By the time the coffee arrives at our factories in Switzerland, a series of quality checks have been performed in the countries of origin and at European harbours. More than 40 quality checks are then performed within our production centre. For example, we control the size of green coffee beans to ensure homogeneity for even roasting, and we measure the humidity of the beans to avoid dryness and quality loss during roasting.
Once the quality of the green coffee beans has been confirmed, our master blenders, roasters and grinders take over to unlock the beans’ full potential, creating our wide range of Nespresso coffees. There are countless ways to grind and roast a coffee. We combine state-of-the-art technology and human expertise to ensure quality in every step of the production process. Using the right heat, time and airflow, we bring out the best and most specific notes of each coffee.
We then spend plenty of time drinking our coffee to ensure it is perfect. Every day, 300 ‘green’ coffee cups, and as many as 500 finished coffee cups, are tasted.
Last but not least, the aluminium capsule then seals in the aromas, protecting the coffee from oxidation, moisture and light and guaranteeing optimal freshness.
When it comes to quality, we leave nothing to chance. Our unique, obsessive approach – starting with the trees in the field and ending with the coffee in the cup – means we are constantly pushing the boundaries of quality at every step of the coffee journey.