I am a coffee lover! This means I can easily go without, so I am not a coffee addict (isn't that what all addicts say ;-)), but I just don't want to. That being said, I go for quality over quantity when it comes to coffee. A few years ago I gave my husband a Nespresso machine as a present, which was in my best interest as well. Nespresso brings out the inner barista in you, pushing regular coffees to the next level.
Every once in a while Nespresso launches limited editions of coffees. The cups of these limited editions have a special design and it needs to be said: appearance does matter. Even though I know it's is mostly great marketing, I couldn't resist buying this time's limited editions: a tribute to Palermo and a tribute to Milan.
Both coffee's are as contrasting as the cities they're referring to. The tribute to Milan is aromatic and reflects the elegant and vibrant city of Milan. "In the hustle and bustle of this cosmopolitan city in northern Italy, coffee is often enjoyed at a fast pace while standing at the bar." The tribute to Palermo is rich and spicy, "reflecting the rustic spirit of Palermo in southern Italy, whose residents tend to prefer a stronger coffee than in the north."
For me, the Milano version, with a taste intensity 9 on a scale of 1 to13, works great as an espresso, whereas the Palermo, with an intensity of 11, is to bitter for me on its own, but blends perfectly with milk (or any milk replacement). Both of the tributes have a very rich flavor and these limited editions are not just about fancy design, but about great taste as well. After having a taste of these cities, I would love to visit them sometime! The limited editions have been in stores since September and will be there until they're sold out.
What about you? A coffee lover as well? Let me know :)
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