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Nespresso creates Unforgettable Recipes for their latest limited edition capsule flavour

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Nespresso has teamed up with Australian personalities to launch “Unforgettable Recipes,” making coffee moments at home extraordinary. Using the versatile VERTUO range, these recipes blend delicious coffee with surprising ingredients, offering easy-to-follow instructions.

New VIVA North Melbourne cabaret venue and bar

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This April, the industrial precinct of North Melbourne will witness a spectacular transformation with the grand opening of VIVA, an innovative venue that harmonizes live performances with exquisite dining. By seamlessly blending a vibrant bar setting with captivating cabaret experiences, VIVA is poised to redefine entertainment in Australia, creating an immersive hub for underground artistry, culinary delights, and premium libations. Step into a realm where history intertwines with modern allure at VIVA. Infused with the opulence of the 1920s and accentuated by cutting-edge staging and technology, VIVA promises to be a stage for the nation’s most distinguished dance and cabaret luminaries. The venue is crafted to whisk guests away on a journey of delight, excitement, and artistic exploration. Featuring two exclusive in-house shows that anchor the night’s entertainment lineup, VIVA kicks off with Elegant, a captivating cabaret performance brimming with comedy, dance, charm, and theatrics. For those seeking a more provocative and daring experience, Exotic awaits as the late-night spectacle designed to captivate, enthrall, and perhaps even challenge your perceptions. Elegant, the early show, is helmed by the acclaimed arts and entertainment maestro, Jason Coleman. With an illustrious portfolio encompassing iconic events like the Sydney Olympics opening ceremony, hit musicals such as Hair and Hairspray, and the beloved TV series So You Think You Can Dance, guests at VIVA are primed for an extraordinary evening within an intimate setting. Director of VIVA, Karlee Kaminski, shared, “At VIVA, we aspire to merge the enchantment of live performances with exceptional dining, service, and beverages, establishing a new… Read More

ST. ALi coffee in Melbourne has a new shop

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ST. ALi, the revered Melbourne coffee institution, is thrilled to announce the opening of its latest venture on Bali’s shores. This April, coffee aficionados and culinary enthusiasts will be welcomed at the brand new ST. ALi cafe located on the ground floor of the avant-garde FURTHER HOTEL in the lively and promising district of Pererenan. This expansion marks a significant milestone, promising to infuse Bali’s blossoming coffee scene with ST. ALi’s celebrated blend of premium coffee and gastronomic flair. “Expanding into Bali presents an exhilarating opportunity for us to introduce the ST. ALi philosophy to a wider audience. Pererenan’s evolving culinary landscape and its rich, immersive culture provide the ideal setting for our brand to flourish,” proclaimed Lachlan Ward, CEO of ST. ALi. FURTHER HOTEL has quickly made its mark since its establishment in 2023, earning accolades for its innovative hotel concept that seamlessly integrates with the community ethos of Bali’s southwest coastline. This collaboration between ST. ALi and FURTHER HOTEL is set to enrich the guest experience significantly, marrying the hotel’s novel approach with ST. ALi’s expertise in coffee and cuisine. “Partnering with ST. ALi to bring the essence of Melbourne’s coffee culture to Pererenan is a fulfillment of a long-held aspiration,” expressed Simon Digby, Co-Founder of FURTHER HOTEL. “Facing some of Bali’s most sought-after surf spots, we anticipate ST. ALi will become a morning hub for surfers eager for their coffee fix.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by ST ALi INDONESIA (@stali.id) In line with this partnership, ST. ALi Bali,… Read More

Why coffee matters this Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is a special occasion that calls for a celebration of the unparalleled bond between a mother and her children. While flowers and heartfelt messages are traditional gifts, why not surprise her with an exceptional coffee experience at home this year? Coffee, after all, is more than just a beverage; it’s a moment of pleasure that many mothers cherish in their daily ritual. Mitch Monaghan, Nespresso Coffee Ambassador, shares invaluable insights on how to elevate this daily coffee ritual, particularly on Mother’s Day. When buying a coffee machine to gift your mother, the paramount concern should be whether it can produce quality-tasting coffee. According to Monaghan, the perfect cup starts with the machine’s capability to deliver consistently good coffee, which is where a coffee capsule machine, like Nespresso’s Vertuo Pop, shines. It does away with the intricacies of coffee making, ensuring every cup is a perfect brew. The use of sustainably sourced Nespresso coffee, sealed in recyclable aluminium capsules, further guarantees that each cup is fresh and full of aroma. Ease of use is another critical factor. A machine that operates at the touch of a button and offers various cup sizes can adapt to any coffee preference your mother might have throughout the day. For those mothers who appreciate a hands-off approach in the kitchen without compromising on the quality of their coffee, the Vertuo Lattissima could be the ideal choice, handling milk preparation seamlessly. For the environmentally conscious mother, the sustainability of the coffee machine is a significant consideration. Nespresso’s precision design… Read More

