IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME
Take a break with Vertuo
In Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, coffee remains the most popular drink.
The average person drinks more than 130 litres per year, or around 20 million cups! It’s a passion enjoyed in many forms, although there’s a predilection for long extractions. Coffee is connected to a decidedly relaxed lifestyle and socialising. Take the time to enjoy a good coffee, give yourself a break and recharge your batteries....
A new machine,
2 machine designs
It comes with an
Just press the buTTon, and the machine automatically reads the barcode printed
on each capsule, and takes care of the rest.
It couldn’t be easier.
More than half of the
Vertuo coffees are meant
for the 230ml mug, a generous
sizing to savour slowly.
SIZES OF VERTUO CUPS
Select your cup size to discover
the matching coffees
A Washed Robusta from Guatemala
and Arabica from Latin America,
the Diavolitto is worthy of
its name. A fiery temperament
made for espresso.
Dark roasting and a blend
of South American Arabica and
Robusta beans find the perfect balance between strong
All the pleasure of a
full-bodied espresso with
dominant cocoa and fruity notes,
without the caffeine.
Voltesso is lightly roasted,
and showcases the finesse of
South American Arabica beans.
A real classic double espresso
with prominent smoky aromas
with notes of vanilla and cocoa.
Light roasted Latin American
Arabica beans. A strong coffee
that nevertheless expresses
the blend’s woody notes.
The light roasting of the
Barista Creations Bianco
Leggero brings out the caramel
and biscuit notes in this
blend of Indonesian and
Kenyan Arabica beans.
For all your milky coffees.
India brings the Robusta,
Colombia the Arabica. The result?
A powerful aroma with the
delicious bitterness of cocoa in a
Colombian Arabica with a dash of
Guatemalan Robusta, for a
delicate coffee with cereal notes.
A smooth, gentle decaff with
malted notes from Brazilian
and Colombian beans.
The Ethiopian Arabica produces
surprising, musky notes of wild
blueberry, with a floral accent.
An incomparable length in the
mouth for this Intenso that is both
bright and dense, the perfect
alliance between Robusta
and Arabica beans.
A magical encounter
and Guatemalan Arabica
Sharp and intense, Odacio is
an elegant coffee. It makes a
fruity impression in the
mouth before giving way to
a lasting smoothness.
MASTER ORIGIN MEXICO
A wild, textured coffee, made with twice-washed Mexican Robusta and Arabica beans. A unique single origin coffee. Don’t miss out.
Perfectly rounded, Melozio is lightly roasted and left to fully express the Brazilian bourbon and Central American Arabica.
Brazil and Central America
top the bill, but the star of the
show is the hazelnut, which gives
this Hazelino all of its
of course, as the perfect
pairing for the evenly
roasted Arabica beans
from Central America
The vanilla notes
bring a unique delicacy and
creaminess to this
Colombian and Costa Rican Arabica
beans join forces
in this long, rounded,
and aromatic decaff.
MASTER ORIGIN COLOMBIA
An outstanding original coffee, from the Colombian mountains. Smooth, fruity, and full-bodied. And Fairtrade!
The best of both worlds,
with a creamy blend of
Floral and acidic notes
for this Giornio with its
African beans from
Kenya and Ethiopia.
A light body and wonderful
acidity... Elvazio will satisfy
coffee-drinkers looking for a fresh,
floral, and fruity coffee.
The smoothest of all,
and the perfect way to start
day. Kenya and Colombia provide
the beans, with
of red berries.
An intense coffee best enjoyed
with milk in a 230ml mug to
appreciate its generous
For all your milkbased coffees.
The range’s other giant.
A thick, intense crema with a
rounded, malty mouthfeel and
One of the biggest in the range,
with a 414 ml extraction so
that you can really savour
its notes of caramel and toast.
Guaranteeing fair business relationships with producers
and protecting natural ecosystems and human communities in the countries where
Nespresso sources its coffees is one of our main objectives. Thus, 93% of our coffees –
Vertuo range included – are part of the AAA Sustainable QualityTM Program, a partnership
between Nespresso and the Rainforest Alliance, which supports 100,000 growers in 13
countries, with support from almost 450 agronomists in the field.
IN PRAISE OF
Discover our tips to slow down
When you need a break, what do you do to restore life’s balance? A long walk in the countryside, meditation, time in the garden... in Belgium and Luxembourg, boredom is no longer in fashion. Here’s a selection of the latest trends to unwind, illustrated by three young influencers who savour the hours as they pass... with a nice cup of Vertuo.
Meditation & yoga
With hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts, yoga and meditation can now be found all over Belgium and Luxembourg. To find the kind that’s right for you, contact your local federation (yogafederatie.be, federationbelgeyoga.be,
Kings & Queens Café in Brussels and The Playground in Antwerp are both fine ambassadors for the new wave of board game cafes. With their modern decor and Scandinavian vibes, customers of all ages are initiated into slow fun in a welcoming atmosphere. In Luxembourg, we’d head straight for Spillfabrik, the benchmark. And of course there’s the Brussels Games Festival.
Looking for the community garden of your dreams? Your best bet is to contact the bodies that manage and certify these activities. In Flanders, Antwerp is the liveliest city (antwerpen.be, search for “volkstuinen”). And there’s just as wide a choice in Brussels (environnement.brussels, search for “potagers collectifs”). In Wallonia, you find the real gems in Charleroi
The greatest challenge of all, La Bouillonnante (la-bouillonnante.org) is without a doubt the best race in Belgium and Luxembourg.
