Nespresso perfects the tasting experience in collaboration with Riedel


Creating the perfect vessel to taste the Nespresso Grand Cru coffees

Reveal collection

Like a fine wine, that ought only be savored from an appropriate glass to maximize its nose and taste, coffee benefits from being enjoyed from a perfectly designed vessel. Thus Nespresso has undertaken a partnership to design a flawless vessel which elevates the coffee tasting experience.

In a perfect harmony, Nepresso coffee experts and master glass makers Riedel came together to craft the most advanced tasting vessel from which to maximize the Nespresso Grand Cru sensory experience. Nespresso experts intimately understand the intricate relationships between terroir and variety in selecting exceptional green coffee beans for Nespresso Grands Crus. It is Riedel experts who understand the complex role that vessel size and shape play in conveying the message of a fine wine. Together, Nespresso and Riedel experts created two tasting glasses to carry the very essence of fine coffee terroir to the coffee connoisseur’s palate.

The Reveal Collection perfects the coffee experience by best conveying the aroma of the finest Grands Crus to the Nespresso Club member and coffee connoisseur. It serves to enhance that luxurious moment of anticipation when the coffee elixir is smelled and the promise of the rich mouth experience to come hangs on the taste buds. This tasting experience indulges all of your senses.


Innovation in cup design by Nespresso

Nespresso has a long history in the design of cups to enhance the coffee experience. It was Nespresso research scientists who proved that the characteristic crema, which tops a good coffee, serves not to hold in aromas but to carry them above the cup for the olfactory pleasure of the drinker. Therefore vessel shape was a vital tool in perfecting the coffee experience.

In fact all Nespresso coffee cups are deliberately designed to enhance the aromatic pleasure of the Grand Cru they hold. With this new vessel, Nespresso has taken the enhancement one step further by working with no less than 16 sommeliers in tests of the glassware in the Reveal Collection that confirm the coffee experience is taken to new levels. The Intense glass increased the overall intensity of aroma and taste and the Mild glass developed the freshness, acidity and lightness of the coffee as well as the delicacy of the aromas. It also increased the smooth and sweet perception.

The Reveal Collection will be available from end of October in a set of two Intense or Mild glasses from €28.


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