Padre Coffee comes to Paddington

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Bean purveyors Padre Coffee have officially opened their doors in Paddington. This new concept store joins Melbourne and Noosa locations as a must-visit for any coffee lovers, or want-to-be coffee lovers. Part cafe, part education hub, part shop – Padre Coffee in Paddington does it all. This zen space has room for an intimate coffee meeting (before you ask, yes they have baked goods to snack on), but also a large counter for takeaways, including a very impressive cold brew spout for quick refills. There’s also a training space where the team will hold education workshops, events and upskill baristas in the art of coffee. The great news is they’ve already started with their staff, who can answer any and every question about coffee. Simply tell them how you like to drink coffee, or ask them for a new way to drink it, and they’ll be able to whip you up the perfect blend from their large selection of single origins, blends and roasts. Head of Padre Coffee, Ben White, the Kenyan Gachatha AB for us as a must-try for long black lovers, and when we say it was the best coffee we’ve ever had that’s not an exaggeration. Such is the magic that awaits you at Padre Paddington. In addition to learning about coffee and sampling brews, the retail space is also an excellent starting point for those who want to up their homemade coffee game. With machines of all shapes and skill level, to drip bags perfect for those who love going off… Read More

Nespresso has just dropped a new compact and colourful machine

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Coffee gods, Nespresso have launched a new coffee machine and it’s the most compact, and colourful, in the Vertuo range yet. Introducing the Vertuo POP! The six new colours are an interior enthusiasts dream, allowing maximum space personalisation while not taking up any extra space. Coffee lovers can choose from Spicy Red, Mango Yellow, Aqua Mint or Pacific Blue, or go classic with Liquorice Black or Coconut White. It’ll be hard to choose just one for your kitchen! Nespresso are no strangers to awards, and this new Vertuo machine has already won the 2022 iF Design Award in the product category for its sleek and compact design, as well as connectivity features. The Vertuo POP also happens to be the most affordable machine from the Vertuo range so far, which as we know with the rising cost of living, is a blessing. Nespresso’s Business Executive Officer General Manager, Jean-Marc Dragoli says is more important now than ever given 63% of Australian coffee drinkers claim to be making their coffee at home as part of a plan to save money. Given Nespresso pods on average cost $1.20 per shot, it’s a swap many will be happy to make. “We know Australian coffee lovers are feeling the pinch, with the cost of living on the rise,” says Dragoli, “The new Vertuo POP offers an elegant solution for those seeking cafe-quality coffee at home and in a more compact style. The sleek design and bright colours, will elevate any kitchen or workspace, no matter the size.” Small in… Read More

Nespresso’s limited edition collection with Chiara Ferragni is its chicest yet

OG influencer, Italian fashion icon and entrepreneur Chiara Ferragni has teamed up with Nespresso for the mother of all Milano in the most chic coffee range collaboration we’ve ever seen. We all know Italian coffee is where it’s at and Nespresso’s new and limited-edition collection, co-developed with Chiara, pays homage to Milan’s history, architecture, and lifestyle. The collection features a new coffee blend, Milano Intenso, a range of stylish accessories and a GORGEOUS CitiZ Nespresso machine. Dripping in gold accents, when we say this range is chic (and also super limited edition), we mean it. The entire collection is adorned in a bespoke geometric deep green design with gold accents influenced by Milan’s historic locations, Villa Necchi, Palazzo Montedoria and Duomo Cathedral, and is inspired by Chiara’s vision of the city. The coffee itself is made for Australians who love a robust bean. Milano Intenso has a medium-dark roast, and a high intensity rating of eight, with a classic combination of cocoa and roasted-cereal notes. Nespresso recommends that this be enjoyed as a cappuccino given it’s medium-dark roast pairs well with milk. “My love of coffee and Italy knows no limits, so I jumped at the chance to collaborate again with my dear Nespresso family to co-develop this limited-edition collection,” Chiara tells, “The new range has been inspired by the creativity and rich culture of Milan, and I am so excited to bring to life such great tasting coffee with beautiful accessories and machine for coffee lovers to enjoy wherever they are.” Sip in style… Read More

