The moment a coffee tree flowers heralds the advent of the coffee bean’s home: the cherry. With the passing months, the fire brick red of ripe coffee cherry dots the deep green foliage. So too forest fruits, in all hues of red, purple and blue, are like gems that light up the forest floor. Such are the gifts trees give us. FOREST FRUIT FLAVOUR celebrates this delightful explosion of colour with a coffee whose flavour recalls the forest floor—teeming with bushes dappled with ripe berries, ready for the picking. This festive flavoured coffee brings you those same juicy berry aromas in a smooth cereal-noted base blend of South American Arabicas. A sweet pastry note emerges, as satisfying as the homemade taste of freshly baked berry pie after a forager’s trip through that other place where bright red bursts forth from deep green. To celebrate all that flavour, Nespresso is stepping in to help protect 10 million trees from being cut down in the Amazon rainforest. Johanna Ortiz—Colombian designer and active supporter in the fight against climate change—brings the heart and soul of this passion to protect trees and nature to life in her vibrant and beautiful design of our Festive 2021 capsules.
Split roast, the Brazilian coffee is lightly roasted to keep it smooth and with all its malted cereal notes intact, while the majority of the Colombian coffee beans get a short roast to release all their finer aromatics. A fine grind adds a glimmer of intensity to this harmonious coffee.