Nespresso treated us last year when they released only one but excitingly new edition within its flavoured Variations capsules range, known as the classic ‘Cioccorosso’ range. And undoubtedly it is that festive time again of the year 2014 when the new Nespresso Limited Edition Variations hit our stores and are available again for us to indulge in during these winter months.
Earlier this year, fans of the Nespresso Facebook page participated in an online vote which was to selection from five flavours – and three, Chocolate Mint, Hazelnut Dessert and Apple Crumble, came out on top as the most popular flavours. These new delightfully festive flavours are available for the next foreseeable months for a limited time only.
As with any other Nespresso flavoured coffee capsules, these new exciting flavours don’t contain any calories or syrups, which is great news for our waists, but alternatively are produced by infusing the coffee with flavouring to create their amazing unique tastes and aromas.
Nespresso’s new Variations packaging isn’t exactly what many would consider festive but it features a sleek silver design on the capsules and matt black exterior packaging. In all three of these festive flavours you can distinctly smell the subtle aromas of apple (and vanilla), hazelnut and Mint. Coffee fanatics have reported a surprising aftertaste of the variation Chocolate Mint.
These three flavours are just like every year, special, festive and surprising. Certainly great to give as a gift to any Nespresso fan or why not just treat yourself and enjoy these limited flavours all to yourself on a winters evening.
Nespresso Chocolate Mint Capsules
Aromatic profile: Balanced, Refreshing Mint & Dark Chocolate
Price: £12.99 for a 10 pack
As a simple lungo (with a touch of milk), the chocolate mint is considered very similar to the Nespresso Ciocattino but with a small minty fresh burst at the end.
The chocolate mint has been reported not to be entirely overpowering and both flavours, the mind and the chocolate, work very well together.
According to Nespresso, they claim their chocolate mint is an exquisite relationship of the fragrant roasted Livanto Grand Cru along with the delectable flavours of dark chocolate and refreshing minty goodness.
This machine will make you a cup of espresso, cappuccino, latte, hot chocolate, tea or even more hot beverages at a push of a button. The Tassimo system includes special T-DISCs (capsules) with barcodes, which are read by the machine to set the correct water temperature, pressure and brew time for each drink. One of the cool things about the T-DISCs is that they come in known flavors such as Milka chocolate, Starbucks coffee or Twinings tea. For the milk based flavor, you will have to combine two T-DISCs (for example, a chocolate capsule, and a milk capsule).
Are you still having your coffee black? Well that’s okay 🙂 But just know that you are missing out on a lot of fun and great flavours with NESCAFÉ’s Dolce Gusto™ sysetm.
Dolce Gusto gives you a range of beautifully designed hot beverage (coffee, hot chocolate, etc.) machines – As well as a wide variety of great flavours of coffee in capsules that fit those machines.
The capsules are priced very competitively and are available almost everywhere to purchase.
DOLCE GUSTO is the perfect gift for the coming holiday season!
Enjoy this video from Dolce Gusto, and stay till the end to see the latest and greatest offers from NESCAFÉ.
Check out my other posts on Dolce Gusto coffee machines and capsules:
Coffee capsules machines have become very popular in people’s kitchens. Nespresso has been investing a lot in its coffee machine and capsules range. To buy Nespresso capsules you have to order them online on Nespresso’s website or boutique stores, but there is a whole range of Nespresso capsules holders for sale online and offline. Here is a roundup of what’s available for you online.
Kitchen Craft Le’Xpress Coffee Capsule Holder and Dispenser (KCLX40POD)
Chrome plated rack with wooden base designed to hold 40 single serve coffee capsules. Taking up little space on kitchen worktops it is ideal for keeping coffee pods readily available for use. Price from £11.99
The Francis Francis X7 iperEspresso coffee machine is very elegantly designed and extremely convenient to use. This machine uses the illy iperEspresso capsules. The patented capsules by illy basically work like other systems such as the Nespresso capsule system or the Caffitaly system. The ground coffee comes is a pre-prepared dose inside a capsule. The capsule is then inserted into the Francis Fancis X7 and with one click of a button you get the perfect espresso. With the iperEspresso system, the espresso is ejected directly in the cup, without any contact with the machine, resulting in minimum cleanup and maintenance.
What are the best Nespresso Capsules for latte? cappuccino? espresso?
If you’ve recently bought a Nespresso CitiZ coffee machine or planning to purchase one soon, you may be asking yourself this question. Well, you are not the only one. Have a look at the Nespresso Capsules range and Nespresso’s suggestions for which type of coffee best fits each blend.
Please add your comments based on your experience as to the different blends offered by Nespresso.
Lavazza A Modo Mio is another capsule system for coffee machines. Similar to Nespresso or Tassimo, the system is a combination of coffee machines that produce espresso and coffee beverages from dedicated capsules for that system only. The machines for Lavazza A Modo Mio are actually manufactured by Saeco, a well known coffee machines manufacturer. Saeco makes different types of machines but this partnership with Lavazza brought to life these exciting looking easy to handle coffee machines.
Nescafé Dolce Gusto is a system developed by Nestle for hot beverage or coffee machines. The system is based on its own coffee machines that make coffee and other hot beverages such as hot chocolate, using specially designed capsules. You are invited to read my post about the Nescafé Dolce Gusto system.
Capsules are usually sold in packs of 16 units, starting from £3.50. Here is a roundup of all the beverages capsules I could find online, for easy access. Please comment with your opinion about flavours you have tried, or could not find here!
The Circolo like its predecessor is manufactured for Nestle by Krups. You may find this machine also labeled as Krups KP 5000. The Circolo uses specially designed capsules by Nestle, different blends of air tight packed coffee grounds, or other hot beverages like hot chocolate, and milk. You can buy the capsules at major stores or get them online.
If you don’t know about the Tassimo capsule system for coffee machines and hot beverage machines, you are welcome to first read a bit about it in our Tassimo capsule system post.
If you already know about Tassimo you may have encounted two types of machines for it online and wondered which you should go for. I am talking about the Braun Tassimo coffee machine and the Bosch Tassimo coffee machine. Here is some information for you about the history of these two machines.