Discerning coffee lovers, if you haven’t tasted aged coffee, now you can.
For the first time ever, Nespresso is offering coffee lovers everywhere the chance to taste aged coffee with the latest Limited Edition coffee pods, Selection Vintage 2014.
Aged coffee is a special and highly sought after coffee that has been intentionally aged over several years, allowing it to develop new sensory dimensions over time. Made from fresh Arabica coffee sourced from high altitudes in the Colombian highlands, Selection Vintage 2014 was harvested three years ago and then immaculately aged, resulting in a complex taste with elegant woodiness, softened fruity notes and a smooth velvet-like texture.
Traditional coffee aging began way back in the 1700s as coffee harvested in Indonesia would sail to Europe in ships that travelled for a number of months. Whilst packed in the wooden boat hulls, the coffee would be exposed to the wet sea air and salt water, causing the beans to swell. These beans are then dried in the sun, which altered the taste of the final coffee.
In contrast, Selection Vintage 2014 was aged using a completely new method pioneered by the Nespresso experts. This included regulating the time, oxygen, moisture in the air, light and atmospheric pressure. A rotation system was also implemented for the bags of harvested coffee to ensure the ideal aging process.
With careful methods, the freshly harvested green Arabica coffee beans sourced from the lush Colombian highlands would transform into Selection Vintage 2014.
Geoffrey Dalziel, Business Development Manager of Nespresso Malaysia explained, “Coffee culture in Malaysia has evolved tremendously over the past few years, and coffee is now more appreciated for its taste, uniqueness and origin. To do this, we took a concept that is well known in the food and drink industry and applied it to coffee.”
“To age the coffee we needed to start with beans of an exceptional quality and then store them in very specialised conditions that we regulated constantly. Any miniscule change in the moisture, temperature, time, atmospheric pressure, light and oxygen conditions would affect the final taste. This carefully tailored process has resulted in an outstanding coffee with a very distinct flavour profile”.
Selection Vintage 2014 will be available for a limited period from Nespresso worldwide. To place an order, access here or call Nespresso’s Customer Relationship Centre at 1800 -80 -7001.