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Discover the Taste of Old World Cafés With These Two Special Coffee Blends

Curious coffee drinkers and connoisseurs will be delighted to know that pod coffee brand, Nespresso, launched new limited edition variants which pay tribute to the historical roots of the coffee houses Café Istanbul, and Caffe Venezia.


These blends carry the vibrant spirit of Old World cafés that conceived the most fascinating coffee house cultures. Café Istanbul, made of Arabian coffee from Yemen mixed with East Indies and Indian treasures, conveys an intense roasted and black pepper spicy notes. It is as exotic and intense as the coffee houses found in this enthralling city.

A sumptuous spread of Mediterranean food prepared by Ongpauco-Tiu at Alicia Sy’s brunch promoting the Café Istanbul.

Meanwhile, Caffé Venezia, has an elegant and delicate profile; the perfect muse of Venetian coffee houses. This blend features beans from the ancient Ethiopian city of Harrar mixed with Indian Arabica to fashion a cup rich with the exotic perfume of the East. Wild and floral notes are combined with a roasted character, making this variant a strong, complex coffee.

  • Alicia Sy.

Three women from the fashion and lifestyle scenes, each hosted separate brunch parties to promote the new flavors. Town & Country’s home and food expert Alicia Sy, Philippine Tatler Home and Philippine Tatler Traveller editor Mia Borromeo, and style icon Camille Co conducted a mid-day get-together to introduce the limited edition brews to the public.

Both coffees can be enjoyed as espresso or black coffee as well as coffee with milk like a Latte or Cappuccino.

Cafe Istanbul and Caffè Venezia are available for a limited period only at the Nespresso Boutique, R1 Level Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Makati, or through orders from the Nespresso Customer Care Hotline (02) 477 7870, and online at www.nespresso.ph.

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