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The Moment has Arrived Introducing Naora, limited edition 2012. A late harvest coffee developed by Nespresso experts, in close collaboration with Colombian coffee-growers. Capture all the aromatic richness of Naora and savor its notes of blackcurrant and blueberry. Discover Naora
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Discover Nespresso Naora Limited Edition 2012, a late harvest coffee
Naora and its Forest Treat: Indulge yourself with this refreshing harmony...
Naora and its Blackberry Latte Macchiato: a subtle touch of blackberry with milk that will enhance your Naora moment
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Berries not yet ready to be harvested
The point at which berries are normally harvested
Late harvest ripeness allows for especially intense aromas
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Find out what sparkled the idea of the late harvest coffee
Every day we talk about things that
could be done to obtain new coffee flavors.
Naora was a project inspired by
viniculture and wine making
but when it was translated into coffee,
when we succeeded in translating it into coffee,
when we succeeded in reproducing the process,
making it unique in terms of...
making it unique in terms of its taste qualities.
It was a long process: we have been working on this part
for more than two and a half years.
We explored many variables and many areas.
One day, when I was visiting some coffee plantations in Tolima,
I noticed a coffee plot
with lots of over-ripe cherries.
I immediately asked the coffee grower:
... why is this coffee
like this - over-ripe, it is going to fall.
He said: No, don't worry,
this coffee is a new variety
a variety called Castillo
and one of its characteristics is that the cherry
it dries still on the branch.
Castillo allows the bean to become
ripe without falling.
Naora is a dream come true
to be able to play around with nature in terms of
being able to adjust the flavor of the bean
by pushing further with its state of ripeness.
And this is what we are doing
with this Late Harvest project.
Discover how the Naora dream became a reality
Naora coffee variety
The coffee variety used for Naora is called Castillo. This variety has been specifically chosen for Naora for several reasons: it has distinctive quality features, such as higher bean density and size; it also has particular notes and in cup profile that connoisseurs have come to expect from Colombian coffee regions and most importantly, Castillo cherries can overripe and stay attached to the branch which was not the case with other varieties growing in Colombia. This factor was relevant to this project because it allows cherries to develop maximum of nutrients and to increase the flavor precursors.
Waiting for this particular moment of ripeness is a matter of timing and expertise
Time is one of the most important parameters
in defining when to harvest.
Physicists will tell you it is all about momentum,
being able to capture the moment:
If you go beyond this point
the coffee will be considered as defective.
This coffee is ripe.
It is ripe now.
It could be harvested to make a mild Colombian coffee.
Normal coffee, not Late Harvest.
For that, you need to wait a little.
We have always told the coffee growers
to harvest the coffee when it looks like this.
Then suddenly we are saying, not now.
You will need to harvest it from now on
A particular harvest
I think that these are the perfect beans,
I think now is the right time.
This has been the greatest challenge we have ever faced.
I hope the product will be a success because
it is the culmination of a lot of hard work –
not just by me, but by everyone who
has worked with us on this project.
Find out more on the Naora Late harvest process
A pioneering and sophisticated process
Naora is a late harvested Colombian Arabica, matured for an extended yet highly controlled period of time to develop a new unique taste reminiscent of blackcurrant and blueberry notes. Nespresso Coffee Experts, in close collaboration with the agronomists of the Colombian Coffee Federation and farmers, have developed a new sophisticated protocol defining the exact conditions and timings of the late harvest maturation state: approximatively 15 days after the usual harvest time. The maturation state of the cherries is manually measured with a specific instrument called “refractometer” also used in the wine industry which determines the sugar content in the cherry. This measurement is highly correlated with the maturation stage of the coffee and enables us to define if it is the right moment to pick the cherry.
Read about how Nespresso stretched the limits of time
The timing between "just right late harvest" and "too late harvest" going to be fermented is very short, a few days, making this process complex to execute for the farmer. It requires more vigilance than usual by having to check the plants every couple of days to determine if their cherries are at the ideal maturity stage for Naora. Once picked, the usual Nespresso process and treatment to prepare the green coffee is applied to the late-harvest coffee cherries
Discover Naora's notes of blackcurrant and blueberry
I hope that
creating a product like this
people to take time to enjoy their coffee,
to give the coffee time, to let the coffee speak.
Naora coffee comes from two specific territories,
two regions: Santander and Tolima,
where we had never worked before.
We are striving to
expand the boundaries of taste in
to create a totally new flavor.
The late cherry harvest
is the true source
of Naora’s taste.
Naora offers a truly unique sensory experience.
The late harvest truly transforms
the aromatic style: from notes of red fruits,
to very lively blackberry notes
- wilder too.
And then it moves towards notes of black fruits,
berries, blackcurrant and blueberry.
With an intensity of 5,
it offers a very balanced coffee.
No one sensation dominates any other.
