Nespresso has recently introduced its new limited edition coffee blends via chic brunches hosted by three stylish women.
Paying tribute to the historical roots of coffee houses, the brand introduces Café Istanbul and Caffe Venezia. These special blends carry the vibrant spirit of old-world cafés that gave birth to the most fascinating coffee house cultures.
Café Istanbul is as exotic and intense as the coffee houses found in this enthralling city. It’s made of Arabian coffee from Yemen mixed with East Indies and Indian treasures, and carries an intense roasted and black pepper spicy notes.
Caffé Venezia, on the other hand, with its elegant and delicate profile, is the perfect muse of Venetian coffee houses. This blend features beans from the ancient Ethiopian city of Harrar mixed with Indian Arabica to create a cup rich with the exotic perfume of the East. Wild and floral notes are combined with a roasted character, making this variant a potent and complex coffee.
Town & Country’s home and food expert Alicia Sy, Philippine Tatler Home and Philippine Tatler Traveller editor Mia Borromeo, and style icon Camille Co threw get-togethers to introduce Café Istanbul and Caffe Venezia to their friends.
The star of Sy’s brunch was Café Istanbul, and to complement it, a sumptuous spread of Turkish/Mediterranean food was prepared by Happy Ongpauco-Tiu. As a special treat for her guests, a spices station featuring cinnamon, chili, cardamom, bay leaves, cloves, coriander, cumin, and sumac, was set up from which everyone could choose three different kinds to take home.
The beauty of old world Venice and the Nespresso coffee that it inspired, Caffé Venezia, took centerstage at Borromeo’s brunch. Nespresso coffee was served, paired with classic Italian cuisine that delighted everyone’s palate. To complete the Venetian experience, artist Pete Rich did a live sketch of guests with a styled background featuring different elements that are distinct to the city.
A fun, millennial vibe kept the room buzzing at Co’s brunch. Selfies, social media, and endless youthful chatter provided the perfect juxtaposition to the old-fashioned theme of the event, which featured a spices station, an old-world Europe styled backdrop for taking photos, and a calligraphy station where artist Anina Rubio prepared a calligraphy session for the guests.
The new blends can be enjoyed as espresso or black coffee as well as coffee with milk.
Cafe Istanbul and Caffè Venezia are available for a limited period at the Nespresso Boutique in Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Makati, as well as through orders from the Nespresso Customer Care Hotline (02) 477-7870 and online at www.nespresso.ph.
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