Nothing conjures images of Italian sojourns like afternoon espressos in quaint cafes and late-night tiramisu shared between friends. And while there are many things the Italians do well, their coffee culture produces some of the finest, most diverse flavours and smoothest roasts in the world. It’s something that Nespresso has captured in its inimitable permanent range, Ispirazione Italiana.
Designed to honour the full spectrum of regional flavours produced in Italian coffee, this exceptional range pays homage to distinct practices found in Florence, Naples, Venice and Palermo, alongside a modern take on the iconic and universally-beloved Ristretto brew. It is a collection as diverse as the country from which it draws inspiration, and promises a little taste of Italian culture for those of us who, unfortunately, couldn’t quite get the real thing this year.
You only have to talk to the Denizen team to discover how attached we are to our Nespresso. In fact, we’ve managed to dedicate a whole cupboard in our office to the brand’s various flavours and special collections. That said, Ispirazione Italiana remains our coffee of choice time and time again (with Arpeggio being a firm favourite) — partly because of its wide range of brews, but mostly, because we are trying our very best to brighten up the season and be inspired by a little bit of European magic. But a daily cup of coffee isn’t the only way to enjoy Ispirazione Italiana — Nespresso has crafted an exquisite collection of coffee recipes to truly embrace la dolce vita. After all, when you can’t be in Italy with the rest of your social media feed, there’s no harm in a bit of make believe.