MILAN — Nespresso is launching the Barista Creations milk coffee range, a new line of blends specifically designed to go with milk. 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.
Behind the blend
“The journey to find the perfectly balanced coffee with milk was inspired by professional baristas’ craftsmanship”, and by questioning what were our consumers’ expectations and motivation to drink coffee with milk, said Karsten Ranitzsch, Head of Coffee at Nespresso.
“Our Coffee Experts therefore started by consulting consumers and it has been no surprise to learn that consumers do have different preferences and ways of consuming coffee with milk. Only after having gained a thorough understanding of it while taking the diversity of the responses into account did we start to develop our new blends, which are specifically designed to be consumed in white. Our team, comprised of coffee roasters, sensory experts, professional baristas, food scientists and engineers, embarked on this journey of exploring coffee and milk interactions to create the finest coffee blend to be drunk with milk.”
From 18 different coffee origins, around 20,000 cappuccinos were tested and over 120 coffee prototypes were produced. Through sophisticated trials, the experts pushed the boundaries of roasting and grinding in order to find the key attributes for a coffee blend to be drunk with milk. The result is the new permanent Nespresso coffee range, Barista Creations, specifically designed for coffee recipes with milk.
Barista Creations: the new permanent coffee range
Those looking for bitterness, acidity, body, bold flavour and aromas in their cup of coffee with milk can find it all in Nespresso’s Barista Creations range. To match every taste, each creation has been developed for its unique alchemy with milk. From a small cortado to larger cappuccinos, a variety of recipes can be created from each one. The range is available in both Original and Vertuo capsule systems and has been extensively tested to ensure they create the perfect milk recipe for every taste. They can also be paired with plant-based milk alternatives, such as oat or soya milks. So every coffee enthusiast can now express their creativity and become their own at home barista.
Original coffee range of Barista Creations
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. So indulge in 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. Make sure to create an Intenso 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, intense roasted and smoky when drunk with milk. Ideal for a Traditional Spanish Cortado