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If you have a Nespresso machine, you need to get your hands on these new pods that have just launched.

16 Sep 2019
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Good news for lovers of good milky coffee: Nespresso, the leader in portioned coffee, has released its new Barista Creations range – the result of six years of intensive studies. The expertly crafted blends are set to be a game-changer for the three-quarters of coffee drinkers globally who enjoy a white coffee.

Nespresso’s development team experimented with 18 coffee origins from around the world, focusing on the techniques of roasting and grinding, to perfect a milky coffee at home with the Nespresso milk machines.

“Our team – comprising coffee roasters, sensory experts, professional baristas, food scientists and engineers – embarked on a journey of exploring coffee and milk interactions to create the finest coffee blend to be drunk with milk,” says Karsten Ranitzsch, Head of Coffee at Nespresso.

Through sophisticated trials, around 20 000 cappuccinos were tested and over 120 coffee prototypes were produced. The result is the new permanent Nespresso Barista Creations range, designed to match every taste – whether you enjoy your coffee with full-fat dairy milk, or prefer to use dairy-free options like oat or almond milk.

From a small cortado to larger cappuccinos, a variety of recipes can be created from each one:

Chiaro (meaning “light” in Italian) – Inspired by Brooklyn baristas, Chiaro is for smooth and sweet coffee and milk recipes. With an ultra-light roast, it has sweet caramel and biscuit notes when milk is added. Best for a sweet cappuccino.

Scuro (meaning “dark” in Italian) – Inspired by baristas in Melbourne, Scuro is for the perfect balance between milk and roasted coffee notes. Its profile is intense, roasted and well-balanced when milk is added. Best if you like an intense cappuccino.

Corto (meaning “short” in Italian) – Inspired by Spanish baristas, Corto has a powerful taste and a syrupy texture for recipes with a little touch of milk. The blend is very dark, spicy, intensely roasted and smoky when drunk with milk. Ideal for a traditional Spanish cortado.

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