MILAN – This Holiday season, Nespresso is collaborating with Colombian fashion designer Johanna Ortiz, to enchant coffee lovers with the launch of its annual Festive collection, inspired this year by the forest. Inspired by the beauty and depth of Nature’s forests, Nespresso’s ‘Gifts of the Forest’ collection encapsulates the brand’s devotion to the precious environment coffee is grown in.
The collection features a range of limited-edition coffees for both the Original and Vertuo systems, along with Festive infused accessories, making for delightful and inspiring gifts for family and friends. Coffee lovers can also gift this Festive season knowing Nespresso is giving back to the forest, as the brand goes beyond its agroforestry commitments, by helping to protect 10 million trees in the Amazon.
To bring the design of their limited-edition collection to life, Nespresso has partnered with Colombian luxury fashion designer Johanna Ortiz, whose innovative designs and interplay between nature and sustainability truly transports coffee aficionados into Nespresso’s festive universe.
Johanna Ortiz says “For me, design and nature go hand in hand which is why this collaboration resonated personally. Colombian coffee also has a truly special place in my heart and as an active supporter in the fight against climate change, knowing that Nespresso is going beyond its agroforestry commitments by supporting the protection of 10 million trees in the Amazon, it was another huge reason why this collaboration made perfect sense.
When designing the collection, I took the idea of capturing the beauty of the forest throughout every piece, by incorporating rich forest canopies and dark earthy tones within my designs. It’s been an amazing process and partnership which I have deeply enjoyed.”
Explore and wander through Nespresso’s Forest Variations coffees
From forest fruits to luscious canopies of trees, this year’s Festive coffee range includes two flavored coffees and one black coffee.
- Uncover the hidden flavors of Forest Black
A canopy of trees shelters Forest Black’s coffees to protect the flavor hidden in each bean. Discover this blend of shade-grown coffees from Colombia and beyond. A spicy espresso, its exotic woody notes will transport tastebuds to the depths of the forest.
- Taste the berries of the Forest with Forest Fruit Flavour
Like gems that light up the forest floor, forest fruits are the gifts trees give us. Juicy berry aromas run through this season’s flavoured espresso as the South American Arabicas’ lingering cereal character takes on a festive sweet pastry note.
- Delight in the treasures of the trees with Forest Almond Flavour
Forest Almond Flavour is the forager’s delight of the season. With the sweet, nutty flavour tucked into this espresso’s South American Arabicas, get ready to uncover almond notes marked by vanilla and a light fruitiness in this coffees’ smooth cereal character.
- Discover leafy canopies and complex aromas with Forest Black
Forest Black’s arabicas from Colombia and beyond grow in the sheltering shade of a canopy of trees that protect the flavours hidden in each bean. Experience this coffee’s alluring spice and cereal notes amidst exotic woody aromas that celebrate the magic and timelessness of the forest.
- Sip on juicy berry and sweet pastry notes with Forest Fruit Flavour
Forest Fruit Flavour celebrates a delightful explosion of colour with a coffee whose flavour recalls the forest floor—teeming with bushes dappled with ripe berries, ready for the picking. This festive flavoured coffee brings those same juicy berry aromas in a smooth cereal-noted base blend of Latin American and African Arabicas
- Enjoy a treasure trove of flavors with Forest Almond Flavour
Gifts given by trees are no small thing, Forest Almond Flavour celebrates both the harvest bestowed by the forest and the delicious and complex nutty aromas found in many high-quality coffees around the coffee belt. This Latin American and African Arabica blend’s inherent cereal character is an ode to harvest season.
- Take a twist on the Gifts of the Forest collection with exclusive Nespresso infused cocktails
Nespresso lovers can surprise and delight guests with delicious Gifts of the Forest coffee cocktail recipes, specially crafted to enhance the sensory experience. Each coffee-infused recipe has been curated by Nespresso with the Gifts of the Forest collection in mind, bringing a taste of nature and sophistication to each glass. For coffee cocktail inspiration, visit www.nespresso.com/recipes.
Nespresso: A gift back to the forest
Nespresso is also proud to be partnering with Conservation International to gift back to the forest this Festive season. For almost 20 years Nespresso has been focused on protecting nature through agroforestry projects to protect the ecosystems its coffee farms rely on. To take this further beyond coffee farming and support the local communities that call the forest home, Nespresso is also announcing its contribution to protecting 10 million trees in the Amazon Forest in La Pedrera, Colombia. The effort is in collaboration with Conservation International and La Pedrera’s Madroño community. Forest conservation plays a huge role in Nespresso’s sustainability vision, which is to create a cup of coffee that has a positive impact on the world – from the coffee cherry to the cup.
The limited edition Gifts of the Forest collection will be available on www.nespresso.com and in selected boutiques as of November 1.