While most may never travel from New Zealand to the high hills of Costa Rica, Nespresso’s new Limited Edition coffee offers the next best thing – an insight into the local talents and craftsmanship of the country’s land.
The process used to make Master Origin Costa Rica was created by local farmer and roaster Edgar Saldago and involves a unique washing method that produces a delicately balanced coffee with malty, sweet, and cereal notes.
Selectively handpicked from the Central Highlands of Costa Rica, coffee beans are soaked in natural hyperthermal mineral water for 12 hours. Taken from a volcano, the water is cooled from 65-70○C to 40-42○C before the beans are placed in to soak. During the soaking time the natural minerals thoroughly cleanse the beans and enhance their finest characteristics, creating a perfectly balanced and clean taste.
In 2018 only a few containers of the Limited Edition Master Origin Costa Rica were produced, and it’s also sustainability sourced thanks to the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program which connects Nespresso directly with farmers to build sustainable farming practices and provide benefits for farming communities. As a result, Nespresso’s local farmers in Costa Rica are supported in their business and the coffee is of a consistently superior quality.
Thanks to this collaboration, Nespresso can offer Kiwi coffee connoisseurs this rare coffee experience mastered by craftsmen and inspired by the land.
“We love giving Kiwis the opportunity to transport themselves to uncovered coffee growing regions throughout the world through our Master Origin range, and the new Limited Edition Master Origin Costa Rica coffee is no exception. Through our Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program, we have collaborated with local farmers in Costa Rica to discover and care for a scarce coffee bean. Its distinctive malty characteristics are representative of its Central Highlands region and it’s fantastic enjoyed as a long black first thing in the morning or as a milky flat white in the afternoon,” says John Ciaglia, Nespresso New Zealand country manager.
Available for a limited period from Nespresso boutiques, as well as through orders from the Nespresso Customer Care Centres and online at nespresso.com.