Introducing BARISTA, three coffees crafted for flavour harmony

September 2017. Pairing the finest quality coffee with smooth milk is a flavour harmony that has long transfixed professional baristas. Now, Nespresso is bringing this sensation to the home with three new limited edition coffees, two of which have been especially created to be prepared with milk. Whether you indulge in a creamy Cappuccino, a full-bodied Espresso Macchiato or an extra intense Ristretto, there is a BARISTA limited edition coffee to satisfy your senses and allow you to bring the coffee bar straight to your kitchen.

Inspired by a barista’s craftsmanship to perfectly harmonise the complex flavours in coffee and mastering milk preparation, Nespresso undertook multiple sensory tests to define the exact levels of roasting and the ideal coffee grinding techniques to create the BARISTA limited editions. Karsten Ranitzsch, Head of Coffee at Nespresso explained, “From the many discussions with our consumers we have understood that a great coffee in black does not necessarily become an equally great coffee in white. Like the best baristas in the world, we have used our understanding and knowledge about coffee and paired it with the understanding that our consumers who love coffee with milk are looking for ideal bitterness, acidity, body, flavours and aromas in their cup. We are proud to have created three different Limited Edition coffees, which are specifically developed for those who like their Nespresso white, such as an Espresso Macchiato.”


The BARISTA limited edition coffees are set to delight any coffee lover with three tempting options:

  • Try BARISTA Chiaro for a Cappuccino

Tasting notes: The coffee has been specially crafted by the Nespresso experts to prepare a sweet, indulgent Cappuccino with a smooth creamy taste, roundness and exceptionally delicate biscuit notes

Intensity: A medium-to-dark roasted blend of Intensity 5 when black, that becomes exceptionally smooth and round when combined with milk.

Best enjoyed: 25ml coffee topped with 60ml milk froth

  • Sample BARISTA Scuro for an Espresso Macchiato

Tasting notes: Carefully created for an intense, flavourful and full-bodied coffee finished with a gentle touch of milk foam

Intensity: A medium-to-dark roasted blend of Intensity 8 when black, that keeps its strong character when combined with milk.

Best enjoyed: 40ml Espresso with two spoons of milk foam to retain the strong coffee character

  • Taste BARISTA Corto as a black Ristretto

Tasting notes: The BARISTA Corto blend has been masterfully blended to give the coffee an extra intense taste with a thick syrupy texture and a dark marbled crema.

Intensity: A dark-roasted blend with intensity 11

Best enjoyed: As a 25ml black Ristretto

Whichever your coffee preference, the BARISTA collection ensures you have the perfect flavour harmonies, without even having to leave your home.

The BARISTA coffees, Chiaro, Scuro and Corto will be available for a limited period starting September from Nespresso boutiques at ABC Achrafieh (Level 0) or ABC Dbayeh (Level 3) and ABC Verdun (Level 2), as well as through orders from the Nespresso Customer Care Centre on (+961) 5 953 700 and online on

About Nestlé Nespresso SA

Nestlé Nespresso SA is the pioneer and reference for highest-quality portioned coffee.  The company works with more than 70,000 farmers in 12 countries through its AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program to embed sustainability practices on farms and the surrounding landscapes.  Launched in 2003 in collaboration with The Rainforest Alliance, the program helps to improve the yield and quality of harvests, ensuring a sustainable supply of high quality coffee and improving livelihoods of farmers and their communities. 

Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, Nespresso operates in 69 countries and has more than 12,000 employees. In 2016, it operated a global retail network of more than 600 boutiques. For more information, visit the Nespresso corporate website: