Nespresso provided the Nespresso Pixie, Palermo and Milano for testing.
I’ve mentioned before on Steamy Kitchen my love for Nespresso. Years ago, I bought myself a Nespresso machine, my brother and my parents each a machine as well. I’m currently visiting my parents house, and Nespresso sent their adorable Pixie machine for us to test, along with 2 limited edition coffees – the Palermo and the Milano.
My parents love coffee. Correction – they love STRONG, aromatic, flavorful coffee. The Milano and Palermo is exactly in their sweet spot of coffee indulgence.
We sampled both blends, stirred in a touch of sugar and sipped, enjoying both with Italian cookies. The Palermo has an intensity of 11, and I’d describe it as a dynamic punch. It’s strong! Exactly what my parents love.
I prefer the Milano, with an intensity of 9. It’s balanced flavors linger – smooth, sweet and powerful. I added a little sugar in the raw to bring out more sweetness.
The Nespresso Pixie heats up in 25 seconds, the fastest of all of the Nespresso machines. It’s so small and efficient!
We’re giving away a Nespresso Pixie, to celebrate the limited editions of Palermo & Milano (hurry, whey they’re gone, they’re gone!)
Nespresso Tribute to Palermo
RICH AND SPICY
This powerful, bitter blend of African Arabicas and Robustas is intensely roasted to bring out aromas of cacao and spicy peppery notes. Full bodied, this ristretto is enhanced by a silky texture for mouth-filling pleasure.Intensity 11.
A powerful, bitter blend of African Arabicas and Robusta.
The Robusta coffee in the blend is roasted dark and long, while the Arabicas are medium roasting colour, but long roasting time to obtain a powerful and intense coffee while maintaining the specificities of the origins.
Tribute to Palermo is a powerful and intensely roasted blend that brings out aromas of cacao and spicy peppery notes.
Order Nespresso Palermo here.
Nespresso Tribute to Milano
ELEGANT AND HIGHLY AROMATIC
A highly aromatic ristretto blend of Arabicas from South and Central America is reinforced with a washed Guatemalan Robusta. The elegant result gives a delightful equilibrium between fine fruity aromas and a sweet cereal note. Intensity 9.
A highly aromatic ristretto blend of Arabicas from South and Central America is reinforced with a washed Guatemalan Robusta.
The Arabicas in the blend are roasted light yet long to highlight their natural sweetness, whilst Robusta is roasted long and dark.
Tribute to Milano is a highly aromatic and elegant ristretto blend with a delightful equilibrium between fine fruity aromas and a sweet cereal note.
Order Nespresso Milano here.
Nespresso Pixie Giveaway
We are giving away the Nespresso Clips Pixie test unit (white/red panels)