Nespresso raises the bar with new, expertly roasted intensity 13 blend

Posted by Media Release Agency on 12th March 2020

This month, Nespresso introduces new heights of sensory intensity with the introduction of a unique and powerful addition to its permanent range of coffees. Masterfully roasted, Ispirazione Napoli is the first permanent coffee to offer an intensity 13.

Marrying Nespresso’s coffee expertise with the deep-rooted coffee rituals of Napoli, the new coffee has been masterfully developed using dark roasting methods, taking it to the ultimate intense degree.

Also new is Ispirazione Venezia, intensity 8, which offers rounded smoothness and caramel notes, illustrating Venice’s long history of importing the world’s coffees and expertly roasting them for the ultimate balance in aromatic profiles.

Ispirazione Napoli and Ispirazione Venezia join a selection of existing coffees to form ISPIRAZIONE ITALIANA. While the existing coffees remain unchanged, the names and packaging of the intense ristretto and espresso range are evolving to capture the regional Italian roasting expertise that inspired their creation.

Specially crafted, each coffee captures the roasting techniques of the inspired city, whether it’s the spicy influences in Palermo or the rich depth of history of Rome. Ispirazione Italiana aims to take coffee lovers on a roasting journey through Italy and discover for themselves the varying intense coffee aromas.

ISPIRAZIONE ITALIANA: journey through regional coffee artistry

The Ispirazione Italiana collection currently has seven blends inspired by the culture and the roasting techniques of Italy’s cities:

New Ispirazione Napoli:

From the streets of Naples, the local deep-rooted coffee ritual inspired the dark roasting method, masterfully developed the coffee to an intense degree. Leavened with Robusta, the result is a velvety, creamy cup with an extremely thick body and a pleasant, bitter aftertaste. A tribute to the roasting proficiency of the Italian capital of coffee. Add milk to Ispirazione Napoli coffee to make an Espresso Macchiato. You’ll find the distinct character pushes boldly through milk as notes of bittersweet cocoa and a rich caramel aroma emerge.

New Ispirazione Venezia:

Venice has a long history of importing the world’s coffees and expertly roasting them to balance their distinct aromas. The muse for the cup: delicately aromatic, all elements balanced harmoniously, caramel notes and thick body. When you add milk to this espresso, it adds to the rounded smoothness and subtle sweetness of Ispirazione Venezia. It simply sings as a coffee with milk – a Cappuccino transports you to Venezia with classical music mixing with the warming coffee aroma on the Piazza San Marco.

Ispirazione Ristretto Italiano:

The essence of Italy’s iconic drinking tradition, the ristretto. Long roasted in part for body, short in part for brightness and fruit, this coffee is the culmination of all that was explored in the emblematic Italian cup. Milk won’t hide Ispirazione Ristretto Italiano’s contrasted bouquet. Discover how it rounds out the blend and gives it a creamy texture.

This blend also exists in decaffeinato.

Ispirazione Firenze Arpeggio:

This exquisite blend is a true reflection of Florence’s cultural significance: An intellectual hub in the heart of Italy, drawing influences from all over the country. Ispirazione Firenze Arpeggio’s roasting style brings these influences together by combining fruity notes traditionally found in the North of Italy with cocoa notes from the South, culminating in a velvety, dense and creamy cup. Ispirazione Firenze Arpeggio is an intense coffee, but the sweet notes of Arabica mix well with milk froth to make this homage to Florence a characterful cappuccino.

This blend also exists in decaffeinato.

Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar:

Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar inspired the long, dark roasting style, combining the high Robusta content: inspired by this Southern city. The result is an exceptionally intense, syrupy, woody and spicy coffee, crowned with very dark, thick crema. Try this Ispirazione Palermo Kazaar with milk, and you’ll discover the intensity hasn’t gone away. The roasty, bitter boldness simply develops a harmonious chocolate and caramel twist.

Ispirazione Roma:

The fragrance wafting out of Rome’s traditional coffee bars is a testament to a rich history of contrasts: popular tastes, tempered by the capital’s elegance. This complexity is mirrored in a subtle roast, balancing intensity and finesse and deep flavour spiked with hints of acidity. Add milk froth to make a Cappuccino with theIspirazione Roma, and you’ll taste how it brings out the sweetness and gives it a creamy, caramel taste without losing any of Roma’s charm.

Ispirazione Genova Livanto:

From this trading city, sailors navigated the globe in the quest of discovering a myriad of aromas and flavours. Latin American coffees were among the treasuresthey brought back from their explorations. Ispirazione Genova Livanto’s medium roast brings together in beautiful balance all the rounded flavours of Brazilian,Colombian and Guatemalan coffees, completed by their classic sweet caramel note. Add milk to this espresso, and you’ll still taste the smooth and subtly sweet character of Ispirazione Genova Livanto.

The new range is now available online, in boutiques or as part of the Nespresso coffee subscription where coffee lovers can receive free delivery with 50 capsules or more and 10% extra credit applied to their account each month.

For more information on Nespresso’s Ispirazione Italiana range including coffee recipes, please visit