The latest release from The Macallan is where coffee meets whisky

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Iconic whisky makers, The Macallan, are back with their second annual release of The Harmony Collection and this time the flavours are inspired by coffee. The Harmony Collection Inspired by Intense Arabica single malt whisky explores the intersection of coffee and whisky production and challenges even the most staunch whisky drinker to be creative and test their palate by pairing it with coffee. This limited edition whisky is a must try! The Harmony Collection is inspired by a deep connection to the natural world, which has been at the heart of The Macallan for nearly 200 years. Starting in 2021 with the release of Rich Cacao which offered indulgent chocolate flavour notes and incorporated discarded husks from cacao pods in the packaging.Sustainability and nature have been constants since The Macallan began crafting single malt whisky, and The Harmony Collection releases showcase this across different food industries. For their latest release, Inspired by Intense Arabica, The Macallan Whisky Maker Steven Bremner has created the distinct Ethiopian Arabica coffee bean flavour profile to playfully pair with coffee to unlock distinct flavour profiles. Steven says, “Exploring the world of coffee with our masters in the industry, who shared their knowledge, creativity, and love for their art, was both an education and an inspiration. There are many parallels between the approach to creating incomparable whisky and coffee. Each requires unique skills and craftsmanship to achieve depth and complexity of taste and both worlds aim to deliver an extraordinary consumption experience. Whisky Maker’s Notes:The Macallan Harmony Collection Inspired by Intense… Read More

Love coffee? Try these café au lait treats this summer

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Coffee champions Nespresso are making summer even sweeter with their latest Barista Creations range that’s made to be iced, iced baby. It couldn’t come any sooner as the Aussie summer stings, but you can now perk yourself up at home with the Brazilian-inspired collection designed to elevate iced coffee experiences with surprising tropical coffee blends designed specifically for ice. In the Barista Creations for Ice range is the new Liminha over Ice flavour, return of fan favourite Coconut over Ice and for black coffee loves, Ice Leggero. If a latte isn’t enough for you in the heat, try these summery treats to get that caffeine fix without the temperature spike. Mocha Smoothie Bowl Ingredients:80ml Ice Leggero1 large frozen banana or 2 small frozen bananas1 teaspoon cocoa powder3 teaspoons chia seeds1 teaspoon cinnamon Toppings suggestions: coconut shavings, nut butter, granola and fruit. Materials:Nespresso Vertuo machineBlender Method:Brew Ice Leggero, allow to cool.In a blender, add all ingredients. Blend until thick and smooth.Spoon into a bowl and garnish with your favourite toppings. Liminha Affogato Ingredients:80ml Liminha Coffee2 scoops Lemon Sorbet Materials:Nespresso Vertuo machineVertuo Cappuccino glass Method:In a Cappuccino glass, add the Lemon sorbet.Brew the Liminha coffee over the sorbet.Serve and enjoy! Ice Cube Coffee Ingredients:230ml Tropical Coconut Over Ice Capsule150ml milk (we love this with oat milk or coconut milk for an extra tropical hit!) Materials: Nespresso Vertuo machineIce Cube TrayNespresso Reveal GlassAeroccino Method:The night before, brew Iced Coconut into a jug and wait to cool. Carefully pour into the ice cube tray and freezer overnight.Place 3 coffee… Read More

Become your own home barista with Nespresso Favourites

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With costs going up, more Aussies than ever are feeling the pinch and with the average household consuming three coffees every day, more and more are opting to make their coffee at home to cut back. New YouGov research, The Nespresso 2022 Australian Coffee Report, shows 73% of Australians are now making their coffee at home in some capacity, with more than 63% (which is 9 million!) saying it’s to save money. While Australian cafe culture remains strong, it seems that the at home Nespresso supplements the daily coffee intake and we’re still enjoying the best of both worlds.  Of course saving cash isn’t the only benefit, with 67% of Australians reporting they found it convenient, and 51% saying they were confident their coffee would always be made exactly the way they liked it. In fact, Australians were largely very satisfied with their own coffee-making  skills, with 75% of coffee drinkers claiming the quality of their own homemade “When you’re consuming several coffees a day, it’s a huge benefit in times like these to be able to pare back your spending by making some of those coffee orders at home without having to compromise on quality,” said Nespresso Coffee Ambassador, Mitch Monaghan. “Australians will continue to visit their local café for that social experience, but they also want to know the first coffee they make as they roll out of bed in the morning is up to standard. Nespresso’s AAA Sustainable Quality Program™ ensures the coffee you buy is both the highest-quality and sustainably sourced.”… Read More