Nespresso creates an unexpected yet delightful coffee tasting experience

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Published May 31st, 2011 - 09:32 GMT
Onirio, the fragrant limited edition for Spring 2011
Onirio, the fragrant limited edition for Spring 2011

In its continuous quest for the ultimate coffee experiences, Nespresso pushes its coffee expertise to new heights by delivering a truly innovative and sensorial coffee tasting experience this spring. Onirio, the fragrant limited edition for Spring 2011, is a unique sensory-led coffee development by Nespresso, offering all coffee lovers a surprising and indulgent new coffee tasting moment.

“We wanted to create an extraordinary coffee, dense, yet with the most amazing flowery notes,” commented Alexis Rodriguez, Nespresso Coffee Expert. “With Onirio, we have been able to create a true alchemy.”

Onirio offers a new threshold of sensory enjoyment through the sophisticated flowery aromas, expertly paired with a remarkable dense body. This unique creation reveals a tasting experience that unveils different levels of surprise and delight, all in one exceptional coffee.

Nespresso Coffee Experts have skillfully selected, perfectly blended and carefully roasted the finest coffees from Ethiopia. Onirio is a blend composed of two Arabicas from the Sidama region, located in the south-west of Ethiopia: the Arabica from Sidamo and the Arabica from Yrgacheffe. The Arabica from Sidamo has naturally flowery notes with a full rounded body. The Arabica originating from Yrgacheffe is gentle and soft on the palate with floral, slightly spicy aromatic notes, as well as a hint of citrus-fruit aromas.

In the first instance, Onirio will take coffee aficionados on a sensory journey through the scent of flowery notes. This extraordinary coffee releases a remarkable bouquet of white flowers, reminiscent of jasmine and orange blossom.

The tasting experience of Onirio will then heighten and complement the sense of delight, as the unique balance of in-cup flavours is revealed. While the flowery aromas blossom, the roasted notes become apparent and reveal a dense yet velvety body  .

In order to achieve the smooth combination of these flavours, the Nespresso Roasting Experts chose the split-roasting technique, consisting of the separate roasting of two types of coffee to extract the best aromatic quality of each Arabica. The intensive roasting of the Arabica from Sidamo favours the development of roasted notes, while maintaining the flowery character, giving the blend a full, rounded body. A light roasting of the Arabica from Yrgacheffe brings out the flowery notes, providing the blend with a hint of freshness, thanks to its citrus-fruit notes.

Best served in an espresso cup (40ml), and ranking at an intensity level 5, the combination of various sensorial dimensions in one spring-like coffee will offer a true moment of delight for coffee connoisseurs around the world. Sealed in a pearly white capsule to keep all its aromas intact, Onirio is available for AED 30 in the Nespresso boutique.

Background Information

Nestlé Nespresso

Nestlé Nespresso SA is the pioneer and market leader in highest-quality portioned premium coffee. Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, Nespresso has a presence in more than 50 countries and 5500 employees. In 2010, it operated a global retail network of 215 exclusive boutiques. Nespresso achieved global 2010 sales of more than CHF 3 billion and organic growth of more than 20%. 


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