You only need one address to find out all you need to know about races and events: betrail.run
déborah gillyns’ VERTUO MOMENT
When I come back from the gym,
where I go every day, I like to make an
Arondio cappuccino in a 230ml Vertuo mug.
I make it with lactose-free or soy milk.
When I’m cooking, I like to make a Hazelino
in a View Mug Alto, also with milk. I love its hazelnut notes.
My Vertuo Plus Titane machine is really easy to use. You just press the button and it takes care of the rest. It also makes really big coffees, and that’s perfect for me as I like to drink coffee with milk.”
AMYLIA DE SCHEPPER’S VERTUO MOMENT
For Sunday brunch,
I go for a balanced coffee, a Giornio in a 230ml Vertuo mug.
I drink it black, although I do like a nice cappuccino. When I set
off for work, I take a 414ml Alto Dolce in my Vertuo Travel Mug.
And I’m ready for my daily commute
She takes it easy on her bike to Berchem station, bringing her Vertuo Travel Mug, and then uses the train journey to dream up her next recipe, and make some notes and outlines for stories and posts for her blog.
AMAËL HAZZA’S VERTUO MOMENT
I have my first coffee of the day in bed or
on the sofa, checking my Instagram feed or reading the news,
with a Master Origin Colombia in a 230ml Vertuo mug. When
I take a break at work, I like a smaller coffee, like a Double
Espresso Chiaro in an 80ml Vertuo double espresso glass.
MASTER ORIGIN COLOMBIA
THE ART OF CREMA
The secrets of this
That delicate layer of light brown foam that tops your Nespresso coffee: where does it come from?
Why is it important? How can you get it?
Britta Folmer, Coffee Science & Nutrition Manager at Nespresso, knows all there is to know.
And she’s here to answer all of your questions.
6 facts about crema you
didn't know yet
What is the crema?
It’s that dense golden foam that covers
the coffee and distinguishes an espresso from other
forms of extraction. Coffee-lovers particularly
like the contrast between the strong coffee and the delicate crema. When we developed Vertuo,
we wanted to create high-quality long extractions,
but also add a touch of originality,
something unexpected in larger cups.
The crema immediately appeared
as the solution to this challenge.
We took the iconic standards of the espresso
and transposed them onto longer extractions,
for the perfect tasting experience.
What makes a good crema?
It needs to be made up of tiny bubbles.
It should be generous, and remain stable while you drink.
For baristas, the crema is the sign of a successful extraction.
It is also often used as the benchmark for configuring
Why is it so important for coffee-tasting?
Visually, first of all, the crema awakens the senses.
It helps to free the aromas. It gives the coffee a more
pronounced fragrance as the roasted notes are pushed
to the fore. This is due to the presence of
microbubbles that, as they pop, free their full flavour
and give you that full aromatic experience.
The crema also affects the taste.
It gives a creamy mouthfeel which also helps
you appreciate the roasted notes.
What should it look like?
First of all, you need to look at the colour and the
size of the bubbles. The crema shouldn’t be too
thin and should cover the whole surface
of the coffee. You can use a transparent glass
to easily measure it. Also listen to the crema before
sampling your brew. It’s almost as if it sings.
Bring your ear near the cup and
you’ll hear little bubbles popping.
How can you combine crema and milk?
For great latte art in your cappuccino and a real
contrast in colours, you need a good quality crema.
During tasting, the crema and the milk foam
will blend together for a perfect
What are the mistakes to avoid?
The crema should be an integral part of your
coffee ritual. There are no good or bad habits.
Appreciate its appearance, mix it with the coffee,
or taste it with a spoon... Personally,
I like to stir the bottom of my cup to release
all of the crema it contains, and savour
it to the very last drop.
AN INVITATION ON
A chocolate symphony or tropical notes, flavour knows no borders and the Vertuo range
invites to explore coffees from
all horizons. Get inspired by
our exclusive recipes and
let your creativity do
Master Origin Mexico
Vertuo Double Espresso Cup
View Recipe Glasses
Passion for Colombian Coffee with Master Origin Colombia
The full richness of Colombian coffee and passionately grown beans give this new recipe an Amazonian feel, concocted with 100% Fairtrade Master Origin Colombia.
- 1 capsule of Vertuo Master Origin Colombia (230ml)
- 1/2 passion fruit
- 20ml passion fruit syrup
- 7 ice cubes.
- Pour the passion fruit syrup into a Recipe Glass
- Add 7 ice cubes
- Press the passion fruit pulp and add to mix with seeds
- Pour Master Origin Colombia straight over it all.
MASTER ORIGIN COLOMBIA
Blonde chocolate viennois with Barista Creations Bianco Leggero
A thick layer of whipped cream atop 80ml of Barista Creations Bianco Leggero, topped with white chocolate chips... This extravagantly decadent Viennois is sure to make an impression.
- 1 capsule of Vertuo Barista Creations Bianco Leggero (80ml)
- 100ml of liquid cream
- 2 squares of Nespresso white chocolate with caramel
- Pour an extraction of Barista Creations Bianco Leggero into a Vertuo double espresso glass
- Add 100ml of cream in a siphon and puncture one gas canister
- Top the coffee with whipped cream
- Grate the Nespresso white chocolate with caramel over the cream.