Ever since the first concept store launched in 2000, Nespresso has been growing; and today, they are a brand that is present in 76 countries with over 700 boutiques worldwide (end of 2017). Most of this growth came on the backs of their core collection of coffees, recognizable not just by the iconic shape of their pod or names like the Ristretto or Arpeggio but also the colours in which each blend is represented.
However, for the more adventurous coffee drinkers, it is the special edition coffees from Nespresso that pique their interest. And this time around they are back, offering a new Master Origin collection that takes the consumer on a journey around the equator, highlighting distinct coffee sensations all inspired by the land.
Nespresso Master Origin Indonesia
Due to the extremely humid climate in Sumatra, farmers practice a uniquely Indonesian way of processing the beans called “wet hulling”. Through this method, the coffee cherries are harvested, pulped and fermented overnight. However, instead of drying these beans immediately after they are rinsed the next morning the beans are hulled while wet. The reason for this is that the sun and heat can penetrate the beans much quicker this way thus drying the coffee quicker.
Taste: The Wet-Hulled Arabica produces an unmistakably thick coffee that has a rich body with notes of cured tobacco and tropical perfumes.