Inspired by the ambassador of all Italian coffees, we chose not to imitate but to roast our own version. The ristretto is the essence of Italy’s iconic coffee culture. It’s not reflective of any one city – it’s Italy. It’s the fashion, the art, the cuisine – it’s the consistent elegance and excellence of Italy as a whole. Inspired by this ambassador of all Italian coffees, we chose not to imitate but to roast our own version. Ispirazione Ristretto Italiano is a blend of diverse Arabica and Robustas – a contrasting bouquet from around the world – together they recreate the iconic Italian taste. Ispirazione Ristretto Italiano is a medium-dark roast. In one short, sharp sip, this blend reveals all its intensity and complexity of aromas. It’s a roasty and intense coffee accented by fruity notes and a hint of acidity dancing through. It’s a profile worthy of an ambassador – a coffee that explains Italians’ passion for coffee and makes sense of why it’s ingrained in daily life.
Intensely roasted, hint of fruity
Nespresso experts surveyed the best local bars and roasters in Italy and drew inspiration from their tasting experiences to craft a sophisticated recipe that combines arabicas and robustas coming for all three producing continents. Brazilian arabicas serve as a neutral base that is spiced with a dash of high quality robusta from South India. Finally, the best of South American and East African arabicas add a hint of a crisp fruit note, masterfully finishing the Ristretto Italiano.
Split-roasting means you can taste what each coffee brings to the cup. The long-roasted robusta coffee gives ISPIRAZIONE Ristretto Italiano its body, its roastiness, and its cocoa bitterness. Putting the arabica coffees through a quick roast keeps their bright acidity and fruity notes alive and gives ISPIRAZIONE Ristretto Italiano more in the cup. We celebrate Italy’s rich history of master blenders and roasters in ISPIRAZIONE Ristretto Italiano.
A roasty and intense coffee but with fruity notes and a hint of acidity dancing through the blend – ISPIRAZIONE Ristretto Italiano is mysterious and magnetic in its complexity. It’s a profile worthy of an ambassador – a coffee that explains Italians’ passion for coffee and makes sense of why it’s ingrained in daily life. Extracted to the classic 25 ml, you’ll soon see how right the Italians are – this drop of deliciousness shows how less can truly be more.