Our mind is on our next macchiato, and our macchiato is inspired by Milan. Much like the elegant city that inspired it, the Milano Intenso coffee by Nespresso is, simply put, an art form. Launched as part of Nespresso’s Ispirazione Italiana range, which transports you to the cobblestone-lined streets of Italy’s distinct coffee regions, the Milano Intenso is rich and vibrant, possessing notes of cocoa, cereal, and just a shimmer of spice.
Read on for three reasons why we can’t put down Nespresso’s Milano Intenso.
Left: the new Milano Intenso by Nespresso.
Right: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milano, Italy by Fernando Meloni.
It’s intense, but balanced
Whether you reach for a coffee upon waking or as the afternoon approaches, Milano Intenso balances medium-roasted Arabica with very dark-roasted Robusta for a complex blend of intensely satiating flavour. This combination brings out the delicious toasted cereal notes while the hint of subtle cocoa from the Arabica, ultimately softening the bitterness ( in more ways than one).
“Milano Intenso has an amazing balance of acidity and bitterness, brought about by the unique split roasting technique which results in a balanced richness of cocoa notes,” says Nespresso New Zealand Coffee Ambassador Jaime Conger.
It’s easy to find your style
Appealing to a broad audience, Milano Intenso can be prepared and enjoyed multiple ways. Do as the Milanese do and enjoy a quick moment of indulgence when served as a macchiato before dashing off into the energetic city centre built on luxury and indisputable style. The touch of frothed milk over the espresso softens bitterness and heightens the cocoa notes from the Arabica. Much like their incredible architecture, Milano Intenso possesses function and form when served as a macchiato. For an even more authentic experience, drink your macchiato Italian-style – caffe alla panna – by substituting your milk for a dollop of cream. This rich addition brings out deeper roasted notes without any bitterness.
It has a chic setup, naturally
When hosting architectural icons like the Duomo di Milano and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II through to hidden local gems like Villa Necchi Campiglio and up-and-coming neighbourhood Navigli, it only makes sense to dedicate a limited edition coffee machine to the Nespresso Ispirazione Italiana range. With elegant golden highlights and a green pattern evoking the city’s tiling, this coffee machine is a celebration of Milan’s artistic heritage, opulent lifestyle and timeless elegance.
Limited Edition CitiZ Aeroccino3 White & Coffee Bundle, $569
A machine that mixes style and substance, for an unforgettable coffee moment around your favourite coffee, whether Espresso or Lungo. Paired with the Aeroccino3 Milk Frother, your favourite milk coffee is only a button press away. Create hot or cold creamy milk froth for a Cappuccino, Latte or Iced Coffee.
Nespresso Ispirazione Italiana Milano Intenso, 1 Sleeve (10 capsules), $11.50
Nespresso Limited Edition Ispirazione Italiana Espresso Set, $45
Nespresso Limited Edition Nomad Golden Travel Mug, Touch, $50
Explore intensity with Limited Edition Milano Intenso, inspired by its vibrant namesake. The limited-edition Ispirazione Italiana collection launches online and in boutique stores in New Zealand on Tuesday 7th February 2023. Follow @nespresso.nz to keep up to date with all the latest Nespresso news.
For more information on the Ispirazione Italiana range, please visit www.nespresso.co.nz.