Inspired by the rich and vibrant coffee culture of Brazil, Nespresso introduces Cafezinho do Brasil as a Limited Edition Pure Origin Grand Cru.
In Brazil, coffee is deeply ingrained within everyday life, whether this is a warm welcome from a stranger, a catch-up with friends at a local café or a business meeting. Meaning ‘small coffee’ in Brazilian Portuguese, ‘cafezinho’ also represents a welcoming gesture made upon entering a home, to facilitate conversations and forge new connections.
To develop an espresso that captures the essence of cafezinho, Nespresso experts worked closely with Brazilian locals to discover the true cafezinho flavours and aromas. Local farmers discussed their current practices and demonstrated a specific Arabica harvesting technique to strip only the ripe beans without letting them come into contact with any earth to retain the particular flavour needed for Cafezinho do Brasil.
Boasting an intensity level of 9, Cafezinho do Brasil has been designed to reflect the best sensorial qualities of a Brazilian cafezinho, merging unexpected hints of walnut and sandalwood aroma, with unusual herbal notes reminiscent of thyme or rosemary.
Alexis Rodriguez, Head of Coffee Development at Nespresso, explained, “The Brazilian locals taught us that the preferred coffee profile had bitterness, roasted notes and a very distinctive aroma. In order to capture these notes, we carefully selected Arabica beans from three various regions in Southern Brazil. One region is in the state of Espirito Santo, near the sea, that the air has a high level of humidity which helps to develop these special notes within the coffee cherries.”
Best enjoyed as an espresso of 40ml, Cafezinho do Brasil can also be prepared as a long black, by adding 125ml of hot water to the espresso to create a sweet, round coffee that retains the woody and herbal aromatic notes of the Grand Cru.
Cafezinho do Brasil also pairs perfectly with milk. Extracted as a ristretto of 30ml and enjoyed as a cappuccino, Cafezinho do Brasil develops salty, bitter and toasted notes reminiscent of roasted peanuts. Combined with smooth milk froth to create a latte macchiato, Cafezinho do Brasil brings out sweet, round walnut notes and a light smoky aftertaste.
Nespresso invites you to welcome the latest Cafezinho do Brasil Limited Edition Grand Cru into your home, available from 26th August 2016 for a limited period from Nespresso Boutiques, the Nespresso Club and online at www.nespresso.com, priced at RRP$9.30 for 10 capsules.
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