techniques to create a better economy while safeguarding the environment.

To submit an application visit The Nespresso AAA Summer Campus Site

Press release follows....

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January 20, 2007

Nespresso C100T Arrives for Review

We're pretty excited to have the Nespresso C100T espresso and coffee maker in the kitchens for testing and for a little fun too. The Nespresso system is based on these little capsules that seal various coffee blends inside, and make themselves ready for brewing at anytime. Like Pods and other capsule based systems, this can make pretty easy work out of making an excellent cup of coffee.

This stylish brewer packs a lot into its little frame:

  • 19 bar pump,
  • 1200 watt heating element,
  • a removable 34-ounce water reservoir, and
  • Measures 10 by 6-1/2 by 11-1/2 inches.

    The machine and capsules can make a standard espresso, or a 5-ounce lungo. It comes with 12 capsules.

    We've got a few blends in house and will be putting it through the paces to check it out from our Espresso point of view.

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  • January 10, 2007

    Nespresso C100 Essenza - Easy Espresso

    We weren’t able to make the recent opening of the Nespresso Café in NYC, but I thought I would point out one of the latest single serve machines from Nespresso anyway…. The Nespresso C100 Essenza, a stylish looking little machine that takes the Nespresso capsules. These foil wrapped capsules are packed with coffee and coffee blends that come in a nice amount of variety, and they even have some seasonal products to keep things interesting. All of this can easily be accessed through the Nespresso website, the downside is that coffee can only be bought through the Nespresso website. The capsules cost $0.49 each, which can seem like a lot when you are only getting a tiny little shot of espresso, but if it’s good espresso and this easy, the cost isn’t too terrible. It’s in the ballpark with ESE Pods.

    The Nespresso C100 Essenza is a compact little brewer that takes these Nespresso capsules, brews your cup and then it gets dumped into a waste bin for clean up later. This little brewer packs a punch though with a 19 bar pump, 1200 watt heating and a 34-ounce water reservoir. The machine and capsules can make a standard espresso, or a 5-ounce lungo for larger cups.

    Our sister site,, published a review of the Nespresso C90; the C100's little brother, and also published a review of the Aeroccino, a great way to get frothed milk without the steaming wand.

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    December 29, 2006

    The Nespresso Gemini CS220

    Last month Nespresso opened up their Boutique in NYC where you can go hang out have a cup of coffee and shop for machines or capsules for the new Nespresso systems. If you wanted to go all out, you could opt for the dual head Nespresso Gemini CS220 that can crank out two drinks at a time and has a thermal compartment for storing a liter of cold milk up to 8 hours. The two water tanks hold 3 liters of water each to keep you running for a while, or there is a direct connect option for it to go straight to the plumbing. Designed with semi-automatic capsule insertion and ejection, both of these Nespresso machines feature 2 waste containers for used capsules with each container holding up to 35 used capsules and offer three programmable cup sizes - Ristretto, Espresso and Lungo. Great for the office, or the well-heeled high volume kitchen. If you don't need the milk storage, the Gemini CS200 should do.

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    December 19, 2006

    The Nespresso Lungo Set

    Here’s a great way to share coffee and a snack, the Nespresso Lungo set that offers a 110 ml cup and a broad saucer for serving a little snack on the side. I like the built in snacking saucer/plate that can serve some biscotti or scones while sipping your favorite espresso based drink.

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