NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As the year-end celebrations approach, Nespresso is inviting coffee aficionados to reimagine holiday joy this festive season. Nespresso is launching three Limited Edition OriginalLine Variations and three Limited Edition VertuoLine Variations, which are inspired by rich Viennese coffee houses and traditional American holiday desserts respectively. In addition, stylish and cheerful accessories will be added to the Les Collections range, serving as ideal gifts for a memorable coffee moment.
Every holiday season, Nespresso creates eagerly anticipated holiday-inspired Limited Edition coffees to continually surprise and delight as well as deliver new sensory pleasures to some of the world's most discerning coffee lovers. Only the top one to two percent of the world's coffee supply meets the rigorous quality standards to become Nespresso Grands Crus. All Nespresso Grands Crus feature silky and generous crema – the sign of world-class coffee and unprecedented quality.
FESTIVE ORIGINALLINE LIMITED EDITION VARIATIONS
Over the centuries, Vienna has established a coffeehouse tradition like no other city in the world. Its grand marble tables, iconic Thonet chairs and tradition of serving coffee on an elegant silver platter alongside a glass of water have served as inspiration for the Nespresso OriginalLine Variations. Nespresso coffee experts have combined the splendor of Vienna with the taste of some of its most famous pastries to create three delicious OriginalLine Grands Crus using the permanent Livanto Grand Cru, a well-balanced espresso with roasted caramelized notes, as the ideal base. All three OriginalLine Variations have an intensity level of six on Nespresso's intensity scale of one to twelve.
Inspired by the popular Austrian Sachertorte, a glazed chocolate cake with a thin layer of sweet apricot jam, and best enjoyed as an Espresso, Variations Sachertorte combines the balance and roundness of Livanto with soft chocolate and apricot notes.
Variations Apfelstrudel is inspired by the classic layered puff pastry dessert, which contains a sweet apple filling delicately spiced with cinnamon. In this tempting Espresso, Livanto's balance and roundness is complemented with the rich aromas of pastry, baked apples and a hint of cinnamon.
Variations Linzer Torte
With this Grand Cru, Nespresso pays homage to the popular Austrian Linzer Torte: a tasty red fruit tart topped with a recognizable lattice design. This Espresso is a delightful marriage of Livanto's balance and roundness with the taste of red fruits and spiced dough notes.
FESTIVE VERTUOLINE LIMITED EDITION VARIATIONS
Inspired by traditional American-style desserts and the roaming fireplaces, bright lights, and tempting smells of the holidays, Nespresso is introducing three Limited Edition VertuoLine Grands Crus which will transport the senses to the cozy and indulgent season. Each VertuoLine Variation is a smooth Arabica blend from Ethiopia, Central America, and South America and has an intensity level of five on Nespresso's intensity scale of one to twelve.
Variations Banana Bread
Delicate vanilla notes and sweet banana flavors unfold in this smooth blend for a delicacy inspired by banana bread. Adding milk to this large-cup coffee enhances the sweet banana notes and brings forward a caramel aroma.
Variations Pumpkin Spice Cake
A wide range of spice notes, including cloves, cinnamon, and cardamom combine with a sweet pumpkin flavor to create this Grand Cru inspired by pumpkin spice cake. With milk, the spice notes in this large-cup coffee soften for a sweeter, smoother coffee.
Spicy ginger notes are coupled with a cereal flavor for a gourmet blend inspired by gingerbread. With the addition of milk, the ginger flavors are even more magnified for a lovely large-cup coffee.
FESTIVE LES COLLECTIONS ACCESSORIES
This year's Les Collections range is full of one-of-a-kind gifts to enhance your loved ones' coffee moments in style, including specially-designed Limited Edition accessories. Nespresso has partnered with Milan-based illustrator Lorenzo Petrantoni to add his unique design flair to a few items in the Festive accessory collection.
- The stylish PURE collection has been given a Limited Edition Festive makeover by illustrator, Lorenzo Petrantoni, who has added a distinctive black and gold design to the base of the Espresso and Lungo cups and Mugs ($24-$33 for a set of two).
- Perfect for the daily commuter, the Limited Edition TOUCH Travel Mug also features a subtle but stylish black and gold design from Lorenzo Petrantoni, and will keep Nespresso coffee perfectly hot (or cold) when on the move ($25).
- Nespresso joined forces once again with the master glassmakers at Riedel to craft the stunning REVEAL Lungo glasses, a permanent extension to the already popular REVEAL collection ($42).
- A permanent new addition to the TOUCH collection is the compact and convenient TOUCH Sleeve Dispenser, designed by Berlin design studio GECKELER MICHELS ($42).
Recycling & Availability
Nespresso Grands Crus are packaged in aluminum, a material that preserves the quality and freshness of the coffee, and can be recycled over and over again. The Nespresso recycling program involves a partnership with UPS, covering the contiguous United States. Consumers can ship used capsules using a pre-paid UPS Nespresso recycling bag or drop their capsules off at over 500 collection points at Nespresso Boutiques and retailers across the country, making it easier than ever for Nespresso Club Members to recycle their capsules.
The new Limited Edition Variations will be available from October 19, 2016 and Festive Les Collections accessories will be available from November 1, 2016 while supplies last at all Nespresso Boutiques, Nespresso Boutique-in-Shop locations, through the Nespresso Club, and on www.nespresso.com. A sleeve of ten single-serve capsules of the OriginalLine Variations is priced at $8.00 and a sleeve of ten single-serve capsules of the VertuoLine Variations is priced at $12.00. All Limited Edition Grands Crus are available while supplies last.
About Nestlé Nespresso SA
Nestlé Nespresso SA is the pioneer and reference for highest-quality portioned coffee. Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, Nespresso operates in 64 countries and has more than 12,000 employees. In 2015, it operated a global retail network of over 450 exclusive boutiques. For more information, visit the Nespresso corporate website: www.nestle-nespresso.com.
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