Naora goes very well with milk.
It is interesting to see how new notes
develop. Notes of walnut,
and notes of hazelnut.
And that is along with a very silky texture.
Of course people are going to like it a lot.
First of all, Naora is not just the coffee
inside the capsule.
Naora has much greater richness:
not just richness of taste,
but richness in terms of the history behind it:
the coffee growers and all the people
who worked to make this project like
this in the capsule.
Discover Tolima and Santander coffee
The main characteristics of Tolima as well as Santander coffee is the mild and sweet notes and balanced cup. The Late Harvest technique increases its fruitiness, expressed as blackcurrant and blueberry notes.
Find out more about Naora's unique taste
Thanks to this late harvest, the sweet red-fruit notes characteristic of pure Colombian Arabicas evolve into complex hints of wild fruits, blackcurrant and blueberry with an incredible long-lasting flavor. Naora Limited Edition is a Grand Cru of intensity 5 to be enjoyed as an Espresso (1.35 oz). Tasted with the addition of milk, you will savor a sweet harmony with hints of walnut and hazelnut.
Savor all the aromatic richness of Naora
Naora Limited Edition 2012
Naora Limited Edition 2012 is a Grand Cru of intensity 5 to be enjoyed as an Espresso (1.35 oz). Harvested after a longer and strictly controlled ripening period, Naora coffee cherries develop singular aromatic notes. Thanks to this late harvest, the sweet red-fruit notes characteristic of pure Colombian Arabicas evolve into complex hints of wild fruits. Only this extended maturation period enables these coffee cherries to develop notes of blackcurrant and blueberry with an incredible long-lasting flavor. With the addition of milk, savor a sweet harmony with hints of walnut and hazelnut.
The Naora Cup
Naora Limited Edition Premium Cup
Discover all the aromatic richness of Naora by enjoying it in an exclusive cup designed to evoke the unique character of this limited edition.
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Naora and its Forest Treat
Indulge yourself with this refreshing harmony...
10 minutes (and 30 minutes for cooling the espuma)
- 13.5 oz fresh raspberry coulis - 2.5 g d'alginate or 3 gelatine sheets - 1 scoop of yogurt ice-cream - Naora espresso - 2 ice cubes
- 2 Ritual Water Glasses - 1 siphon for the wipped cream or the foam
Mix the raspberry coulis with the alginate or with the gelatine sheets (previously dissolved in hot water) Pour the mix in a siphon and leave the preparation in the fridge for 30 minutes Pour 1.35 oz of Naora espresso and 2 ice cubes in a shaker. Shake until the ice melt Serve in one of the glasses Put a scoop of yogurt ice-cream in the other glass and make sure that its covers the bottom and that the surface is flat Add the rasberry foam on top and serve.
Naora Blackberry Latte Macchiato
Indulge yourself with this Latte Macchiato, a subtle touch of blackberry with milk that will enhance your Naora moment
- 0.67 oz blackberry syrup - 0.34 oz blackberry purée - 5 oz milk - Naora espresso
- 1 Ritual Recipe Glass - 1 Aeroccino
Foam the milk with the Aeroccino Mix the syrup and the blackberry purée, and incorporate the milk foam to the blackberry mix Serve in a Ritual Recipe Glass Pour the 1.35 oz Naora espresso delicately into the preparation and serve
A strong collaboration that brought this limited edition to life
Saying "we are going to do things differently"
It is hard, it is tough, it is not easy, believe me.
The main danger was that the coffee growers
would not accept the approach –
the coffee growers wouldn't feel right
about changing what they had been doing for 80 years
and picking the beans when they were this color.
Initially I thought
that it couldn't be done.
I was invited to a meeting in San Jose
and I finished off the meeting.
It was not easy, not at all.
Especially for the farmers
who have to persuade
20, 30, 40 or even 100 pickers
that from now on they are going to harvest
when the beans are purple, not red.
It was a very sudden change.
We have always told the harvesters:
"Make sure you pick the coffee when it's ripe,
you can't pick overripe coffee
because it ruins the flavor."
But now we are changing the ground rules
the first coffee growers who agreed to change
that it produces a different flavour profile.
That sets off a chain reaction.
They started to say
"No, it's easy, look. I did this and it worked!"
It is amazing: there is a chain of
trust between the different parties,
starting with us and working backwards.
We have a lot of confidence in the Federation,
which did an excellent job of passing on the information
to the coffee growers,
then the coffee growers told the pickers.
I am very proud that
the coffee travels around the globe.
It is not only found in San Gil, Santander,
and Colombia – you find it around the whole world.
That makes me happy
Find out more on this long-term relationship built on trust and passion
This unique experience is a result of a long and trustworthy relationship between Nespresso, the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) and the invaluable participation of 750 farmers. Developping all together this audacious project was a challenge they all accepted to take up. We thank them all.